• The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike South African History Online

    The African People’s Organisation declared that African workers had every right to withhold their labour, and protested at the brutal manner in which the African miners were forced into the shafts. When African strikers were charged and sentenced to six-month terms in prison, the African National Congress,then just a year old and called the South African Native National Congress (SANNC),

  • Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

    SynopsisTimelineEvent and Its ContextKey PlayersIn 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. Despite the fact that in 1942 the government of prime ministerJan Smuts had declared all strikes by black workers to be illegal, the AMWU took an active role in demanding higher wages for bla
  • UPDATE 1-South African union threatens strike at coal and

    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.

  • South African union threatens strike at coal and diamond

    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.

  • Platinum Markets Rocked After South Africa Mining Strike

    But it also now has a tarnished reputation, after platinum miners in South Africa held a wildcat strike for higher wages at the Lonmin mine and 34 of them were shot dead by police.

  • South African union threatens strike at coal and diamond mines

    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

  • Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

    Feb 28, 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.

  • Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

    Mar 04, 2014· Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy Wednesday, March 5, 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.

  • Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

    Feb 27, 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.

  • South African miners to strike Reuters

    Dec 03, 2007· Mines in South Africa, the world's top producer of precious metals, will fall silent at midnight on Monday due to a national protest against mine deaths, with warnings of further action if

  • South Africa's Mining Strike Ends. What Now? The Short

    The fractious five-month strike that shuttered South Africa's platinum and palladium mining industry is over. Prices have yet to feel the full effects, and political tensions in other producing

  • Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

    Jul 18, 2014· 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

  • 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

  • 2014 South African platinum strike Wikipedia

    The GDP of South Africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production (25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike) in 50 years. It was the first contraction since 2009. Fitch Ratings downgraded its outlook on South Africa to "negative" from "stable".

  • Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

    Mar 05, 2014· Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy. Wednesday, March 5, 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

  • Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

    Mar 20, 2014· Africa Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy. March 20, 2014 08:27 AM Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via Email. Print this page.

  • Mining Weekly Topic Latest News South Africa

    Jun 12, 2020· SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners. By: Cameron Mackay 22nd May 2020 A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as

  • Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy The Mail

    Mar 20, 2014· Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy. Ed Stoddard. 20 Mar 2014. As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and

  • Miners beg union to end South Africa's longest strike

    Jun 12, 2014· By Zandi Shabalala RUSTENBURG South Africa (Reuters) Workers and shop-stewards from South Africa's AMCU mining union begged leader Joseph Mathunjwa to sign a wage deal with three major platinum firms on Thursday at a mass rally crowning five months of crippling protest. As the longest strike in the 130-year history of South Africa's mines showed its first signs of breaking,

  • MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN

    Aug 31, 1987· The strike, although ostensibly over wages and working conditions, was widely seen as the beginning of a battle for South Africa's wealth between powerful white mineowners and black miners.

  • South Africa miners union strike takes off Reuters

    Dec 04, 2007· South Africa's biggest miners' union launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country's mines, disrupting operations across the world's top producer of

  • The mining industry after Marikana NEWS & ANALYSIS

    Challenges for the South African mining industry a year after Marikana. Introduction. The death of 34 mineworkers, who had embarked on an unprotected strike at Lonmin plc's Marikana mine, on 16 August 2012, at the hands of the South African Police Service's tactical response unit, marked the beginning of the most serious labour unrest in a

  • Miners beg union to end South Africa's longest strike

    Jun 12, 2014· By Zandi Shabalala RUSTENBURG South Africa (Reuters) Workers and shop-stewards from South Africa's AMCU mining union begged leader Joseph Mathunjwa to sign a wage deal with three major platinum firms on Thursday at a mass rally crowning five months of crippling protest. As the longest strike in the 130-year history of South Africa's mines showed its first signs of breaking,

  • South Africa's Mining Strike Ends. What Now? The Short

    The fractious five-month strike that shuttered South Africa's platinum and palladium mining industry is over. Prices have yet to feel the full effects, and political tensions in other producing

  • South African miners to strike Reuters

    Dec 03, 2007· Mines in South Africa, the world's top producer of precious metals, will fall silent at midnight on Monday due to a national protest against mine deaths, with warnings of further action if

  • The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

    Dec 01, 2015· In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. 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

  • South Africa miners union strike takes off Reuters

    Dec 04, 2007· South Africa's biggest miners' union launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country's mines, disrupting operations across the world's top producer of

  • Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

    Mar 20, 2014· Africa Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy. March 20, 2014 08:27 AM Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via Email. Print this page.

  • 2014 South African platinum strike Wikipedia

    The GDP of South Africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production (25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike) in 50 years. It was the first contraction since 2009. Fitch Ratings downgraded its outlook on South Africa to "negative" from "stable".

  • 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

  • MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN

    Aug 31, 1987· The strike, although ostensibly over wages and working conditions, was widely seen as the beginning of a battle for South Africa's wealth between powerful white mineowners and black miners.

  • Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy The Mail

    Mar 20, 2014· The strike has hit about 40% of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

  • The 1987 mineworkers strike Mining Weekly

    The Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976, in which, according to official estimates, 176 people were killed, had a profound impact on the trajectory of South Africa’s political history.

  • The Strike That Brought South Africa’s Platinum Mining

    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

  • 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

  • Agreement marks end of South Africa platinum mining strike

    Agreement marks end of South Africa platinum mining strike. Share on Twitter (opens new window) bringing to an end the longest and costliest wage dispute in the history of South African mining