Mining sector
IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

NUMSA strike at platinum mines SA Thousands of workers on strike at South Africa’s Impala Platinum mines

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) went on strike at the Impala Platinum mines in Rustenburg this week. Among the key demands raised by the workers is an end to exploitation by labor contractors 

Chileans demand protection for mine workers in the face of COVID-19

In Chile, more than 2,500 mine workers are infected with coronavirus and 3 have recently died from the disease

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections