Mining Strike In South Africa

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".

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Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

In 2014, platinum industry workers went on a strike that lasted five months. It was the longest strike in the history of South African mining. In 2019, a high court in Johannesburg approved the historic compensation deal for the miners who contracted the fatal silicosis disease when they

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Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa

2015-04-08· Members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools Wednesday at Anglo American’s (LON:AAL) Kleinkopje coal mine in South Africa, demanding the removal of the general

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike

2019-02-28· 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 mine strike over MINING.COM

A strike in South Africa's gold mining sector ended on Tuesday after a 2-year wage deal was clinched, unions and the Chamber of Mines said. The strike at AngloGold Ashanti,Gold Fields and

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy Voice of

As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most

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History of mining in South Africa: The key events

2019-05-20· From the world’s largest hand-dug mine to strike action with fatal violence on both sides, South Africa’s mining industry has been one of the country’s most influential for over a hundred years. We look at the history of mining in South Africa.

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Coal miners wage strike looming eNCA

2017-11-09· JOHANNESBURG Coal miners affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are set to go on strike, after being granted a strike certificate by the CCMA. A strike in the coal sector could

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UPDATE 1-South Africa mining strike to spread to at least

South Africa is home to the world's biggest platinum group metals deposits and accounts for just over 90 percent of global production. The mining firms were considering the notices and vowed to "everything in their power" to prevent a strike, including legal action, the council said in the statement.

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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 downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals

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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. Additionally, labour costs in the mining sector account for 45% to 50% of

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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 downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals

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Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

2014-07-18· The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and 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. Other affected industries

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'End of South Africa's platinum mine strike signals end of

2014-06-25· After five months, South Africa's platinum miners strike has ended with a deal that will see the lowest paid workers receiving increases of R1,000 (£55) a month.

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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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A year in strikes: Mines hobbled, buses grind to a halt

2018-12-24· South Deep is the world's second largest gold-bearing ore mine, but has been unprofitable for a decade, due to deep deposits and rising costs.The strike which began on November 2 ended on December 13. The mining house reached a settlement with the workers, with retrenchments going ahead as planned. Sibanye-Stillwater

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

2014-05-28· Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak. South Africa's real

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Gold Mining Strike in South Africa to Start Sept. 3 Over

2013-08-30· The National Union of Mineworkers, which represents about 64 percent of gold miners in South Africa, will start a strike over pay from Sept. 3, the Chamber of

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MiningWeekly Breaking News Real-Time Mining News

By: Marleny Arnoldi 22nd November 2019 What is considered to be one the world’s highest-grade rare earths mine, Steenkampskraal, in South Africa, has received all the necessary regulatory

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Mining Fin24

Mining In a surprise turnaround, Gold Fields' last SA mine is finally making money Nov 12 2019 09:26. Gold Fields said the turnaround of South Deep opens the way for the company to do a deal at its last South African mine. Gold Fields returns to profit as it extends life of Ghana mine; Gold Fields' Carolus: Mining companies can do better

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

2014-05-28· Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak. South Africa

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Gold Mining Strike in South Africa to Start Sept. 3 Over

2013-08-30· The National Union of Mineworkers, which represents about 64 percent of gold miners in South Africa, will start a strike over pay from Sept. 3, the Chamber of Mines said. The chamber has made a

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms

2019-02-27· Reuters citing, Minerals Council South Africa reported that at least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

The recent spate of strikes in the mining sector in South Africa has created a perceived nervousness amongst shareholders. Within the mining sector in South Africa, gold mining is of significance historically and economically. This study aims to assess the impact of strikes on shareholder value in the gold mining industry

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Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy News

As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of

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National miners strike in South Africa World Socialist

2007-12-07· National miners strike in South Africa By Barry Mason 7 December 2007 Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike action on Tuesday

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South African miners stage strike over safety standards

2007-12-05· More than half of South Africa's miners yesterday took part in a one-day strike over safety standards. At some mines more than 90% stayed away from work, employers reported. It was the first

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

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

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

The white South African State was mobilised and rampant in defence of its cheap labour policy and big dividends for the mining magnates and big business. This marked the opening of a phase of intense repression by the racist regime of the day, led by Field Marshal Smuts, against the forces for change in South Africa. This repression continues

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Miners Strikes Shake Neo-Apartheid South Africa

Miners Strikes Shake Neo-Apartheid South Africa. Presentation to SYC Forum (Young Spartacus pages)We are pleased to publish an edited presentation given by comrade Jon Brule, member of the International Executive Committee of the International Communist League, to a Spartacus Youth Club forum held at City College of New York on November 27.

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