Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

A wave of strikes occurred across the South African mining sector. As of early October analysts estimated that approximately 75,000 miners were on strike from various gold and platinum mines and companies across South Africa, most of them illegally.

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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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South Africa gold miners call strike - BBC News

Gold miners in South Africa have called a strike over their wage demands, to start on Tuesday, mine-owners say. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanded rises of up to 60%.

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List of Gold mines in South Africa - Briefly

South Deep Gold Mine is the second largest Gold mine in the world. This mine is located in Witwatersrand Basin 45 kilometers south west of Johannesburg. The mine has around 39.1Moz of this precious mineral reserves and is also the seventh deepest mine in the world with the mining depth being around 2995m below the surface.

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

28-2-2019· 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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South Africa - Gold mining | Britannica

South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth ...

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Strike Starts In South Africa's Gold Mines

A strike in South Africa's gold mines began on Tuesday with some workers failing to go underground for the evening shift, despite an appeal by President Jacob Zuma for a solution to avert a ...

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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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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Conditions on most South African mines are very similar to those elsewhere except for the gold mines where the low geothermal gradient, i.e. the rate at which the temperature goes up with depth, is often as low as 9 °C per kilometre depth (compared with a world average of about 25 °C/km), and this, combined with narrow and very continuous orebodies in hard and competent rocks, makes it ...

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Witwatersrand Gold Rush - Wikipedia

Origins. There had always been rumours of a modern-day "El Dorado" in the folklore of the native tribes that roamed the plains of the South African highveld and in that of the gold miners who had come from all over the world to seek out their fortunes on the alluvial mines of Barberton and Pilgrim's Rest, in what is now known as the province of Mpumalanga.

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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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Strike Starts In South Africa's Gold Mines

A strike in South Africa's gold mines began on Tuesday with some workers failing to go underground for the evening shift, despite an appeal by President Jacob Zuma for a solution to avert a ...

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

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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Sibanye Counts Hit to Earnings as Strike at Gold Mines ...

7-1-2019· Sibanye Gold Ltd. said a protracted strike at its South African gold mines may hurt earnings at a time when the producer remains under pressure to reduce debt.

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Five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines has...

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines, the biggest remaining mines in the country, was meant to solidify its place in the industry in ...

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South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.

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New strike hits South African gold mine - CNN

10-9-2012· Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job.

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Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns ...

South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE:SGL) (NYSE:SBGL) has halted all its gold mining operations in the country after violence broke out overnight during a strike by workers demanding higher wages.

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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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List of miners' strikes - Wikipedia

Strike Country Region Year(s) Larger movement African Mine Workers' strike South Africa Witwatersrand: 1946 Alabama miners' strike of 1920 United States Alabama: 1920 United Mine Workers: Anaconda Road massacre United States Montana: 1920 Industrial Workers of the World: Arizona copper mine strike of 1983 United States Arizona: 1983–86

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South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.

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Strike starts in South Africa's gold mines - Reuters

3-9-2013· A strike in South Africa's gold mines began on Tuesday with some workers failing to go underground for the evening shift, despite an appeal by President Jacob Zuma for a solution to avert a ...

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One Killed as South Africa Gold Mine Strike Turns Violent

Johannesburg: 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. Called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the strike began late on Wednesday, shutting down all of Sibanye's mines which employ some 32,000 people, in the latest test for the …

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South Africa Gold Mines Strike Starts Despite President's ...

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A strike in South Africa's gold mines began on Tuesday with some workers failing to go underground ...

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South African Gold Mine Workers to Strike - WSJ

Gold mine workers in South Africa told mining companies they would strike in the coming days as producers and unions battle over wage rises, threatening a central part of the country's economy.

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south african gold mine strike - lichtenburgwaterfees.co.za

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 . 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 . …

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Protracted strike in South Africa gold mines would hurt ...

3-9-2013· A protracted strike in South Africa's gold industry would harm Africa's largest economy and the government is ready to intervene to bring parties together, the mining minister said on Tuesday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: GOLD MINING - YouTube

21-7-2015· This week South Africa's second largest gold miner, Gold Fields Ltd, announced that a strike against retrenchments at one of its mines may spread to other sites.

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Miners' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of ...

16-8-1987· THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300,000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa. The strike raised the spirits ... but some gold mines …

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South African gold industry enters final phase of slow death

Back in 1987, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa – then a 34-year-old labor union leader – led 300,000 black miners in a strike that symbolized resistance to the apartheid regime. Now ...

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