• Marikana: Cause and Effects | War Resisters' International

    However, evidence shows that on 14 August, just two days before the massacre, there was a joint agreement between the company’s management and police that the strike should be broken in a decisive manner (source: Bureau of Investigative Journalism) The impact of Marikana. Economy. Mining is an important sector in the South African economy.

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  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    The Rand Rebellion was a widespread strike amongst miners in the Witwatersrand area of the Transvaal Province in the former Union of South Africa. 2007 strike. In 2007 the South African National Union of Mineworkers, which represents the nation's mineworkers, engaged in a series of talks with the Chamber of Mines, an industry group. The ...

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  • Firebrand Politician Calls for Total South Africa Mine Strike

    DRIEFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — In a speech punctuated by cheers and the blowing of whistles and vuvuzelas, firebrand politician Julius Malema called Tuesday for a national strike in all South African mines, encouraging a step-up of a strike that has already halted production at several platinum and gold mines.

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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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  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

    Gold miners downed tools after wage negotiations failed and over 100,000 miners went on strike 2011 South Africa's mining industry is largest contributor to economic transformation through widespread black economic empowerment transactions 2016 Fatalities in the industry fall to lowest level in history of South African mining 2017

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  • Six reasons your employees will go on strike - BizNews.com

    In Part II of a series on South Africa 2013: The Year of the Strikes, Advocate Ilene Power highlights six main reasons your employees will go on strike. If you’re an executive on a fat package, some of these risk factors will not be music to your ears – as, ultimately, your income is a major risk factor.

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  • List of mines in South Africa - Wikipedia

    This list of mines in South Africa is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output. For practical purposes stone, marble and other quarries may be included in this list.

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  • Free Food For South African Miners, Strike Settlement In Sight

    Jun 13, 2014· Striking workers gathered at mines near Rustenburg for free food and news of a deal to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history, AFP reports. The miners' union and employers said Friday they were close to a deal to end the strike. Also on Friday, global ratings agency Fitch revised South Africa’s credit rating outlook from stable to negative because of a deterioration in the ...

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  • World's top 10 gold deposits - MINING.COM

    Today, we present the world’s Top 10 producing Gold Mines. Compiling them was not easy because there are a few ways they can be ranked. A top 10 list can by compiled by annual production, or by ...

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  • MiningWeekly.com | Breaking News | Real-Time Mining News

    By: Bloomberg 17th October 2019 Tharisa, the publicly traded South African platinum and chrome miner run by the Pouroulis family, has the right to take over a platinum mine project in Zimbabwe ...

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  • Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

    A wave of strikes occurred across the South African mining sector. As of early October analysts estimated that approximately 75,000 miners were on strike from various gold and platinum mines and companies across South Africa, most of them illegally.

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  • South Africa: Coalminers give notice to strike | IndustriALL

    Nov 15, 2017· Coalminers in South Africa belonging to IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), will give notice to strike on 16 November after wage negotiations with the Chamber of Mines have reached a deadlock. Miners were demanding a one off payment of US$77. Further, they wanted an eight per cent increase in 2018, and nine per cent in 2019.

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  • 1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

    Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressive South African weekly, the only paper which totally supported the strike, was sued by four mining companies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of mine …

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

    Oct 10, 2012· This paper is about underlying causes, social trends and possible solutions to address the causes of the mining strike wave crisis. It is an opinion piece that does not seek to detail the exact quantitative degree to which these trends have impacted on various commodity sub-sectors of the mining industry. ... The hard truth of South Africa’s ...

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  • History of trade unions in South Africa

    History of trade unions in South Africa. 2-22 Jul 2003 . Sesli strike for higher wages and trade union rights ... and those who refused were threatened with instant dismissal. The men called a general strike, stopped the pumps on all mines and when the 'French' company resumed work, marched on the mine to put the hauling gear out of action. ...

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  • Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy | SAnews

    Mar 05, 2014· With South Africa’s economy built on gold and diamond mining, the sector is also an important foreign exchange earner. But economists are concerned that continued strikes in major mining companies could damage the South African economy and hold back growth and employment.

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  • De Beers diamond miners strike in South Africa | Financial ...

    Jul 22, 2011· South African workers at De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, went on strike on Friday over wage demands, union officials said, as industrial action spread to the country’s ...

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  • The African Mine workers strike of 1946 | South African ...

    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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  • South African miners stage strike over safety standards ...

    Dec 05, 2007· More than half of South Africa's miners yesterday took part in a one-day strike over safety standards. At some mines more than 90% stayed …

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  • South African major mass killings timeline 1900-2012 ...

    12 August, African mine workers of the Witwatersrand went on strike in support of a demand for higher wages - 10 shillings a day. They continued the strike for a week in the face of the most savage police terror, in which officially 1,248 workers were wounded and nine people were killed.

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  • Top ten biggest gold mines - Mining Technology

    Sep 29, 2013· Indonesia is home to the world's biggest gold mine while South Africa, which houses the majority of the deepest mines in the world, also hosts two of the top ten largest gold mines. Mining-technology.com profiles the top ten biggest gold mines in the …

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  • Recent strikes and labour unrest chopped 6% off SA mining ...

    The recent spate of strikes and general labour unrest in platinum and other sectors of South Africa’s mining industry cost the country an overall 6 per cent in lost production Sajil Singh, Lead Analyst at Coface, tells Alec Hogg in this interview.In the platinum sector, the Rand value impact on Amplats and Lonmin alone was R10-billion – with their workers forfeiting R1-billion in income.

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  • Top 10 Largest Platinum Mining Companies in the World (2018)

    Top 10 Largest Platinum Mining Companies in the World . 1, Anglo American Platinum . Anglo American Platinum Limited is currently the world’s largest primary platinum producer, representing over 38% of the world’s total annual platinum supply. Anglo American Platinum, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, owns 11 mines across South Africa and in Zimbabwe.

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