mining strikes in south africa

Mining strikes continue in South Africa

Nov 23 2012 0183 32 South African miners continue struggling with the companies On 1st November 2012 South African police fired tear gas on a group of striking coal miners This happened a day after security guards killed two workers who allegedly tried breaking into an explosives armoury at the Canadian-owned Forbes Manhattan Coal Corp mine...

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History of mining in South Africa The key events

That year the African Mineworkers Union went on strike with 60 000 workers downing tools to demand higher wages but police broke up the protest by killing 12 striking miners establishing a conflict between mining unions and government forces that would be a feature of the sector in years to come...

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MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN

Aug 31 1987 0183 32 More than 250 000 black miners agreed today to end South Africa s largest and costliest strike after three weeks The gold and coal miners failed to win any improvement over a pre-strike...

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South African Mining Strikes Spread to Gold Fields

Sep 10 2012 0183 32 South Africa s mining sector is reeling from strikes over the past month that have resulted in 44 deaths at Lonmin and have hit production of metals such as gold and platinum...

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List of miners strikes

Real del Monte silver miners strike of 1766 Kingdom of Spain Hidalgo 1766 South Africa miners strike of 2007 South Africa Nationwide 2007 United Mine Workers coal strike of 1919 United States Nationwide 1919 United Mine Workers Upper Peninsula miners strike of 1865 United States Michigan 1865 UK national coal strike of 1912 United Kingdom...

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

Tsunami mining strike changes landscape Article Staff Reporter - 26 Jun 2014 Retrenchments in the platinum mining sector are now all but inevitable say labour experts...

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Miners Strike South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

Miners Strike South Africa 1946 Synopsis In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union AMWU in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country s Witwatersrand gold producing region The strike was the first widespread action taken by African workers since 1920...

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Mining Weekly Topic Latest News

Jun 12 2020 0183 32 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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Scandals and strikes an uncertain future for platinum in

Strikes have been a familiar aspect of the South African mining history most memorably with the Markiana massacre in 2012 The strike started at a Lonmin mine near Rustenburg and 41 mineworkers were killed by police In response a wave of further strikes swept across the sector...

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa

Aug 17 2012 0183 32 Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police The police say they were trying to protect their own liv For more CNN videos check out our Yo...

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Briefing The politics of Marikana and South Africa s

M ore than a year after the South African police killed 34 strikers in Marikana labour unrest continues across the country s mining sector Industrial actions have targeted platinum giants like Amplats the world s largest producer where an 11-day strike over planned retrenchments has just ended and another is looming amid fresh wage talks...

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While Violent Mining Strikes Aren t South Africa s Real

AP Miners return to work at the Lonmin Platinum mine after Lonmin resolved a five-week strike by agreeing to pay raises of up to 22 percent in Marikana Rustenburg South Africa Thursday Sept...

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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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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 Johannesburg...

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Mining Strikes in South Africa Peru and More PHOTOS

Mining Strikes in South Africa Peru and More PHOTOS This is the largest gold mine in the world and the third largest copper mine in the world Owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper Gold Inc it is...

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The Mandela Initiative

Jul 03 2017 0183 32 South Africa has a strong history of strike action with extensive media coverage of strike activity but there is a distinct lack of empirical evidence on the costs of strikes to the local economy and limited understanding of whether strikes move in the same direction as or opposite to business cycl...

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South Africa miners continue strike

Sep 10 2012 0183 32 Subscribe to our channel bitly/AJSubscribe Workers from the Marikana mine in South Africa are defying orders to return to work and continuing their...

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South Africa miners continue strike

Subscribe to our channel bitly/AJSubscribe Workers from the Marikana mine in South Africa are defying orders to return to work and continuing their...

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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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Counting costs of South Africa s mining strikes

Mining strikes have hammered the South African economy more than has been acknowledged says Luke Alers of Dreadnought Capital By Luke Alers Recent media coverage has indicated that the mining sector has lost over R24bn in revenue and a further R106bn in wages but there is a broader impact of the GDP multiplier effect on the economy Using input-output analysis Leontief 1936 the effect...

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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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Miners Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of

Aug 16 1987 0183 32 THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300 000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa The strike...

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