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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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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 decrea

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Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

Mar 04, 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

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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

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While Violent, Mining Strikes Aren't South Africa's Real ...

While important, it is likely that the continuing media attention on the mine strikes is a result of the violence involved rather than a genuine interest in the finer points -- including the fact that they are rooted in struggles that extend far beyond the economic realm, pitting the governing African National Congress (ANC) on the side of the status quo and its opponents on the side of ...

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Mining Weekly Topic Latest News - South Africa

Jun 12, 2020  SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners . By: Cameron Mackay 22nd May 2020 A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as well as their respective rail agencies, to support rail ...

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Mining Strikes Archives - The Mail Guardian

Tsunami mining strike changes landscape Article Staff Reporter - 26 Jun 2014 Retrenchments in the platinum mining sector are now all but inevitable, say labour experts.

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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

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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

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

A group of mines, employing about 5,000 workers, in South Africa that is owned and operated by Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata Plc. Tensions with the miners, who went on strike

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

Oct 10, 2012  The hard truth of South Africa’s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of ...

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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.

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List of miners' strikes - Wikipedia

Strike Country Region Year(s) Larger movement African Mine Workers' strike South Africa Witwatersrand: 1946 Alabama miners' strike of 1920 United States Alabama: 1920

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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 downed tools over wages and job

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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 five-month strike in the platinum industry in 2014, nine people were killed.

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

Aug 16, 1987  THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300,000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa. The strike raised the spirits of the anti-apartheid movement ...

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Mining Strikes Archives - The Mail Guardian

Tsunami mining strike changes landscape Article Staff Reporter - 26 Jun 2014 Retrenchments in the platinum mining sector are now all but inevitable, say labour experts.

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - Daily Maverick

Oct 18, 2012  Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

Oct 10, 2012  The hard truth of South Africa’s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

A group of mines, employing about 5,000 workers, in South Africa that is owned and operated by Anglo-Swiss miner Xstrata Plc. Tensions with the miners, who went on strike

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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 downed tools over wages and job

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

Aug 16, 1987  THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300,000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa. The strike raised the spirits of the anti-apartheid movement ...

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - Daily Maverick

Oct 18, 2012  Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on

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Mining strikes continue in South Africa - London Mining ...

Nov 23, 2012  South African miners continue struggling with the companies On 1st November 2012, South African police fired tear gas on a group of striking coal miners. This happened a day after security guards killed two workers who allegedly tried breaking into an explosives armoury at the Canadian-owned Forbes Manhattan Coal Corp mine.

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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 pre-strike wage ...

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South Africa mining strike damage is 'irreparable' - BBC News

Mar 25, 2014  Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused 'irreparable' damage and cost the sector nearly $1bn.

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South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Sep 03, 2013  Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have

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30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike - MINING.COM

Oct 04, 2015  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

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