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causes of strikes in the mining industry of south africa

Scandals and strikes: an uncertain ... - Mining Technology

12/01/2016  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. Another blow to the industry came in January 2014, when nearly 70,000 platinum workers in the

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

The recent spate of strikes in the mining sector in South Africa has created a perceived nervousness amongst shareholders. Within the mining sector in South Africa, gold mining is of significance historically and economically. This study aims to assess the impact of strikes on shareholder value in the gold mining industry

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

27/12/2012  The August 2012 wildcat 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 ...

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A history of mining in South Africa (MW)

Such events are rooted in a strike led by the African Mine Workers’ Union in August 1946. Miners of the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. The strike went on for a week despite what South African History Online describes as “the most savage police terror”. Officially, the police and army attacked the unarmed workers, wounding 1 248 and killing nine. The ...

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South Africa Rating Cut by SP on Mining Industry Strikes ...

13/10/2012  South Africa’s sovereign rating was cut one level by Standard Poor’s, which cited concern that a wave of strikes in the mining industry is causing political and social unrest and placing ...

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

20/05/2019  From the world’s largest hand-dug mine to strike action with fatal violence on both sides, South Africa’s mining industry has been one of the country’s most influential for over a hundred years. We look at the history of mining in South Africa. The Big Hole mine in Kimberley is believed to be the deepest hand-dug excavation in the world. Credit: Redkite. Share Article. History of mining ...

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Examining the economic impact of Industrial Action ...

Reasons for strikes in South Africa are multi-layered and their effects are harmfully disastrous. Workers are on strikes due to various reasons such as low pay, inequality, and unemployment as a result of union conflicts and the inequitable degree of labour relations. However, strikes would lead to various problems in the economy, such as reduced production, scaring off investors, labour ...

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 Encyclopedia

The gold mining industry in South Africa—concentrated in the Witwatersrand region near Johannesburg—was the key to the entire economy and depended on two distinct labor markets. The majority of gold miners were black Africans, who worked for low wages and were often preferred by the nine owners, particularly during times of financial difficulty. There were also a smaller number of white ...

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

Several causes precipitated the 1946 strike. One key cause was a labor shortage. The gold mining industry depended on African migrant workers from both within and outside of South Africa. Traditionally the migrants had been a stable and reliable source of labor and during the late 1930s, the number of South African migrant workers was up, as the Native Recruiting Corporation secured the

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The African Mine workers strike of 1946 South African ...

According to VL Allen, the author of the three-volume The History of Black Mineworkers in South Africa, the strikes ‘marked a unique point in the history of industrial relations in South Africa’s gold mining industry as for the first time local leaders lost their anonymity and emerged from the crowds to put their case face to face with management, government officials and the police. It ...

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so ...

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The Marikana Massacre: A Historical Overview of the Labour ...

Labour Unrest in the Mining Sector in South Africa Chitja Twala University of the Free State, South Africa Introduction and Historical Background This article is aimed at explaining and interpreting the events, causes, and the aftermath of the Marikana Massacre which happened on 16 August 2012 in South Africa. Furthermore, the article gives a historical overview of the fiduciary ...

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

05/12/2007  South Africa’s crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions.

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South Africa Rating Cut by SP on Mining Industry

12/10/2012  South Africa’s sovereign rating was cut one level by Standard Poor’s, which cited concern that a wave of strikes in the mining industry is causing political and social unrest and placing ...

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

From the world’s largest hand-dug mine to strike action with fatal violence on both sides, South Africa’s mining industry has been one of the country’s most influential for over a hundred years. We look at the history of mining in South Africa. The Big Hole mine in Kimberley is believed to be the deepest hand-dug excavation in the world. Credit: Redkite. Share Article. History of mining ...

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Examining the economic impact of Industrial Action ...

Reasons for strikes in South Africa are multi-layered and their effects are harmfully disastrous. Workers are on strikes due to various reasons such as low pay, inequality, and unemployment as a result of union conflicts and the inequitable degree of labour relations. However, strikes would lead to various problems in the economy, such as reduced production, scaring off investors, labour ...

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Dramatic decline in SA mine deaths highlights changing...

29/09/2019  South Africa’s mining industry (knock on a support pillar of wood) looks set to have by far its safest year yet. If the current rate is maintained, the number of deaths in 2019 will almost halve ...

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 Encyclopedia

The gold mining industry in South Africa—concentrated in the Witwatersrand region near Johannesburg—was the key to the entire economy and depended on two distinct labor markets. The majority of gold miners were black Africans, who worked for low wages and were often preferred by the nine owners, particularly during times of financial difficulty. There were also a smaller number of white ...

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of ...

20/03/2014  The strike has hit about 40 percent of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

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Why strikes are so violent - News that Connects South

14/07/2014  The strike in the metal and engineering sector is being driven by the most organised and disciplined trade union in the country, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

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Strikes had hurt SA's credibility: Gordhan - Miningmx

16/11/2012  [miningmx] – FINANCE minister, Pravin Gordhan, said the spate of strikes, especially in South Africa’s mining sector, had hurt the credibility of the country, and were the root cause of two credit downgrades. In a report by Bloomberg News, Gordhan was quoted to have said the strikes “ have damaged the credibility of South Africa. It has created doubt in a certain class of ...

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The Marikana Massacre: A Historical Overview of the Labour ...

Labour Unrest in the Mining Sector in South Africa Chitja Twala University of the Free State, South Africa Introduction and Historical Background This article is aimed at explaining and interpreting the events, causes, and the aftermath of the Marikana Massacre which happened on 16 August 2012 in South Africa. Furthermore, the article gives a historical overview of the fiduciary ...

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

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. November 12, 2014 Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted ve months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main ...

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South Africa Rating Cut by SP on Mining Industry

12/10/2012  South Africa’s sovereign rating was cut one level by Standard Poor’s, which cited concern that a wave of strikes in the mining industry is causing political and social unrest and placing ...

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South African strikes spread to iron ore Financial Times

Two fresh wildcat strikes have broken out in South Africa’s beleaguered mining sector as the industry’s worst crisis since the end of apartheid in 1994 continued to escalate.

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Study examines impact of strikes on S African economy

The initiatives further analysed the total value of production foregone as a proportion of the GVA to assess the impact of strikes on South Africa. The findings showed that in the economy as a ...

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Illegal Mining and the Role of “Zama Zamas” in South

South Africa’s mining companies, who export primarily platinum, iron ore, gold, coal, and manganese, have been heavily affected by the downturn. While industrial mining conducted by large-scale ...

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