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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 4 South Africa's crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions that...

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Akyem - Awaham Residents Fight Chief, MCE Over Community ...

Akyem – Awaham Residents Fight Chief, MCE Over Community Mining. December 7, 2021. General News. A group calling itself the concerned youth of Akyem-Awaham, a farming community in the Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region has staged a protest against their chief, and the MCE for allowing illegal mining activities to take place in ...

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - South African news ...

Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa's future. It's exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on …

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Strike Halts Platinum Mines in South Africa - WSJ

Strike Halts Platinum Mining in South Africa Union Members Demanding Pay Raises Stop Work at Sector's Three Largest Producers. Razor wire is seen outside the entrance to the Lonmin platinum mine ...

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Such events are rooted in a strike led by the African Mine Workers' Union in August 1946. Miners of the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. The strike went on for a week despite what South African History Online describes as "the most savage police terror". Officially, the police and army attacked the ...

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

The hard truth of South Africa's mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of ...

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South African coal miners go on strike – Workers World

Some 30,000 South African coal miners downed their tools on Oct. 4 over a wage dispute. This strike was organized by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a key affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which is an ally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. NUM has blamed the mining firm bosses for the failure ...

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South Africa's Rival Unions Unite in Dispute Over Gold ...

South Africa's long-divided mining unions are forging a united front against the industry's largest employer as they declared a dispute …

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south african mining strike timeline

1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 South ... Ndebele thought he was granting Rhodes a limited mining concession. 1907 White miners strike against Chinese labor 1922 Army quells miners' strike, killing 214 1941 African workers formed the African Mine Workers Union 1943 In order to stave off the growing unrest among the African mine workers, the regime appointed a …

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy

Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in …

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Grounds for a Strike: South African Gold Mining in the 1940s

GROUNDS FOR A STRIKE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINING IN THE 1940s By Wilmot G. James University of Cape Town Introduction The strike of about eighty thousand African gold miners in August 1946 has a special and romantic place in the annals of South African history. As an event it is celebrated in the popular

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Marikana: Cause and Effects | War Resisters' International

Mining is an important sector in the South African economy. It had been reported that in 2012 it brought in $21bn, or 5.5% of GDP and 38% of all South African exports. An internal memorandum from Lonmin officials shows that in July the company knew it was paying its rock drill operators less than other companies.

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National miners strike in South Africa - World Socialist ...

7 December 2007 Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike action on Tuesday, December 4. The strike, the first national walkout by...

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52 Keywords: Platinum mining strike, computable general equilibrium, UPGEM 1 Introduction The labour strike in South Africa's platinum sector that started on 23 January 2014 became the country's largest and most expensive in history ...

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S&P downgrades South Africa as mining strike takes toll ...

Standard & Poor's, the rating agency, downgraded South Africa 's credit rating on Friday in the latest blow to the country's ailing economy. S&P cited an unprecedented strike in the mining ...

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Witwatersrand Gold Rush | The Famous South African Gold Mine

A brief overview of the history and development of Witwatersrand, the famous gold mine of South Africa. With photos, facts, and figures about its impact on the growth of the region, the history of precious metals in the area, and the people that have mined the gold from the ground, even up to …

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South African union threatens strike at ... - Mining Zimbabwe

South African union threatens strike at coal and diamond mines October 8, 2020 Read Next FalGold to delist from ZSE South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro, and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements.

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List of miners' strikes - Wikipedia

Pennsylvania coal miner's strike of 1902. United States. Pennsylvania. 1902. Real del Monte silver miners' strike of 1766. Kingdom of Spain. Hidalgo. …

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike - WSJ

Text. JOHANNESBURG—South Africa's main platinum mining union said Monday that its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike, the country's longest, that has left the ...

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com

The strike by some 76,000 black miners in 1946 was one of the most significant examples of industrial action by black workers in South Africa. Following the demise of the ICU in the early 1940s, the mine workers were the first to challenge not only their employers, but the racist policies of the segregationist state of Jan Smuts.

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2014 South African platinum strike - Wikipedia

The GDP of South Africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production (25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike) in 50 years. It was the first contraction since 2009. Fitch Ratings downgraded its outlook on South Africa to "negative" from "stable".

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South Africa: 3 miners killed during strike

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Tension is rising in South Africa's platinum mine sector, where police are struggling to keep order after three miners working in defiance of a strike were killed in separate incidents.

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National miners strike in South Africa - World Socialist ...

Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike action on Tuesday, December 4. The strike, the first national walkout by miners since the ...

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The 1987 mineworkers strike - Mining Weekly

It was at that crucial stage in South Africa's political history that a new trade union movement, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), was founded in 1982 to act as a collective bargaining ...

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

The world's biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that …

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike - MINING.COM

That year, a strike led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) forced major producers Amplats (LSE:AAL), Implats (OTCMKTS:IMPUY) and Lonmin (LSE:LMI) to shed over 70,000 jobs.

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Gold miners begin strike in South Africa | Financial Times

About 50 people were also killed in strike-related violence during that unrest, including 34 striking miners shot by police as the fragility of the country's labour relations was graphically...

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Some of the longest strikes in SA | eNCA

The strike was the longest work stoppage in South African history. It continued for five months and cost workers earnings of around R10.6-billion. The industry lost R24-billion in …

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The fragile peace between South Africa's labour unions and ...

The fragile peace between South Africa's labour unions and the mining industry. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. The latest example of this eruption of peace was the ...

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy

Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy. RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and ...

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms ...

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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Gold miners begin strike in South Africa | Financial Times

Thousands of miners in South Africa's gold sector downed tools on Tuesday as a fresh wave of industrial unrest hit the struggling mining sector in Africa's largest economy.. The strike was ...

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South Africa mining strike damage is 'irreparable' - BBC …

South Africa mining strike damage is 'irreparable' 25 March 2014 Reuters Unions are seeking a big increase in miners' salaries Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long...

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