• Striking miners fired on in South Africa

    Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives.For more CNN videos, check out our You...

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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 most savage police terror". Officially, the police and army attacked the ...

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  • ''Mine is starving striking workers''

     · South Africa By Tankiso Makhetha and Noxolo Majavu - 06 March 2020 - 09:25 Family and friends can no longer bring food to their striking relatives at LanXess Chrome Mine in Rustenburg.

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  • New strike hits South African gold mine

     · Protesters gather at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa on August 17, 2012 where the day before 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking mineworkers.

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  • 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 jobs 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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  • South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

    Local African National Congress leaders were arrested and tried for treason and sedition. Workers at 32 of the 45 mines on the Rand had participated in the strike. Hundreds of workers were arrested, tried, imprisoned, or deported. A total of 1,248 miners on strike were wounded and nine were killed.

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  • South Africa mine fires 1,400 striking workers | CNN

     · South African mining company Gold One has fired more than 1,400 miners who have been on strike for more than a week, the company announced Tuesday. The workers at the Ezulwini mine …

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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 African gold miners go on strike

     · 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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  • 1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

    1946 African Mineworkers Strike. "Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar ''fall of rock'' and who, at deep levels, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 feet in the bowels of the earth, sace their lungs to the rock dust which develops miners'' phthisis and pneumonia."

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  • South African Mining Strikes Spread to Gold Fields

     · South Africa''s mining sector is reeling from strikes over the past month that have resulted in 44 deaths at Lonmin and have hit production of metals such as gold and platinum.

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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 …

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  • Scandals and strikes: an uncertain ...

     · Strikes have been a familiar aspect of the South African mining history, most memorably with the Markiana massacre in 2012. The strike started at a Lonmin mine near Rustenburg, and 41 mineworkers were killed by police. In response, a wave of further strikes swept across the sector.

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  • Mining industry of South Africa

    The Rand Rebellion was a widespread strike amongst miners in the Witwatersrand area of the Transvaal Province in the former Union of South Africa. 2007 strike [ edit ] In 2007 the South African National Union of Mineworkers, which represents the nation''s mineworkers, engaged in a series of talks with the Chamber of Mines, an industry group.

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  • South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike

     · Mining analysts from J.P. Morgan in South Africa estimated Monday that a total of 1.1 million ounces, or about 15% of global annual mined production, was lost so far as a result of the strike.

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  • South African Mine Strikes Persist

    Mining companies in South Africa continue to be gripped by illegal strikes on Tuesday, with Lonmin PLC''s Marikana mine and Gold Fields Ltd.''s KDC east mine still shut.

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  • Report on the recent South African miners'' strike

     · Report on the recent South African miners'' strike. Report on the recent 6 week wildcat strike at Impala Platinum''s Rustenberg operation, the biggest platinum mine in the world, including a timeline and a bit of background information.

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  • Rand Rebellion 1922 | South African History Online

    Strikes. The New Year marked a strike on the collieries of the Transvaal. Strikes soon spread to the gold mines of the Reef, especially those in the East Rand, when electrical power workers and those in engineering and foundry occupations followed suit. By January 10, stoppage of work in mining and allied trades was complete.

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  • List of miners'' strikes

    Pennsylvania coal miner''s strike of 1902. United States. Pennsylvania. 1902. Real del Monte silver miners'' strike of 1766. Kingdom of Spain. Hidalgo. 1766. South Africa miners'' strike of 2007.

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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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  • Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy ...

     · Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy. A wave of violent, wildcat strikes that erupted periodically in 2012 rooted in a turf war between AMCU and the National Union of Mineworkers, cost platinum and gold producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP). Mining ...

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  • Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

    Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

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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. Nearly 100,000 black workers struck, completely or partially shutting down 13 mines.

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  • South African mining strikes spread

     · MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — Hundreds of striking miners forced the closure Wednesday of four mines of Anglo American Platinum, the world''s largest producer, as labor unrest spread in South Africa''s biggest industry. More than 60,000 miners were not working Wednesday though it is unclear how many support the strike to demand a monthly take ...

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  • Massive general strike in South Africa highlights demand ...

     · 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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  • Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

    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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  • 30,000 South African coal miners poised to strike

     · It''s only been about six months since the last coal mine strike in South Africa. In April NUM members walked off the job at Anglo American''s (LON:AAL) Kleinkopje coal mine.

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  • South Africa: Mine Strikes Resume

     · South African workers at the world''s No. 3 platinum producer, Lonmin, began a wildcat strike on Tuesday, halting all mine operations and prompting …

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

     · 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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  • Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

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

     · Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners. About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners …

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