Mine Strikes In South Africa

  • Nearly 80,000 gold miners strike in South Africa after ...

    Nearly 80,000 gold miners strike in South Africa after ...

    Sep 04, 2013 · Last year, strikes by platinum miners in South Africa turned violent and dozens of people were shot and killed. Photo: South African platinum miners strike last .

  • South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

    South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

    Local African National Congress leaders were arrested and tried for treason and sedition. Workers at 32 of the 45 mines on the Rand had participated in the strike. Hundreds of workers were arrested, tried, imprisoned, or deported. A total of 1,248 miners on strike were wounded and nine were killed.

  • The 1987 mineworkers strike

    The 1987 mineworkers strike

    Sep 27, 2013 · The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indied that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike ...

  • Gold Fields strikes rich seam for demerger loan

    Gold Fields strikes rich seam for demerger loan

    Jan 14, 2013 · South African mining firm Gold Fields has seen the syndied 900m portion of its financing package well oversubscribed, according to bankers close to the deal. Gold Fields strikes .

  • Marikana – the causes and wider impliions and lessons ...

    Marikana – the causes and wider impliions and lessons ...

    Dec 27, 2012 · The August 2012 wild strike by workers at a Lonmin mine in the Marikana area in South Africa resulted in a confrontation between miners and police leading to the killing of at least 47 miners ...

  • Amcu strike at Glencore mine turns violent | eNCA

    Amcu strike at Glencore mine turns violent | eNCA

    Apr 05, 2016 · JOHANNESBURG The threeweek long strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at Glencore Wonderfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga turned violent on Tuesday ...

  • Gold miners' strike expected to cost South Africa £22 ...

    Gold miners' strike expected to cost South Africa £22 ...

    Sep 06, 2013 · Estimates show that the present strike could cost South Africa £22 million a day in lost output. This could lead to mine closures and job losses because of the fall in the price of bullion.

  • South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo

    South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo

    Sep 21, 2012 · South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo. Workers at a South African gold mine have begun a wild strike the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining .

  • 2012 Year In Review: Major Worker Strikes

    2012 Year In Review: Major Worker Strikes

    Dec 27, 2012 · Even though the majority of strikes have ended, the deals made between workers and the companies are on shaky ground, meaning South Africa's crucial mining industry may face more strikes.

  • South African strike hits platinum mines | Business and ...

    South African strike hits platinum mines | Business and ...

    Jan 23, 2014 · Platinum production in South Africa has stopped, with up to 100,000 workers affected by a strike at three of the world's biggest mines. Workers at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and ...

  • Working conditions: South Africa could do more for miners ...

    Working conditions: South Africa could do more for miners ...

    Aug 24, 2012 · South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining specialist. The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa's mining industry. GENEVA (ILO News) – South Africa has taken significant steps since the end of apartheid to address working conditions in the ...

  • How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa ...

    How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa ...

    Mar 13, 2017 · How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa's Wild Coast. The murder of activist Sikhosiphi Rhadebe has not stopped communities in South Africa's Pondoland region from opposing plans for a major titanium mine. What's at stake are ecologically important lands – and, for the villagers, a way of life. Third in a series.

  • Scandals and strikes: an uncertain ...

    Scandals and strikes: an uncertain ...

    Jan 12, 2016 · 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.

  • MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN .

    MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN .

    Aug 31, 1987 · 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 prestrike .

  • New measures to bring order to strikes in South Africa

    New measures to bring order to strikes in South Africa

    Feb 15, 2019 · In the past five years, South Africa's mining industry has faced some of the country's most prolonged and violent strikes over wages. For example, in the fivemonth strike in the platinum industry in 2014, nine people were killed.

  • Gold Mining

    Gold Mining

    Labour requirements for the gold mines. Including the use of Chinese indentured labour and black laborers that left their rural homes to seek employment on the mines. Growth of South African mine worker organizations, including the African mine workers union, the South Africa National Union of Mineworkers and COSATU.

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

    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.