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South Africa: Lessons of the platinum miners' strike

Jun 16, 2014· The longest strike in South Africa's history has ended. For nearly five long months, platinum miners affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) held out against the arrogance and intransigence of the platinum mine bosses. On Thursday the business press broke the news that an "in principle agreement" had been reached between the platinum mines and …

Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental …

Mining is an important industry in South Africa, but it is also an industry with a damaging impact. Mining often pollutes the water, air and soil, and can disrupt farming activities and community life. Communities throughout South Africa struggle to defend their rights to their land, to their environment and to their resources when

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

the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52 Keywords: Platinum mining strike, computable general equilibrium, UPGEM 1 Introduction The labour strike in South Africa's platinum sector that started on 23 January 2014 became the country's largest and most expensive in history ...

Roots of Apartheid: South Africa's Mining Industry

The development of South Africa's mining industry, and how it laid the foundations for Apartheid Although some mining had taken place in what is now South Africa centuries before Europeans arrived, 1 the modern mining industry emerged as the major shaper of South Africa's economy and race relations in the latter half of the 19 th century ...

Mining strikes: The costs to SA's economy | SAnews

Mar 05, 2014· 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's huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy, accounting for nearly half of the country's merchandise exports, including ...

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellion—sometimes known as the Rand Revolt—that pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.

Transvaal Miners General Strike 1913 | Global Nonviolent ...

prime minister and government of South Africa to intervene, and deal fairly with both the mine owners and strikers. On 3 July, the South African Engine Drivers' Association joined the strike. By 4 July, nearly every trade union in South Africa except for the railway workers union was striking in solidarity with the miners. On 4 July the

Grounds for a Strike: South African Gold Mining in the 1940s

GROUNDS FOR A STRIKE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINING IN THE 1940s By Wilmot G. James University of Cape Town Introduction The strike of about eighty thousand African gold miners in August 1946 has a special and romantic place in the annals of South African history. As an event it …

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

In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. 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

The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South ...

The strike lasted 5 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 …

The Strike That Brought South Africa's Platinum Mining ...

Feb 07, 2015· However, the ramifications for Rustenburg, for South Africa, and for the entire mining industry were severe and far-reaching, and the full impact still not quantified. Impala Platinum, which mines, refines and sells platinum group metals, is one of the three big mining companies affected by the strike action, together with Anglo Platinum and ...

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Such events are rooted in a strike led by the African Mine Workers' Union in August 1946. Miners of the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. The strike went on for a week despite what South African History Online describes as "the most savage police terror". Officially, the police and army attacked the ...

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 …

Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre was the killing of 34 miners by the South African Police Service (SAPS). It took place on 16 August 2012, and was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The massacre has been compared to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. The incident took place on the 25th anniversary of a nationwide miners' strike.

South African union threatens strike at ... - Mining Zimbabwe

Oct 08, 2020· South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Friday to call a strike at mining companies De Beers, Exxaro, and Petra Diamonds after failing to reach wage agreements. NUM, one of the biggest mining unions in South Africa, said it had secured a certificate to stage a strike after talks on a wage settlement