Mining Strike In South Africa

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.

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 ...

Mining | Fin24

Mining AMCU heads to court over 'unlawful' return to mining operations Apr 21 2020 05:01. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Workers of South Africa is set to head to court on Tuesday in a bid to have the decision to allow mining companies to summon workers back to work declared unlawful and set aside.

Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa ...

Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa. ... The move comes ahead of wage talks in South Africa’s ... The facilities are the latest mining operations to be affected by travel ...

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.

A history of mining in South Africa (UK)

Today, the mining industry remains one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy with an estimated worth of R20.3 trillion (US$2.5 trillion). It is the world’s fifth largest mining sector in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), contributing eight percent to South Africa’s GDP.

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

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

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Today, the mining industry remains one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy with an estimated worth of R20.3 trillion (US$2.5 trillion). It is the world’s fifth largest mining sector in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), contributing eight percent to South Africa’s GDP.

South Africa girding for another platinum strike - MINING.COM

In what seems like an annual event, platinum mining companies in South Africa are bracing for what could be another year of labour unrest.

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 ...

History of mining in South Africa: The key events ...

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.

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

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 workers since 1920.

South African gold loses its luster as miners eye Ghana ...

South Africa has some of the world’s biggest reserves in gold, platinum and coal, and mining continues to be a core industry, contributing more than 29% of the country’s exports in May 2019. But South Africa’s traditional gold industry has lost some of its shine …

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.

Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

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: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

Known as Mining Indaba, the conference brings together investors from around the world to discuss mining interests in Africa. “From child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo to squalid living conditions for workers at South Africa’s Marikana mine, the mining …

South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

Known as Mining Indaba, the conference brings together investors from around the world to discuss mining interests in Africa. “From child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo to squalid living conditions for workers at South Africa’s Marikana mine, the mining …

South Africa: Recent strike at Impala Platinum Mine in ...

The recent militant strike by the miners at the Impala Platinum Mine has highlighted how far the present NUM leadership is lagging behind the mood of the workers. The contradictions that had been brewing beneath the surface at Impala Platinum Mine, in Rustenburg, came to the public’s attention on the 12th January 2012 when rock drill operators (RDOs) refused to work. On the 24th January the ...

Mining in SA - Minerals Council South Africa

Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centred on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. The country’s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the gold rush on the world-famous Witwatersrand.

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 …

South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

South Africa's share of global gold production has fallen sharply over the years and in the run-up to the strike, mining employers have given stark warnings of an industry on the path to ...

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

30/8/2013· 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 mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

Disclaimer. This paper is about underlying causes, social trends and possible solutions to address the causes of the mining strike wave crisis. It is an opinion piece that does not seek to detail the exact quantitative degree to which these trends have impacted on various commodity sub-sectors of the mining …

Africa | Mining & Resources News | MiningWeekly

By: Martin Creamer Updated 5 hours ago Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday welcomed the pragmatic approach taken to partially resume economic activity in South Africa…

South Africa mining strike damage is 'irreparable' - BBC News

Leaders of South Africa's platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused 'irreparable' damage and cost the sector nearly $1bn.

New measures to bring order to strikes in South Africa

In the past five years, South Africa’s mining industry has faced some of the country’s most prolonged and violent strikes over wages. For example, in the five-month strike in the platinum industry in 2014, nine people were killed.

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