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

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 22 (Reuters) 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

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Platinum miners win reprieve as union delays South Africa

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. The

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MINING INDABA 2018 South Africa's mining industry must

MINING INDABA 2018 South Africa's mining industry must strike sustainable balance Mathe. Mathe, speaking on behalf of South Africa's minister of mineral resources Mosebenzi Zwane who was unable to attend, insisted that the health of the country's mining sector depends on the ability to resist pursuit of one or another of these factors in isolation, rather working to balance all three.

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

economic sector in South Africa (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012). The South African unionised labour market is particularly active when it comes to wage negotiations which often results in strike action, however in recent days we have seen extraordinary increase in illegal strikes in addition to legal strikes (Gold Fields Limited, 2012).

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South African court blocks union bid for industry-wide

Mar 15, 2019The Johannesburg Labor Court in South Africa has rejected a request by the AMCU platinum and gold sector union to hold an industry-wide strike, miners Anglogold Ashanti (NYSEAU), Anglo American

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy CNBC

May 28, 2014South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year, with growth in the mining and

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2007 South Africa miners' strike — Wikipedia Republished

The South Africa miners strike was a one-day strike by the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa over working conditions and safety in the country's mining industry. It was the first ever industry-wide miners' strike in South African history.

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More South African Miners Fired After Strikes Voice of

South African courts had declared both strikes illegal. On Friday, mining giant Anglo American Platinum fired 12,000 workers at its mine in Rustenberg after a three-week wildcat strike.

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Baruch Hirson The General Strike of 1922 marxists

Charles R. Diamond (1969), African Labour Problems on the South African Gold Mines with Special Reference to the strike of 1946, MA thesis, University of Cape Town. Emest Glanville (1922), Through the Red Revolt on the Rand, Argus Printing, Johannesburg.

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South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946

There are no methods under the 6th segment as the duration of the strike was five days, and so each segment is about 1 day. The methods that are not under a particular segment denote the methods used on 4 August 1946, before the strike had officially begun, by the meeting called forth by the African Mine Workers' Union that ended with the decision for miners to go on a general strike.

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

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.

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The mining industry strike wave what are the causes and

Oct 10, 2012The mining industry strike wave what are the causes and what are the solutions? 10 October 2012 Gavin Hartford 10 October 2012 Gavin Hartford In this important paper, Gavin Hartford analyses the root causes of the mining industry strikes and proposes solutions. The hard truth of South Africa's mining industry is that it is

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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 Council South Africa said on Friday. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike at Sibanye's bullion operations

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National miners strike in South Africa World Socialist

Dec 07, 2007National miners strike in South Africa By Barry Mason 7 December 2007 Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike

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Miners' Strike South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU) in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. The strike was the first widespread action taken by African workers since 1920.

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South Africa mining strike likely to impact at least 15

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 Council South Africa said on Friday.. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike at Sibanye's bullion operations since mid-November and plans to extend the strike to its

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South Africa's mining strike could end this week mines

Miners on strike chant slogans as they march in Nkaneng township outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg Thomson Reuters JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South Africa's new mining

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South Africa's very own Communist Revolution The Rand

The narrative that many South Africans understand of The Rand Revolt today is one linked to Jan Smuts, sending tanks and aeroplanes to brutally repress a miners strike murdering his own kind white South Africans, and it is a narrative his opposition, the National Party, used repeatedly to criticise Smuts for political expediency for decades.

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

In early 2014, prior to the platinum mining strike, the real GDP growth forecast for South Africa was 2.7% (International Monetary Fund, 2014b, National Treasury, 2014). The October 2014 edition of the IMF's World Economic Outlook revised this forecast down to 1.4% ( IMF, 2014b ).

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Miners win bitter strike in South Africa icl-fi

Miners win bitter strike in South Africa SEPTEMBER 18 — The leaders of South Africa's Tripartite Alliance government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), no doubt figured that the 16 August massacre of strikers at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine would break the workers' resolve.

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

Jul 18, 2014The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and about 40% 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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South Africa's Transnet wins court approval to stop ports

May 30, 2019STRIKE action at some of South Africa's ports with potential to disrupt coal exports was narrowly avoided on May 29 after Transnet won a court order preventing the action, scheduled for May 30.. A Transnet port manager told IHS Markit that the company won a court order late Wednesday to stop Transnet union workers from striking tomorrow morning.

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South Africa's Strike Data Revisited Brookings

Apr 02, 2014The key lesson that emerges from this analysis of the strike action that has taken place in South Africa in recent years, is that real strike data suggests that in an internationally comparative

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History of mining in South Africa The key events

May 20, 2019That 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

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South Africa's Gold Fields union to strike over job cuts

Nov 01, 2018B ullion producer Gold Fields said on Thursday its majority union would embark on a strike over planned job cuts at its sole South African asset, South Deep, threatening production and stoking further lay-offs.. Gold Fields plans to slash about 1,100 jobs, a near third of its workforce, at South Deep mine, which has been embroiled in operational issues as the company has tried to mechanise the

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2007 South Africa miners' strike Wikipedia

The South Africa miners strike was a one-day strike by the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa over working conditions and safety in the country's mining industry.It was the first ever industry-wide miners' strike in South African history.

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South African police shoot dead striking miners World

Aug 17, 2012South African police shoot dead striking miners. The protests began last week when workers demanded a pay increase to 12,500 rand (976) a month. The action turned deadly when the AMCU clashed with South Africa's dominant National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The NUM rejected the charge of collusion with mine bosses.

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South African Mining Company Videx Bows to Workers

South African Mining Company Videx Bows to Workers' Pressure Videx mining company will withdraw the court application to stop the ongoing strike and has agreed to

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms

Feb 27, 2019Reuters citing, Minerals Council South Africa reported that at least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye

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Evaluation of Labor Agency Strategy The Case of a Strike

Militancy and violence was evident along South Africa's platinum belt between 2012 and 2014. Evaluation of Labor Agency Strategy The Case of a Strike at a South African Opencast Mine in 2012 John Mashayamombe, 2019

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