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South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

The Role of Organized Labor The first of the large African strikes was in February 1920 on the mines of the East Rand. It eventually spread to cover some 71,000 workers, half of all black miners on the Rand.

Lonmin miners strike again in South Africa - Egypt Independent

More than 80,000 miners have downed tools since August in often violent strikes that are hitting growth and investor confidence in Africa's biggest economy and .

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AMCU workers to strike at Sibanye's South Africa gold mines

Nearly 14 000 workers of gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater will down tools at its South African gold operations this week, after months of wage negotiations with the Association of Mineworkers and ...

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Platinum Soars As Spreading South African Miner Strike ...

Fast forward to today: "Labour unrest sweeping across South Africa's mining sector hit top world platinum producer Anglo American Platinum on Wednesday, with striking miners blockading roads leading to shafts belonging to the mining giant, police said.

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Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy | News ...

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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Coal miners strike deal in South Africa | News | Al Jazeera

Coal companies in South Africa have signed a surprise wage deal with unions in an effort to avoid a wave of deadly illegal strikes that have rocked the country's gold and platinum sectors.

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Why South Africa's Mining Strikes Are Symptoms Of A Much ...

Miners Strike outside the Lonmin platinum minus on Sep. 10 AP Photo/Themba Hadebe The deadliest protests South Africa has seen since the end of the apartheid era have continued to spread across ...

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South Africa mine strikes end | GulfNews

Johannesburg: The last of a wave of illegal strikes that have swept South Africa's mining sector ended on Thursday after workers accepted an offer from Anglo American Platinum Ltd, the world's ...

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Coal miners wage strike looming | eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Coal miners affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are set to go on strike, after being granted a strike certificate by the CCMA. A strike in the coal sector could ...

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

The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South African .

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

The mining industry contributes significantly to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually (8.5% of the 2011 GDP) and in recent days has been affected by serious strike action both legalised, and controlled by the registered unions as well as illegal wildcat strikes (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012; Reuters, 2012).

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One dead as S.Africa gold mine strike turns violent ...

9 · 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.

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National miners strike in South Africa - World Socialist ...

South African mines are amongst the deepest and most labour-intensive in the world. Amongst the minerals mined are precious metals such as gold and platinum, of which South Africa is .

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South Africa: Mining Strikes - the Costs to SA's Economy ...

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 ...

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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa ...

6 · South African gold miners at South Deep mine continue strike over redundancies Mineworkers are continuing their two-week strike at Gold Field's South Deep mine, West Rand, South Africa .

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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 African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike - WSJ

South Africa's main platinum mining union said its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike, the country's longest.

South Africa's Sibanye says worker killed during strike at ...

5 · South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater said one of its workers had been killed and a number of employees seriously injured following the beginning of a union strike at one of its gold mines in the ...

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South African journalism and the Marikana massacre: A case ...

On the 16th of August 2012, 34 striking mineworkers were killed and 78 were injured when members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on them in Marikana, a mining town in the North West province of South Africa.

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South Africa mine strikes end, tensions remain | Reuters

Nov 15, 2012· - The last of a wave of illegal strikes that have swept South Africa's mining sector ended on Thursday after workers accepted an offer from Anglo American Platinum Ltd, .

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Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike - BBC ...

Impact of S Africa mine strike Jump to media player The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay - Lerato Mbele reports.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy - CNBC

Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak. South Africa's real ...

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Union to strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's South African gold ...

Sep 14, 2018· Sibanye-Stillwater said that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) planned to strike on 21st November, 2018 at its South African gold operations after wage agreement talks broke down.

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa - YouTube

Aug 16, 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 Yo...

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Significant mine strikes history in South African history

A short bio on the mine strikes in South African history and the consequences. South Africa is the world leader in mining and the country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources.

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South African mine strikes wind down with Amplats deal ...

Workers have reached a deal with Anglo American Platinum to reinstate 12,000 miners sacked for an illegal strike, which could end the last big industrial action that has rocked South Africa's ...

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

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 .

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South Africa: 138 arrested in gold mine strikes near ...

South Africa: 138 arrested in gold mine strikes near Johannesburg South Africa: 138 arrested in gold mine strikes near Johannesburg ... Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa for the past few decades. Sibanye employs almost 4000 miners, and its operations would be significantly impacted were the strike to continue. Advice.

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Changing Politics: South Africa's Mine Strikes - World Policy

By Sarah Logan On May 7, 2014, South Africans went to the polls in a general election that saw the highest voter turnout in many years. The vote came a week after the country celebrated 20 years of democracy, under Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) party.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy - CNBC

Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak.

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Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy | News ...

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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South Africa: Mining Strikes - the Costs to SA's Economy ...

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 ...

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