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South African Black Miners Start Strike in Gold and Coal ...

 · The first of an estimated 200,000 black miners stopped work tonight in what could become the biggest strike over wages in South African history. First indications were that the strike …

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Marikana massacre

The Marikana massacre, was the killing of 34 miners by the South African Police Service (SAPS). It took place on 16 August 2012, and was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The massacre has been compared to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. The incident took place on the 25th anniversary of a nationwide miners'' strike.

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Rand Rebellion 1922 | South African History Online

After this, as South Africa grew increasingly industrialized, the government came under stronger pressure to protect skilled white workers in mining and in the manufacturing industry. New laws. Three important Acts were passed that gave increasing employment opportunities to whites and introduced a programme of African segregation.

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Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

The Strike: Five days that shook South Africa. Day One: Monday, 12 August. The strike began on Monday 12 August 1946, on the early morning shift. The strike call was ignored by many miners, and the union was unable to oversee the strike, especially after many organisers were arrested on the second day of the strike.

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52 Keywords: Platinum mining strike, computable general equilibrium, UPGEM 1 Introduction The labour strike in South Africa''s platinum sector that started on 23 January 2014 became the country''s largest and most expensive in history ...

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South ...

The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South African …

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2014 South African platinum strike

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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Grounds for a Strike: South African Gold Mining in the 1940s

GROUNDS FOR A STRIKE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINING IN THE 1940s By Wilmot G. James University of Cape Town Introduction The strike of about eighty thousand African gold miners in August 1946 has a special and romantic place in the annals of South African history. As an event it …

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa

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 You...

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South Africa: Amplat miners strike continues

 · Striking workers at the Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa continue to defy Tuesday''s deadline to return to work. Around 2...

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

 · 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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List of miners'' strikes

Pennsylvania coal miner''s strike of 1902. United States. Pennsylvania. 1902. Real del Monte silver miners'' strike of 1766. Kingdom of Spain. Hidalgo. 1766. South Africa miners'' strike of 2007.

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30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike

 · The fate of the South African mining industry is once again in the hands of striking workers. ... 30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike. Andrew Topf | October 4, ...

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The 1987 mineworkers strike

 · The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indicated that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike ...

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Miners union threatens strike at South Africa''s Amplats ...

 · Miners at South Africa''s Anglo American Platinum <AMSJ.J> reported for work late Thursday, and a labour leader said the workers will strike on …

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Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike

 · Text. JOHANNESBURG—South Africa''s main platinum mining union said Monday that its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike…

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Rand Rebellion

The Rand Rebellion (Afrikaans: Rand-rebellie; also known as the 1922 strike) was an armed uprising of white miners in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa, in March 1922. Jimmy Green, a prominent politician in the Labour Party, was one of the leaders of the strike.. Following a drop in the world price of gold from 130 shillings (£6 10s) per fine troy ounce in 1919 to 95s/oz (£4 15s) in ...

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Workers strike at Anglo''s coal mine in South Africa

 · 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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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South ...

 · In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa''s platinum industry. The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

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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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Report on the recent South African miners'' strike

 · The wildcat strike at Rustenberg, the biggest platinum mine in the world, has ended. Production resumed Monday the 5th. The miners have gained nothing besides bitter experience, and 2000 of them have been left unemployed. This experience, however, makes it unlikely that the bosses, through their stooges the NUM, will be able to numb workers in ...

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South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''

 · South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''. Leaders of South Africa''s platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has …

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South Africa miners union strike takes off | Reuters

 · South Africa''s biggest miners'' union launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country''s mines, disrupting operations across the world''s top producer of ...

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike – MINING

 · The strike lasted 21 weeks, cost the industry R24 billion, and resulted in 1.3 million ounces of lost production – about a third of global output. South Africa and Russia combined account for ...

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Transvaal Miners General Strike 1913 | Global Nonviolent ...

non-union miners, it reopened the mine on 11 June 1913. General J.C. Smuts, a former minister of mines in South African and the current Minister of Defense and Finance and the 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.

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

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

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South African union threatens strike at ...

 · South Africa''s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro, and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements. NUM, one of the biggest mining unions in South Africa, said it had secured a certificate to stage a strike after talks on a wage settlement

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Numsa members down tools at Reagetswe Mining over union ...

 · Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( Numsa ) are on strike, to force their employer, Reagetswe Mining Services, which is contracted to Impala Platinum mine at Rustenburg in the North West, to recognise their union.. Reagetswe Mining Services, has allegedly refused to deduct union affiliation fees and pay them to Numsa, as per the wish of the majority of the …

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa

 · 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 You...

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Miners'' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of ...

 · 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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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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MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN …

 · 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 miners agree wage deal to end strike

 · Union leaders have signed a wage deal with South Africa''s biggest platinum mining companies, ending the nation''s longest-running strike. The …

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Mining strikes: The costs to SA''s economy | SAnews

 · South Africa is a world leader in mining, and mining remains the back bone of the country''s economy. It has been so since the precious metal was discovered in Johannesburg around 1887. The country''s huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy, accounting for nearly half of the country''s merchandise exports, including ...

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MINERS` STRIKE SWEEPS SOUTH AFRICA

 · Nearly a quarter of a million black miners stayed away from work Monday in South Africa`s biggest legal strike over wages since the National Party government came to power in 1948. The strike …

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Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

Miners'' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellion—sometimes known as the Rand Revolt—that pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

1946 African Mineworkers Strike. "Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar ''fall of rock'' and who, at deep levels, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 feet in the bowels of the earth, sace their lungs to the rock dust which develops miners'' phthisis and pneumonia."

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining ...

the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important economic sector in South Africa (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012). The South African unionised labour market is particularly active when it comes to wage negotiations which often results in strike action, however in …

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

 · 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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South Africa: Amplat miners strike continues

Striking workers at the Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa continue to defy Tuesday''s deadline to return to work. Around 2...

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