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The African Mine workers strike of 1946 South African ...

The strike by some 76,000 black miners in 1946 was one of the most significant examples of industrial action by black workers in South Africa. Following the demise of the ICU in the early 1940s, the mine workers were the first to challenge not only their employers, but the racist policies of the segregationist state of Jan Smuts.

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South Africa Faces African Mine Workers' Strike ...

2021-8-12  On 12 August 1946, the biggest African Mine Workers' Strike in Witwatersrand in the Union of South Africa (now the Republic of South Africa) began. 60,000 workers in Witwatersrand refused to continue working for the miserable wages they were receiving. The miners were extracting gold from the Witwatersrand Ridge (a total of 48,000 tonnes – 40 ...

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The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike South African History Online

Introduction: Background to the Strike. The formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 was a development that had vastly different consequences for the various groups in the four former colonies. The union was a victory for the British – especially for the ‘uitlanders’ (foreigners) and mining magnates – who wanted to unite the country; but it was a defeat for Afrikaners such as ...

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

2012-9-21  Workers at a South African gold mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti begin a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry.

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South African major mass killings timeline 1900-2012 ...

South African major mass killings timeline 1900-2012. Marikana Massacre. Between the 20th and 21st century, a number of people lost their lives in South Africa amid liberation struggle. However, some of these events were carried out beyond the borders of South Africa by members of security police as they became known as cross border raids.

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike - WSJ

2014-6-24  2014-6-24  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.

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STRIKES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS South African History

In the South African context, it was a courageous act on the part of African workers to carry out a strike in defiance of the Native Labour Act. It was an even more courageous act in many cases to come out on strike with workers of other races, whether Coloured, Indian or White.

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List of mines in South Africa - Briefly

2019-7-11  With these, you get a comprehensive South African mines list for major mines and companies. 1. BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited. This is one of the major companies in South Africa that is known for mining Gold. It

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SAHA - South African History Archive - Early mineworkers ...

White workers on the mines had gone on strike a number of times, but it was only during the First World War that the Chamber of Mines decided to recognise white trade unions. In 1918, the South African Mineworkers’ Union negotiated an agreement with the Chamber of Mines

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Massive general strike in South Africa highlights demand ...

2021-2-25  Workers across South Africa took part in a massive general strike that was called by the left-wing South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) on Wednesday, February 24. The trade union confederation reported that millions took part in the labor action which was described as a resounding success. Demonstrations were held across the country.

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South Africa Faces African Mine Workers' Strike ...

2021-8-12  On 12 August 1946, the biggest African Mine Workers' Strike in Witwatersrand in the Union of South Africa (now the Republic of South Africa) began. 60,000 workers in Witwatersrand refused to continue working for the miserable wages they were receiving. The miners were extracting gold from the Witwatersrand Ridge (a total of 48,000 tonnes – 40 ...

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

2012-9-21  Workers at a South African gold mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti begin a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry.

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South African major mass killings timeline 1900-2012 ...

South African major mass killings timeline 1900-2012. Marikana Massacre. Between the 20th and 21st century, a number of people lost their lives in South Africa amid liberation struggle. However, some of these events were carried out beyond the borders of South Africa by members of security police as they became known as cross border raids.

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike - WSJ

2014-6-24  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.

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Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners ...

2012-9-3  The South African Police Service then fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the group, said Gold One. Gold production has been affected, but most of the 500 workers are now back at the mine.

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SAHA - South African History Archive - Early mineworkers ...

White workers on the mines had gone on strike a number of times, but it was only during the First World War that the Chamber of Mines decided to recognise white trade unions. In 1918, the South African Mineworkers’ Union negotiated an agreement with the Chamber of Mines

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Numsa members down tools at Reagetswe Mining over

2021-6-8  Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( Numsa ) are on strike, to force their employer, Reagetswe Mining Services, which is contracted to Impala Platinum mine at Rustenburg in the North West, to recognise their union.. Reagetswe Mining Services, has allegedly refused to deduct union affiliation fees and pay them to Numsa, as per the wish of the majority of the

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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

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Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012 South African History ...

2012-8-16  Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012. On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West Province. The police killed 34 mineworkers, and left 78 seriously injured.

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

2019-5-20  History of mining in South Africa: Early industrial developments. The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852, a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein,

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike - WSJ

2014-6-24  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.

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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

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Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012 South African History ...

2012-8-16  Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012. On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West Province. The police killed 34 mineworkers, and left 78 seriously injured.

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African Mines - mining.co.za

African Mines Online. African Mines Handbook. • Maps of countries location of mines. • Current planned exploration projects. • Operational mining projects. • Opencast underground mines. • Search by mine, project name, mineral owner. • Filter by Country or Region. R4 255.

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Strike - Strike Technologies

Strike Technologies has grown to be a leading South African developer, manufacturer and distributor of globally competitive Medium Voltage Protection Relays, Surge Suppression Equipment, Industrial Earth Leakage Relays and Smart Energy and Demand Metering.

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

2019-5-20  History of mining in South Africa: Early industrial developments. The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852, a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein,

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Major strike planned for South Africa next week

2021-2-16  The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says that will embark on strike action around the country next week in response to number of economic problems facing the country.

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The top risks facing the South African mining industry

2017-11-21  The top risks facing the South African mining industry. Nov 21, 2017. 0. views. Wikimedia. Although risks have remained relatively consistent, PwC South Africa’s Mine Report 2017 highlights the importance of risk identification and the management thereof. ... Previous article South African coal sector strike

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Mining Safety in South Africa Mining Safety

In 2010, according to figures released by the Department of Mineral Resources, 128 people were killed in mines in South Africa. “This was our best safety year since 2003,” said Bheki Sibiya, the new CEO of the Chamber of Mines, which represents 80% of all mining

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The top 10 South African mining risks according to ...

2016-4-18  Additionally, the survey also highlighted that African executives are keeping an eye on the future. Access to new projects rounds out the top 10 risks for mining executives. Even in a tough mining environment, the survey reveals that many African mining

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