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South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

Over 80,000 South African gold miners launched a strike Tuesday against what union officials call "slave wages" and employer "arrogance," bringing one of the country's key industries to ...

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South Africa gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Mining gold, living in a tin shack Jump to media player Gold miners in South Africa are about to go on strike, joining tens of thousands of workers from other sectors taking industrial action. 03 ...

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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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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy ...

Jul 18, 2014· By Saijil Singh, lead analyst, Coface. A wave of violent, wildcat strikes that erupted periodically in 2012 rooted in a turf war between AMCU and the National Union of Mineworkers, cost platinum and gold producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP).

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

Sep 21, 2012· Some 15,000 workers employed by Gold Fields are already on strike. About 15% of South Africa's gold production is affected by the industrial unrest, a South African mining .

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety .

05.12.2007· 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.

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Miners beg union to end South Africa's longest .

South Africa is home to 80 percent of the world's known platinum reserves and the strike has halted production at mines that usually account for 40 percent of global output of the precious metal.

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Recent Strikes in South Africa's Platinum-Group Metal ...

South Africa. The mines and refineries are identified in tables 1 and 2, respectively, along with annual capacity, ownership, and labor strikes status. South African Platinum-Group Metal Producers Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (Amplats) of South Africa was the world's leading producer of platinum in 2011.

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Wild Mine Strikes Spread in South Africa - .

South Africa: Wage Strike Spreads to Second Mine SAPA, 11 September 2012. There was a production standstill at shafts owned by two of the biggest mining companies operating in South Africa .

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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in ...

The five month long strike affected both the workers and the mining companies. 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.

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South Africa mines hit by wildcat strikes after .

12.09.2012· Malema has toured mines making soapbox speeches and urging a national strike. In an interview on South Africa's Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday, Malema said: "We are calling for mine change in South ...

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Examining the impact of strikes on the South African economy

South Africa has a strong history of strike action with it usually garnering heavy media coverage. However, South Africa's strike intensity is not an international outlier. Bhorat, Kanbur& Mayet, (2012) show that over the period 1998 - 2008 S outh Africa's strike intensity was at 2.8%, similar to countries such as Denmark,

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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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South Africa mines hit by wildcat strikes after Marikana ...

Sep 12, 2012· Three of South Africa's biggest mines came to a standstill on Wednesday as wildcat strikes spurred by a police massacre and firebrand politician threatened to paralyse the industry.

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy ...

Jul 18, 2014· By Saijil Singh, lead analyst, Coface. A wave of violent, wildcat strikes that erupted periodically in 2012 rooted in a turf war between AMCU and the National Union of Mineworkers, cost platinum and gold producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP).

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South African Mines Too Deep, Root Of The .

19.03.2014· (Kitco News) - Mining strikes between South Africa's platinum giants and workers is fast approaching two months and there appears to be little movement from either side towards a resolution.

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Baruch Hirson: The General Strike of 1922

Charles R. Diamond (1969), African Labour Problems on the South African Gold Mines with Special Reference to the strike of 1946, MA thesis, University of Cape Town. Emest Glanville (1922), Through the Red Revolt on the Rand, Argus Printing, Johannesburg.

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South African court resets power balance .

South Africa's Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgment that's fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of ...

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Coal miners strike deal in South Africa | News | Al Jazeera

Coal companies in South Africa have signed a surprise wage deal with unions in an effort to avoid a wave of deadly illegal strikes that have rocked the country's gold and platinum sectors.

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Significant mine strikes history in South African history

Mar 13, 2014· A short bio on the mine strikes in South African history and the consequences. South Africa is the world leader in mining and the country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources. It is clear that mining in South Africa has shaped the country politically, culturally and economically and South African mining companies are key players in ...

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South African mine strikes spread - The Globe and Mail

Sep 12, 2012· In total, three of South Africa's largest mines are now at a standstill because of worsening labour unrest, with about 43,000 workers on strike or staying away from work.

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Causes Of Strikes In The Mining Industry Of South Africa

Causes Of Strikes In The Mining Industry Of South Africa. We are a large-scale manufacturer specializing in producing various mining machines including different types of sand and gravel equipment, milling equipment, mineral processing equipment and building materials equipment.

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

Sep 21, 2012· Some 15,000 workers employed by Gold Fields are already on strike. About 15% of South Africa's gold production is affected by the industrial unrest, a South African mining .

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Significant mine strikes history in South African history

Mar 13, 2014· A short bio on the mine strikes in South African history and the consequences. South Africa is the world leader in mining and the country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources. It is clear that mining in South Africa has shaped the country politically, culturally and economically and South African mining companies are key players in ...

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Coal miners strike deal in South Africa | News | .

Coal miners strike deal in South Africa. Companies offer five per cent deal in a bid to thwart spread of wildcat mines into the coal sector.

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2014 South African platinum strike - Wikipedia

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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Mine Strikes Spread in South Africa | Voice of .

More strikes have hit South Africa's mining industry, a week after striking workers at a platinum mine won a 22 percent pay raise. Workers walked off their jobs this week at mines run by AngloGold ...

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30,000 South African coal miners poised to .

30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike Andrew Topf | October 4, 2015 | 2:05 pm Energy Africa Coal The fate of the South African mining industry is once again in the hands of striking ...

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

May 20, 2019· History of mining in South Africa: Early industrial developments. The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852, a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein, today Springbok, in the Northern Cape province.

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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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