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Miners' strikes add to fears of South African economic

Sep 26, 2012Miners' strikes add to fears of South African economic downturn. Last week, workers at the Lonmin Platinum mine in Marikana, near Johannesburg, accepted an 11 to 22 percent pay deal. It came after a bitter six-week strike that saw the police massacre of 34 strikers on August 16.

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Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike

Apr 23, 2014Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike Meetings have resumed between Amcu and major platinum mines, but analysts are divided about whether an end to the three-month strike is

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One dead in violent Sibanye-Stillwater mining strike

South Africa's largest gold producer, Sibanye-Stillwater, on Thursday said one of its employees was shot dead in a violent strike that shuttered all three of its mines. Called by the Association

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Workers in South Africa strike against union bashing at

Oct 03, 20183 October, 2018Mineworkers at a Lanxess chrome mine in South Africa are striking against union bashing and strongly condemn the management's refusal to recognize the union. They are also protesting the company's denying of organizing rights. IndustriALL Global Union

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South Africa's Strike Data Revisited Brookings

Apr 02, 2014By using this measure, we note that South Africa's long-term strike rate ranks fifth in the world with 206 days lost per 1,000 workers (see Figure 1)., followed by Argentina (1,042 days), Israel (631 days) and New Caledonia (279 days), who all rank

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South Africa's mines minister from hunter to strike buster

May 29, 2014Hunting season is in full swing but Ramatlhodi has his eye on bigger game a solution to a crippling platinum strike, the longest in the history of the country's mines, which threatens to tip Africa's most advanced economy into recession.

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South Africa Union Rejects Implats, Sibanye's Wage Offers

South Africa's largest platinum-mining union has rejected initial wage offers from two of the world's biggest producers and accused Sibanye Gold Ltd. of trying to provoke a strike. Sibanye's

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Mining sector faces unrest and other woes IOL Business

Jun 23, 2017Mining sector faces unrest and other woes. A case in point was Sibanye Gold's Cooke operations, south west of Johannesburg, which have been suspended for almost three weeks following an unprotected strike that was sparked by the company's plan to root out illegal mining. Strydom said community unrest had become common.

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The Politics of Workers Control in South Africa's

television as the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on striking Lonmin (Pic) mine workers killing 34 and injuring 78 in Marikana, an area close to Rustenburg, North West Province.

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Strategic Review for Southern Africa, Vol 37, No 2 Nico

Government of South Africa employed the armed forces to bring a strike over attempts to retrench employees to an end. A few years later the infamous Rand Rebellion, which started as an industrial dispute, resulted in the deaths of some 230 people (mostly miners). The Great Strike of 1946 was organised by the African Mineworkers Union in

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Mine Strike Mayhem Stuns South Africa as Police Open Fire

Aug 17, 2012MARIKANA, South Africa — The police fired on machete-wielding workers engaged in a wildcat strike at a platinum mine here on Thursday, leaving a field strewed with bodies and a

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c Copyright 1987, The Press-Republican Mine strike

The chamber said the strike involved 230,000 miners at 31 gold and coal mines at its peak, with about 20,000 strikers returning to work in recent days. The union said 340,000 men struck at 44 mines. The biggest previous mine strike was in 1946, when about 100,000 .miners walked off for a few days before troops broke up the strike.

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History of trade unions in South Africa

More than 4 million workers throughout South Africa strike from work. The action was the third leg in Cosatu's campaign to protest against job losses and fight for new policies to create jobs. The action was the third leg in Cosatu's campaign to protest against job losses and fight for new policies to create jobs.

