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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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South African gold miners strike over 'slave wages in ...

About 80,000 gold miners in South Africa walked out on strike on Tuesday night, raising fears of renewed violence in the crisishit industry and underlining the government's dwindling authority.

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South African Gold Miners Strike Ended YouTube

Sep 08, 2013· However, mining is still the most important sector in South Africa's economy. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) represents about 64% of South Africa's 120,000 gold miners.

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South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry ...

11 days ago· South Africa's labor court has rejected a request by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to hold an industrywide strike …

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At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at SibanyeStillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals Council South Africa said on Friday.

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike |

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 firms that mine the precious metal and the labour ...

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Paper Market Fuse Lit?🔥 Platinum/Palladium Miners To ...

News out of South Africa indicates the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will go on strike next week at SibanyeStillwater‘s platinum operations. Sibanye is a top global producer of platinum, palladium, and gold.

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Gold markets: Palladium, South African mining, dollar in focus

At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held this week in support of colleagues at SibanyeStillwater who downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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History of South Africa's Cheap Labour Economy: The 1946 ...

Dr. Xuma quoted in Monty Naicker, “The African Miners Strike of 1946.” 6. The Bench Marks Foundation, “Communities in the Platinum Minefields,” 2012. 7. The Bench Marks Foundation, “Communities in the Platinum Minefields,” 2012. 8. Charles Feinstein, An Economic History of South Africa, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ...

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS] By Mike Obel MikeObel 10/21/11 AT 1:53 PM. This is the largest gold mine in the world and the third largest copper mine in the world. Owned ...

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At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at SibanyeStillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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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 BBC News

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

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South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms ...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at SibanyeStillwater who downed tools over wages ...

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 |

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellion—sometimes known as the Rand Revolt—that pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.

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South African court blocks union bid for industrywide ...

The Johannesburg Labor Court in South Africa has rejected a request by the AMCU platinum and gold sector union to hold an industrywide strike, miners Anglogold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), Anglo American Plati

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa YouTube

Aug 16, 2012· 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 YouTube ...

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Talks to end South African miners' strike collapse Expat ...

Mar 05, 2014· Home News Talks to end South African miners’ strike collapse. Talks to end South African miners’ strike collapse. Published on March 05, 2014. Share. Talks aimed at ending a crippling sixweeklong platinum miners' strike in South Africa fell apart on Wednesday after producers rejected a revised wage demand.

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South Africa deputy president to meet mining firms, unions ...

The biggest mining strike in South Africa since apartheid ended two decades ago is hitting economic growth, making it an unwelcome distraction for President Jacob Zuma and his ruling ANC party as general elections loom on May 7.

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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 SibanyeStillwater who downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

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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.

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Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 28, 2019· The strike “cannot start until there is a judgment,” said AMCU spokesman Manzini Zungu. A South African labor court reserved judgment late on Wednesday over the interdict.

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

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 22 (Reuters) At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at SibanyeStillwater who downed tools over ...

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

Analysis: This is the first significant action taken by a nonANC force in which black South Africans were in the van that led to very real change, says Stephen Grootes

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Channeling Thatcher: South Africa’s President Takes On Its ...

Mar 18, 2019· In 1987, an antiapartheid firebrand named Cyril Ramaphosa led South Africa’s biggestever mining strike. Some 300,000 miners—from a union Ramaphosa himself had founded—walked off the job ...

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Strike action in South Africa: Are we losing control? UASA

Background to the current strikes: Going back into South Africa history it does seem that the duration of the current platinum strike is the longest. The biggest private sector strike according to academics was the 1987 miners’ strike; but the current strike at the three platinum miners is certainly far longer.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 |

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.

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South African Police Fire on Striking Miners The New ...

Aug 17, 2012· A version of this article appears in print on August 17, 2012, on Page A8 of the New York edition with the headline: Strike by Armed Miners in South Africa Provokes a Fatal Police Response.

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Mining Strikes In South Africa

Deep trouble South African mining is in crisis economist. Whereas South Africa's firstever mining charter, introduced in 2004 and revised six years later, was the product of extensive talks with the industry, the new rules were simply handed down.

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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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Why South Africa's Mining Strikes Are Symptoms Of A Much ...

Miners Strike outside the Lonmin platinum minus on Sep. 10 AP Photo/Themba Hadebe. The deadliest protests South Africa has seen since the end of the apartheid era have continued to spread across the country today.. One of South Africa's largest platinum producers, Lonmin PLC, reported this morning that only three percent of miners showed up to work, on average, across all shafts this morning.

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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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Coal miners wage strike looming | eNCA

Coal miners wage strike looming Thursday 9 November 2017 2:24pm File: NUM president Joseph Montisetsi has accused the government of using independent power producers to collapse Eskom.

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