The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's (Amcu's) registration will be cancelled because it has ceased to function in terms of its constitution and is “not a genuine trade union”, the Labour Relations Registrar said in a government gazette notice on Wednesday. Lehlohonolo Molefe said in a brief notice that his intention to cancel Amcu's registration could be appealed against in writing within the next 60 days. Amcu did not immediately respond to various requests for comment. Amcu has just come out of a five-month strike by 14,000 of its members at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold division, having gained nothing more than what other unions had agreed on in November. It secured a R4,000 ex-gratia payment for its members as a sweetener, but this offer was extended to all employees at a cost of R120m to Sibanye. The strike was seen as a humiliating defeat for Amcu, despite its president Joseph Mathunjwa's fiery rhetoric that there would be a "revolution" before the union would s...

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