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Timeline of events

17 September 2018
AngloGold Ashanti concludes wage agreement
12 September 2018
CCMA consolidated conciliation process begins
5 September 2018
Gold wage negotiations update
29 August 2018
Gold wage negotiations update
22 August 2018
Negotiations continue despite the NUM declaring a dispute
21 August 2018
Gold producers table conditional offer
15 August 2018
Unions reject firm offer
1–2 August 2018
Producers table firm offer
Session 3 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
Session 3 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
25 July 2018
Companies disappointed by union’s rejection of ‘credible’ offer
18 July 2018
Gold companies table wage offers
Day 2 of the 2018 Gold Wage Negotiations
11 July 2018
Gold wage negotiations get underway
Day 1 at the 2018 Wage Negotiations for the gold industry
9 July 2018
Gold wage negotiations to begin
11 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by Solidarity
4 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by AMCU
2 May 2018
Wage demands submitted by UASA
23 April 2018
Wage demands submitted by the NUM

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What the conditional offer means

21 August 2018

Facts & figures

In 2017, the gold mining industry:

  • Contributed R42.7 billion* towards GDP

  • Produced 138 tonnes of gold

  • Sold R67.6 billion of gold

  • Employed around 112,000 employees directly

  • Paid employees R29.9 billion in earnings

  • Paid R0.9 billion in royalties

* 2016


Gold industry union representation figures
as at 24 August 2018
 

The figures above are an accurate reflection of payroll deductions.

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Sibanye-Stillwater [logo]
Harmony [logo]
Village Main reef [logo]
For more information, contact:

Motsamai Motlhamme
Minerals Council South Africa
+27 (0)11 498 7400 or
+27 (0)82 202 6734

Charmane Russell
+27 (0)11 880 3924 or
+27 (0)82 372 5816
charmane@rasc.co.za

Memory Johnstone
+27 (0)11 880 3924 or
+27 (0)82 719 3081
memory@rasc.co.za