mining strike in south africa

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 stone 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.

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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 was scheduled to start Thursday night.

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Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

Diamond and gold discoveries played an important part in the growth of the early South African economy. A site northeast of Cape Town was discovered to have rich deposits of diamonds, and thousands of white and blacks rushed to the area of Kimberley in an attempt to profit from the discovery. The British later annexed the region of Griqualand West, an area which included the diamond fields. In 1868, the republic attempted to annex areas near newly discovered diamond fields, drawing protests from the nearby Briti

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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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Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa

Apr 08, 2015· Members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools Wednesday at Anglo American’s (LON:AAL) Kleinkopje coal mine in South Africa, demanding the removal of the general

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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 stone cuts, Minerals

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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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Mining Fin24

Mining Gold is in demand but with top suppliers in lockdown, who will produce it? Mar 27 2020 06:01. South Africa’s Rand Refinery, the continent’s only gold refiner and one of the oldest globally, will continue to operate at reduced capacity during a national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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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 stone cuts, Minerals

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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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1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

The white South African State was mobilised and rampant in defence of its cheap labour policy and big dividends for the mining magnates and big business. This marked the opening of a phase of intense repression by the racist regime of the day, led by Field Marshal Smuts, against the forces for change in South Africa.

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South Africa gold miners go on strike BBC News

SA gold miners go on strike Jump to media player Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands.

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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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Platinum Markets Rocked After South Africa Mining Strike

Platinum Markets Rocked After South Africa Mining Strike, Shootings. By Anita Powell. after platinum miners in South Africa held a wildcat strike for higher wages at the Lonmin mine and 34 of

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike MINING.COM

Jul 10, 2016· In what seems like an annual event, platinum mining companies in South Africa are bracing for what could be another year of labour unrest.

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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 economy and hold back growth and employment.

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MiningWeekly Breaking News Real-Time Mining News

By: Martin Creamer 28th March 2020 South Africa’s diversified black-controlled mining and minerals company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and the Motsepe family on Saturday formed the key part

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Gold markets: Palladium, South African mining, dollar in focus

Palladium prices rose to a record high on Tuesday as the threat of strikes in South Africa's mining sector exacerbated supply concerns in an already tight market. Meanwhile, gold prices steadied.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

May 28, 2014· 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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Paper Market Fuse Lit?🔥12.5K Platinum/Palladium Miners To

The world’s largest platinum and 2nd largest palladium producing nation (just behind mother Russia) will have an even bigger mining strike on its hands next week. Here’s more bullish precious metals news to add to the ongoing, almost daily record palladium price levels occurring.. News out of South Africa indicates the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will go on

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

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 economy as a whole. We find that it is not the higher nominal wages itself that caused the most damage, but the possible reaction by investors in the mining industry

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Channeling Thatcher: South Africa’s President Takes On Its

Mar 18, 2019· In 1987, an anti-apartheid firebrand named Cyril Ramaphosa led South Africa’s biggest-ever mining strike. Some 300,000 miners—from a union Ramaphosa himself had founded—walked off

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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 economy and hold back growth and employment.

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Gold markets: Palladium, South African mining, dollar in focus

Palladium surged to a record high on Tuesday, rising above $1,550, as the threat of strikes in the South African mining industry aggravated supply concerns in an already tight market, while gold

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

May 28, 2014· 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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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

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 economy as a whole. We find that it is not the higher nominal wages itself that caused the most damage, but the possible reaction by investors in the mining industry

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important 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

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events

May 20, 2019· From the world’s largest hand-dug mine to strike action with fatal violence on both sides, South Africa’s mining industry has been one of the country’s most influential for over a hundred years. We look at the history of mining in South Africa.

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A year in strikes: Mines hobbled, buses grind to a halt

Dec 24, 2018· South Deep is the world's second largest gold-bearing ore mine, but has been unprofitable for a decade, due to deep deposits and rising costs.The strike which began on November 2 ended on December 13. The mining house reached a settlement with the workers, with retrenchments going ahead as planned. Sibanye-Stillwater

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Paper Market Fuse Lit?🔥12.5K Platinum/Palladium Miners To

The world’s largest platinum and 2nd largest palladium producing nation (just behind mother Russia) will have an even bigger mining strike on its hands next week. Here’s more bullish precious metals news to add to the ongoing, almost daily record palladium price levels occurring.. News out of South Africa indicates the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will go on

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Channeling Thatcher: South Africa’s President Takes On Its

Mar 18, 2019· In 1987, an anti-apartheid firebrand named Cyril Ramaphosa led South Africa’s biggest-ever mining strike. Some 300,000 miners—from a union Ramaphosa himself had founded—walked off

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South African police shoot dead striking miners World

Aug 17, 2012· South African police shoot dead striking miners More than 30 people killed at Lonmin platinum mine where strike over pay has escalated into alleged turf war between unions South Africa

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Strike hits South African mining industry World news

Aug 06, 2008· The South African mining industry came to a virtual halt today as trade unions called one of the largest strikes of the post-apartheid era. The Congress of South African

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. 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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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and

Oct 10, 2012· The 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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The mining industry after Marikana NEWS & ANALYSIS

South Africa's mining industry since Marikana has faced a number of serious challenges. The Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies for 2012/2013 (the "Survey") listed South Africa 64th out of the 96 mining jurisdictions ranked (in other words in the bottom third), and eighth of 16 African mining jurisdictions included in the survey.

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