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IInndduussttrriiaall AAccttiioonn labour.gov.za

Trends in strike incidents in South Africa, 2003-2007 21 Figure 2. Trends in working days lost due to strikes in South Africa, 2003-2007 22 Figure 3. Time-loss ratio, 2003-2007 23 Allied, Mining Construction Workers Union BCAWU Building, Construction and Allied Workers' Union BER Bureau of Economic Research BGWU Bricks and General Workers

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Recap Of The Major Mines Impacted By The South African

Oct 08, 2012(Kitco News) With the labor strife in South Africa continuing to spread, Kitco News looks at which companies have been recently affected and what effects the wildcat strikes

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Scandals and strikes an uncertain future for platinum in

Jan 12, 2016There are three major platinum mining companies in South Africa Anglo American, Lonmin plc and Impala Platinum, and they have all fallen on hard times because of strikes, low demand and dwindling profitability.

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S.African mine union awaits go-ahead for strike Reuters

Oct 29, 2007South Africa's biggest mining union was still awaiting the go-ahead on Monday for a planned one-day strike to protest against deaths and accidents at the country's mines, an official said.

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Mine workers of South Africa/Mynwerkers van Suid Afrika

The Rand Rebellion was a widespread strike amongst miners in the Witwatersrand area of the Transvaal Province in the former Union of South Africa. 2007 strike. In 2007 the South African National Union of Mineworkers, which represents the nation's mineworkers, engaged in a series of talks with the Chamber of Mines, an industry group.

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Basic Guide to Strikes, Lockouts and Picketing

Department of Labour of South Africa is responsible for creating a conducive working environment, working conditions, basic conditions, minimum wages, compensation of occupational injuries, employment equity, labour relations and unemployment insurance. Basic Guide to Strikes, Lockouts and Picketing. Workers have a right to strike, and

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

Protected (unionised) strikes in the mining sector are a common annual occurrence in South Africa, with an average of 1 030 workdays lost per annum for every 100 workers from 2007 to 2011, where the unions negotiate for higher wage rates in order to benefit union members (Department of Labour, 2011).

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Angry workers in underground strike at Chinese-owned South

May 22, 2019At Orkney, in South Africa's North West province, gold miners are staging a sit-in strike nearly 3km underground against a wage decision made by the troubled mine

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Angry workers in underground strike at Chinese-owned South

May 22, 2019At Orkney, in South Africa's North West province, gold miners are staging a sit-in strike nearly 3km underground against a wage decision made by the troubled mine's Chinese owners.

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PIC turns eye from exhausted SA mines to West Africa for

Aug 14, 2019Lebohang Sekhokoane, mining analyst at the PIC, said at the Afriforesight Future of Metals Conference in on on Wednesday that West African gold mines are shallow, low-cost and operate in investor-friendly environments, whereas gold mines in South Africa

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The Golden Thread Coalbrook mine disaster, 1960

Apr 21, 2011At 1620, the miner in charge of a gang working just south of Section 10 also became aware of problems in Section 10 by a strong wind blast from that direction and sounds like heavy thunder. He also withdrew his gang. The mine overseer and acting manager (the mine manager was on annual leave at the time) proceeded underground to investigate.

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Marikana strike haunts SA economy Fin24

Oct 24, 2014Marikana strike haunts SA economy. South Africa's economy is also struggling to shake off the shock of the strike, the longest in its history, and will only manage growth of 1.4% this year, down from the 2.7% predicted in February.

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Sampling in the South African minerals industry SciELO

eration of the state of sampling practice in the South African minerals industry (Minnitt, 2010). The term 'sampling' here is taken to include all types of sampling in the minerals industry, from face or chip sampling of solid ore in mining operations, through cross-belt, cross-stream, or cross-ram sampling of

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Mining Conditions in South Africa Mining in 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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South African mining in crisis Experts share what the

Jun 12, 2014"There is no doubt that what we are seeing today with the mining strike is a tragedy." This was emphasised by Michael Spicer, the former CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, speaking at a roundtable discussion on the South African platinum mining crisis, held by the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business.

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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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Doctor's Strike and South African healthcare collapse A

Jun 22, 2009Healthcare is a mess in South Africa. For a number of years, there have been serious shortcomings with the South African Public Health System. The issues are broad and range from staff shortages and poor infrastructure, to inadequate supplies and seriously out of kilter remuneration.

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