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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 ...

UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at coal and ...

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.

1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressive South African weekly, the only paper which totally supported the strike, was sued by four mining companies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of

Rand Rebellion - Wikipedia

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 December 1921, the companies tried to cut their operating costs by decreasing wag

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 28, 2019  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.

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.

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 on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

Dec 05, 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.

UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at coal and ...

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds

1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressive South African weekly, the only paper which totally supported the strike, was sued by four mining companies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of mine labourers would be hindered.

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 27, 2019  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

30,000 coal miners go on strike in South Africa

The strike is expected to worsen, and comes at a time when South Africa is facing a severe shortage of electricity. The country meets approximately 77% of its energy needs from coal. South Africa consumes almost three quarters of the

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.

Striking miners fired on in South Africa - YouTube

Aug 17, 2012  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...

Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

Mar 05, 2014  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 ...

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms ...

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms -Minerals Council By Reuters - 22 February 2019 - 15:48 The 15 mining firms will take industrial action next

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

Jul 18, 2014  Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014, reports Statistics SA. The crippling strike action that began on 23 January in the platinum sector has had a negative impact on total mining production. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for PGMs (-48,5%), other non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11 ...

South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

Dec 05, 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.

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

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.

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 on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of ...

Mar 20, 2014  As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most ...

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.

UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at coal and ...

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro and Petra Diamonds

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 27, 2019  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

Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of ...

Mar 20, 2014  As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most ...

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.

UPDATE 1-South Africa mining strike to spread to at least ...

Feb 22, 2019  South Africa is home to the world's biggest platinum group metals deposits and accounts for just over 90 percent of global production. The mining firms were considering the notices and vowed to "everything in their power" to prevent a strike, including legal action, the council said in the statement.

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms ...

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms -Minerals Council By Reuters - 22 February 2019 - 15:48 The 15 mining firms will take industrial action next

Platinum Mining: Protracted Strike by South African ...

Jun 16, 2014  Impact of the Strike on the National Economy. Reports from various economic publications indicate that the ongoing crisis within the platinum sector in South Africa has caused not only tremendous losses for the mining companies but also the economy overall which still relies heavily on the extractive industries for export.

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

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 ...

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

Strike over job losses compounds South Africa ... - MINING.COM

While South Africa has suffered electricity shortages for more than a decade, the utility is at a crisis point and is seen as the biggest threat to the economy. Strike over job losses compounds ...

The future of mining in South Africa

The South African mining industry has consistently increased the size of its workforce, from 406,994 in 2001 to 453,543 in 2018. This has led to a parallel increase in the tax paid by mining companies to the national government, from $1.21bn in 2010 to $1.56bn in 2018, according to the country’s Minerals Council.

South Africa Mining Unrest Far from Over Voice of ...

Regardless of the cause, the strike at Lonmin has immobilized the South Africa platinum mine and shaken world markets. A peace accord signed last week stipulated that workers return to work by Monday.

List of Top Mining Companies in South Africa 2020 - SANotify

Nov 07, 2020  Sibanye-Stillwater is one of the biggest gold mining companies in South Africa and also the third largest company that produces palladium and platinum. The company mines, extracts, and processes gold in the production of a beneficiated product which is then refined into gold bars containing a purity percentage of not less than 99.5.

South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market Insights

We take a look at a few highlights/low lights of South Africa's mining industry as published by Statistics South Africa Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26 th Investing in African Mining Indaba, Stats SA released data on the performance of the mining industry in 2019. The level of production was 1,3% lower in 2019 than 2018, which in turn was 2,1% lower than 2017.