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South African Mining Strike Timeline

Aug 17, 2021 About 3000 miners at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg went on strike demanding better wages in August 2012. However, in the course of the unprotected strike members of the SAPS killed 34 and injured another 74 others at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in the Marikana area of

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  • Report on the recent South African miners' strike

    Report on the recent South African miners' strike

    Mar 12, 2012 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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  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for

    Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for

    Gold miners downed tools after wage negotiations failed and over 100,000 miners went on strike 2011 South Africa's mining industry is largest contributor to economic transformation through widespread black economic empowerment transactions 2016 Fatalities in the industry fall to lowest level in history of South African mining 2017

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  • South Africa profile - Timeline - BBC News

    South Africa profile - Timeline - BBC News

    Apr 04, 2018 image caption Mining has been the driving force behind South Africa's economic development 1879 - British defeat the Zulus in Natal. 1880-81

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  • South Africa timeline | Timetoast timelines

    South Africa timeline | Timetoast timelines

    100,000 gold miners strike over pay bringing the industry to a standstill 2005 August - Around 100,000 gold miners strike over pay, bringing the industry to a standstill. ... South Africa I.D. Timeline. South Africa's Aparthied. Apartheid South Africa Legislative Timeline. Biography of Nelson Mandela; (1918 - 2013) African Independence

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  • South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions

    South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions

    Dec 05, 2007 Dec. 5, 2007. JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 4 South Africa’s crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of

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  • Platinum Group Elements: Supply and Demand

    Platinum Group Elements: Supply and Demand

    Despite the adequate resources to fulfill world demand for PGEs, their prices have recently skyrocketed due to strikes at South African mines. In November 2012, an eight-week long strike of Anglo American Platinum Ltd. workers in South Africa ended, but only after crippling their business

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  • The Right to Strike under the Labour Relations Act 66

    The Right to Strike under the Labour Relations Act 66

    strike is recognised and protected.18 This argument is based on the standard of equality that the right to strike is the equivalent to the right to lockout. Thus, both the right to strike and the right to lock out should be included in the Constitution, 1996.19 In response to the first objection, Chaskalson J held that

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  • Roots of Apartheid: South Africa’s Mining Industry

    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

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  • The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

    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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  • South Africa Lonmin mine massacre puts nationalisation

    South Africa Lonmin mine massacre puts nationalisation

    Aug 29, 2012 The scenes from a parched field near Rustenburg of well-armed police officers opening fire on miners waving spears and clubs has cast South Africa in a new light – that of a land of lowly

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  • South African Literary Timeline - Tiki-Toki

    South African Literary Timeline - Tiki-Toki

    Important literary events in South Africa with relevant social and historical links. South African Literary Timeline ... Published in the same year in which a large miners strike was violently suppressed by Smuts' government. 1948-03-01 00:00:00

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  • 1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 | South

    1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 | South

    Army quells miners' strike, killing 214 1941 African workers formed the African Mine Workers Union 1943 In order to stave off the growing unrest among the African mine workers, the regime appointed a Commission of Enquiry 1946 They called a general strike. Nine men were killed, and seventy men were dismissed. The union was subsequently banned

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  • AMCU strike update: A full timeline of the campaign

    AMCU strike update: A full timeline of the campaign

    May 02, 2019 Safety and security: a timeline of the AMCU strike at Sibanye-Stillwater. By JP Casey 02 May 2019. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is one of South Africa’s most influential mining unions, boasting a quarter of a million members and recently pushing gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater to agree to a new wage deal using a five-month strike

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  • The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike | South African History Online

    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 Paul Kruger who wanted

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  • A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

    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”

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