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Mining Conditions in South Africa

What Mining Conditions in South Africa are like. The African continent is known across the world for its natural beauty and even more so for its mineral wealth. South Africa in particular has a massive mining industry – it is a major source of diamonds, gold, platinum and coal, and is home to most of the deepest mines in the world.

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30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike

4-10-2015The 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 will down tools following failed negotiations with industry. Over 30,000 workers are expected to walk

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South African coal miners go on strike – Workers World

Some 30,000 South African coal miners downed their tools on Oct. 4 over a wage dispute. This strike was organized by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a key affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which is an ally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party.

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South Africa gold miners call strike starting next week

30-8-2013South Africa gold miners call strike starting next week. South Africa is already dealing with strikes in several other sectors, including automotive, construction and aviation. Petrol station workers are also set to embark on industrial action next week.

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AROUND THE WORLD; 9,000 Black Gold Miners Strike in

19-5-1985Nine thousand black South African gold miners went on strike today in a dispute over the dismissal of two members of the workers' union, mine officials said. A spokesman for the Blyvooruitzicht gold mine, west of Johannesburg, said security officials at the mine fired tear gas in a clash with the miners, who barricaded themselves in a hostel.

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Striking South African gold miners reject pay offer

11-10-2012JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Striking gold miners in South Africa have rejected the industry's latest wage offer, a trade union said on Thursday, dimming hopes that strikes that have led to dozens of deaths and paralysed the sector could end soon. Since August, almost 100,000 workers across South

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Striking South African gold miners reject pay offer

11-10-2012JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Striking gold miners in South Africa have rejected the industry's latest wage offer, a trade union said on Thursday, dimming hopes that strikes that have led to dozens of deaths and paralyzed the sector could end soon. Since August, almost 100,000 workers across South

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Miners end South Africa gold strike with wage deal

2-8-2011-- Harmony Gold Mining lost 500 kg of gold during strike (Adds effect of the strike on the economy in paragraphs 2-3, effect on companies in paragraph 9.) JOHANNESBURG -(MarketWatch)- Strikeing miners at South African gold mines should return

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South Africa gold miners call strike

South Africa gold miners call strike. by Richard | Sep 4, 2013 | News. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which represents 64% of the country's mine workers, served gold producers with a notice today announcing they will start a strike from the nightshift of

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Everything you need to know about the South African

3-9-2013Some 90,000 South African gold miners are set to walk off the job, joining tens of thousands of other South African workers demanding higher pay. The strikes have emerged as a major threat to Africa's largest economy, and cast a spotlight on the country's

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South African gold miners ease some wage demands as

11-5-2018South Africa's gold industry, by far the biggest in the world in the 1970s, has slipped to fifth place in the list of global gold producers in recent years. The latest strike could further hurt its image among foreign investors, while inflicting heavy damage on the national economy.

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South Africa: Gold Miners Go On Strike

21-9-2012Workers at a South African gold mine run by AngloGold Ashanti have gone on strike, a company spokesman said Sept. 21, AFP reported. The mine, located near Orkney about 180 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, employs around 5,000 workers. Striking miners are

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South Africa miners need price swings just to stay afloat

26-2-2019At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held this week in support of miners at Sibanye-Stillwater on strike over wages and job cuts, according to Minerals Council South Africa. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike at Sibanye's bullion operations since mid-November.

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Everything you need to know about the South African

3-9-2013Some 90,000 South African gold miners are set to walk off the job, joining tens of thousands of other South African workers demanding higher pay. The strikes have emerged as a major threat to Africa's largest economy, and cast a spotlight on the country's uneven development in the post-apartheid

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MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE

31-8-1987More 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 wage increase put into effect by employers.

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South African gold production down as strike begins

4-9-2013A strike by thousands of miners has affected about two-thirds of production in South Africa's gold sector as unions push ahead with their demands for significant wage increases. The strike, which was called by the National Union of Mineworkers after weeks of salary negotiations, began with the

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South African gold production down as strike begins

4-9-2013A strike by thousands of miners has affected about two-thirds of production in South Africa's gold sector as unions push ahead with their demands for significant wage increases. The strike, which was called by the National Union of Mineworkers after weeks of salary negotiations, began with the

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South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946

South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 (mainly or On 4 August 1946 more than one thousand gold miners assembled in the Newtown Market Square because there was no hall available to black Africans to Moorehead, Monica. The Great South African Mine Strike of 1946. Workers World. Workers World, 29 Aug. 1996. Web. 22 Nov

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South African gold miners go on strike

3-9-2013Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is now calling for a 10% wage rise, down from earlier demands for

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Platinum miners in South Africa go on strike

23-1-2014Striking miners at a rally near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on Thursday. Photograph: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in South Africa on Thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's major industries. Protesters from the

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South African Gold Miners Head Back to Work

27-10-2009Officials with South African gold miners unions say workers are going back to work Friday after settling the biggest strike to hit the sector in 18 years. Officials from the leading National Union of Mineworkers and the smaller Solidarity union accepted management's pay offer late Thursday and agreed to return to work. The settlement

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South Africa's No. 2 Gold Miners' Union Plans Strike

11-10-2015The second-biggest union for South Africa's gold-mining industry, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, is ready to strike for higher wages, the group indicated at a mass meeting Sunday. "Today all the members of AMCU have agreed overwhelmingly that we are prepared to

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SA platinum miners ask court to block strike

26-9-2019South African platinum producers, the world's biggest miners of the metal, have asked a court to block a planned strike by one of the country's largest mining unions that the companies say would further hurt the struggling industry.

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South African gold miners' union offers some

4-9-2013South African gold miners' union offers some compromise as strike bites. Xola Potelwa. 5 Min Read. WESTONARIA, South Africa (Reuters) - A strike for higher pay hit production at most of South Africa's gold mines on Wednesday, but the main union behind the stoppage said it was willing to relax some of its demands .

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South African miners treated as 'slaves': Union head

21-1-2014The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday. South Africa's main platinum producers, Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin and Impala Platinum, were served with strike notices, along with some of the country's gold producers.

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Baruch Hirson: The General Strike of 1922

The General strike of 1922 was one of the most traumatic events in the struggle of the mainly white working class against their employers and the South African state. Although it started as a dispute against wage cuts on the mines, the strike developed into a revolt and ended with the aerial bombardment of portions of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand.

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All That Glitters

The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 was a turning point in South African history. Far more than diamonds, this changed South Africa from an agricultural society to become the largest gold-producer in the world. Gold increased trade between South Africa and the rest of the world.

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South African gold miner strikes to begin on Tuesday

30-8-2013Workers in South Africa's gold mines are planning to begin a strike over pay on 3 September, the Chamber of Mines has said. Last week, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) – which represents 64 per cent of all underground workers in the country – gave gold

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South African Gold Miners Strike

4-9-2013Tens of thousands of South African gold miners are on strike after their union rejected a final offer from major mining firms. The National Union of Mineworkers says the strike, which began late Tuesday, will continue indefinitely until its demands are met. The union, which represents more than 80,000 gold miners, is seeking pay

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Baruch Hirson: The General Strike of 1922

The General strike of 1922 was one of the most traumatic events in the struggle of the mainly white working class against their employers and the South African state. Although it started as a dispute against wage cuts on the mines, the strike developed into a revolt and ended with the aerial bombardment of portions of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand.

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