mining strike south africa

mining strike south africa

Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressiveSouth Africanweekly, the only paper which totally supported thestrike, was sued by fourminingcompanies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of …

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  • 30,000 coal miners go on strike in South Africa

    30,000 coal miners go on strike in South Africa

    Oct 05, 2015·More than 30,000 coal miners in South Africahave launched an indefinite strikeafter 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. The union is demanding a 14% rise in wages, in addition to the 14% increase being sought for the lowest paid workers in the coal …

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  • Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

    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 forcatalytic convertersinvehicles and is a key sourceofhard currencyfor South Africa.The...

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  • mining strike south africa

    mining strike south africa

    2007South Africa miners'strike— Wikipedia Republished . TheSouth Africa miners strikewas a one-daystrikeby the National Union of Mineworkers ofSouth Africaover working conditions and safety in the country'sminingindustry. It was the first ever industry-wideminers'strikeinSouth African…

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  • South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions

    South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions

    Dec 05, 2007· Dec. 5, 2007 JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 4 — South Africa’s crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of …

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  • 30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike

    30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike

    Oct 04, 2015· 30,000 South African coal minerspoised to strikeOver 30,000 workers are expected towalk picket linesstarting at 18:00 local time, DW Akademie reported. NUM wants a …

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  • TransvaalMinersGeneralStrike1913 Global Nonviolent

    TransvaalMinersGeneralStrike1913 Global Nonviolent

    acting minister of Justice in South Africa met with the strike committee on 19 and 22 June 1913 but was unwilling to concede to their demands. On 20 June, police arrested 5 strike

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  • UPDATE 1 South Africanunion threatensstrikeat coal and

    UPDATE 1 South Africanunion threatensstrikeat coal and

    South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call astrikeatminingcompanies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements.

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  • 1946 African Mineworkers Strike South AfricanHistory Online

    1946 African Mineworkers Strike South AfricanHistory Online

    Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressiveSouth Africanweekly, the only paper which totally supported thestrike, was sued by fourminingcompanies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of …

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  • PlatinumMinersWin Reprieve asSouth Africa Strike

    PlatinumMinersWin Reprieve asSouth Africa Strike

    Feb 27, 2019· The world’s biggest platinumminerswon a reprieve after aSouth Africancourt reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industrystrikethat was scheduled to start Thursday night.

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  • Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

    Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

    AsSouth Africa's biggest post-apartheid minestrikemarks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most ...

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  • TransvaalMinersGeneralStrike1913 Global Nonviolent

    TransvaalMinersGeneralStrike1913 Global Nonviolent

    non-unionminers, it reopened the mine on 11 June 1913. General J.C. Smuts, a former minister of mines inSouth Africanand the current Minister of Defense and Finance and the acting minister of Justice inSouth Africamet with thestrikecommittee on 19 and 22 …

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  • 30,000 coalminersgo onstrikeinSouth Africa

    30,000 coalminersgo onstrikeinSouth Africa

    Thestrikeis expected to worsen, and comes at a time whenSouth Africais facing a severe shortage of electricity. The country meets approximately 77% of its energy needs from coal.South Africaconsumes almost three quarters of the 255 million tonnes of coal produced domestically.

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  • Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

    Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

    Jul 18, 2014·Miningproduction decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014, reports Statistics SA. The cripplingstrikeaction that began on 23 January in the platinum sector has had a negative impact on totalminingproduction. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for PGMs (-48,5%), other non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11 ...

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  • mining strike south africa

    mining strike south africa

    2007South Africa miners'strike— Wikipedia Republished . TheSouth Africa miners strikewas a one-daystrikeby the National Union of Mineworkers ofSouth Africaover working conditions and safety in the country'sminingindustry. It was the first ever industry-wideminers'strikeinSouth African…

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  • Ahistory of mining in South Africa(ZA)

    Ahistory of mining in South Africa(ZA)

    Such events are rooted in astrikeled by theAfricanMine Workers’ Union in August 1946.Minersof the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. Thestrikewent on for a week despite whatSouth AfricanHistory Online describes as “the most savage police terror”. Officially, the police and army attacked the ...

