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The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike South African History Online

Introduction: Background to the Strike. The formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 was a development that had vastly different consequences for the various groups in the four former colonies. The union was a victory for the British especially for the ‘uitlanders’ (foreigners) and mining magnates who wanted to unite the country; but it was a defeat for Afrikaners such as

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

Feb 28, 2019· 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 was scheduled to start Thursday night.

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

A group of mines, employing about 5,000 workers, in South Africa that is owned and operated by Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata Plc. Tensions with the miners, who went on strike Sunday, are escalating.

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

The strike has hit about 40 percent of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

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Mining Weekly Topic Latest News South Africa

Jun 12, 2020· SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners . By: Cameron Mackay 22nd May 2020 A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as

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30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike MINING.COM

Oct 04, 2015· The fate of the South African mining industry is once again in the hands of striking workers. The country’s powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday announced that coal miners

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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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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

A group of mines, employing about 5,000 workers, in South Africa that is owned and operated by Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata Plc. Tensions with the miners, who went on strike Sunday, are escalating.

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

Feb 27, 2019· 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 was scheduled to start Thursday night.

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30,000 coal miners go on strike in South Africa

More than 30,000 coal miners in South Africa have launched an indefinite strike after discussions over wages failed. Being led by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the strike is expected to continue until the workers and their employers reach a solution.

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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 downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

The strike has hit about 40 percent of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

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New measures to bring order to strikes in South Africa

Feb 15, 2019· In the past five years, South Africa’s mining industry has faced some of the country’s most prolonged and violent strikes over wages. For example, in the five-month strike in the platinum industry in 2014, nine people were killed.

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Mining Weekly Topic Latest News South Africa

Jun 12, 2020· SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners . By: Cameron Mackay 22nd May 2020 A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as

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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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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and

Oct 10, 2012· 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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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in

The South African mining industry shed 20,000 jobs in the 12 months leading to June 2013, and that trend was set to continue due to low margins, cost pressures and volatile commodity prices. Additionally, labour costs in the mining sector account for 45% to 50% of total cost, while the global average was 30 to 40% of total cost, with employee

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa YouTube

Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives. For more CNN videos, check out our Yo...

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Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa

Apr 08, 2015· The move comes ahead of wage talks in South Africa’s coal, gold and diamond sectors expected to begin next month. In March, the NUM said it may

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Platinum Markets Rocked After South Africa Mining Strike

But it also now has a tarnished reputation, after platinum miners in South Africa held a wildcat strike for higher wages at the Lonmin mine and 34 of them were shot dead by police.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

May 28, 2014· Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak.

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