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  • 30,000South African coal miners poised to

    30,000South African coal miners poised to

    Oct 04, 2015· The fate of theSouth African miningindustry is once again in the hands of striking workers. The country’s powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Sunday announced that coalminers…

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  • Baruch Hirson The General Strike of 1922

    Baruch Hirson The General Strike of 1922

    Charles R. Diamond (1969),AfricanLabour Problems on theSouth AfricanGold Mines with Special Reference to thestrikeof 1946, MA thesis, University of Cape Town. Emest Glanville (1922), Through the Red Revolt on the Rand , Argus Printing, Johannesburg.

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  • Platinum minersinSouth Africago onstrike World news

    Platinum minersinSouth Africago onstrike World news

    Jan 23, 2014· Tens of thousands ofplatinum minerswent onstrikeinSouth Africaon Thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's …

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  • Miners' Strike South Africa 1946

    Miners' Strike South Africa 1946

    Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. In August 1946 theAfricanMine Workers Union (AMWU) inSouth Africacalled astrikeof blackminersin the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. Thestrikewas the first widespread action taken byAfricanworkers since 1920.

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  • Rand Rebellion1922 South AfricanHistory Online

    Rand Rebellion1922 South AfricanHistory Online

    After this, asSouth Africagrew increasingly industrialized, the government came under stronger pressure to protect skilled white workers inminingand in the manufacturing industry. New laws. Three important Acts were passed that gave increasing employment opportunities to whites and introduced a programme ofAfricansegregation.

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  • South Africa mining strike to spreadto at least 15 firms

    South Africa mining strike to spreadto at least 15 firms

    South Africa mining strike to spreadto atleast 15 firms -Minerals CouncilBy Reuters - 22 February 2019 - 15:48 The 15miningfirms will take industrial action next week in support of colleagues ...

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  • Platinum Mining Protracted Strike by South African

    Platinum Mining Protracted Strike by South African

    Jun 16, 2014· Impact of theStrikeon the National Economy. Reports from various economic publications indicate that the ongoing crisis within the platinum sector inSouth Africahas caused not only tremendous losses for theminingcompanies but also the economy overall which still relies heavily on the extractive industries for export.

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  • Miners'Strike in South Africa Raises the Spiritof

    Miners'Strike in South Africa Raises the Spiritof

    Aug 16, 1987· THE nationwidestrikelaunched last week by more than 300,000 blackminershas caused new political uncertainty inSouth Africa. Thestrikeraised the spirits of the anti-apartheid movement ...

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  • South African miners to strike Reuters

    South African miners to strike Reuters

    Dec 03, 2007·South African miners to strike. By James Macharia. 5 Min Read. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mines inSouth Africa, the world’s top producer …

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  • South African platinum workers strike over pay BBC News

    South African platinum workers strike over pay BBC News

    Jan 23, 2014· This is the biggest industrial unrest inSouth Africa's platinum sector since the 2012 Marikana massacre, when police shot dead 34 strikingminers. Unlike 2012, the currentstrikeis legal.

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  • 2014 South African platinum strike longest wagestrikein

    2014 South African platinum strike longest wagestrikein

    The five month longstrikeaffected both the workers and theminingcompanies. TheSouth African miningindustry 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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  • Platinum minersinSouth Africago onstrike World news

    Platinum minersinSouth Africago onstrike World news

    Jan 23, 2014· Tens of thousands ofplatinum minerswent onstrikeinSouth Africaon Thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's …

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  • South AfricanPlatinumMinersAgree to EndStrike WSJ

    South AfricanPlatinumMinersAgree to EndStrike WSJ

    Mininganalysts from J.P. Morgan inSouth Africaestimated Monday that a total of 1.1 million ounces, or about 15% of global annual mined production, was lost so far as a result of thestrike.

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  • UPDATE 1 South Africa mining strike to spreadto at least

    UPDATE 1 South Africa mining strike to spreadto at least

    South Africais home to the world's biggest platinum group metals deposits and accounts for just over 90 percent of global production. Theminingfirms were considering the notices and vowed to "everything in their power" to prevent astrike, including legal action, the council said in the statement.

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  • History of mining in South Africa The key events

    History of mining in South Africa The key events

    That year, theAfricanMineworkers Union went onstrike, with 60,000 workers downing tools to demand higher wages, but police broke up the protest by killing 12 strikingminers, establishing a conflict betweenminingunions and government forces that would be a feature of the sector in years to come.

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