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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.

Some of the longest strikes in SA | eNCA


May 14, 2018· JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is used to workers downing tools and taking industrial action. Strikes are normal in a democracy but they can be economically consequential, especially if …

Rand Rebellion - Wikipedia


The Rand Rebellion (Afrikaans: Rand-rebellie; also known as the 1922 strike) was an armed uprising of white miners in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa, in March 1922. Jimmy Green, a prominent politician in the Labour Party, was one of the leaders of the strike.

South African police shoot dead striking miners | World ...


Aug 17, 2012· South African police shoot dead striking miners ... More than 30 people killed at Lonmin platinum mine where strike over pay has escalated into alleged turf war between unions ... South African ...

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


Dec 24, 2018· The strike was supported by South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, the Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa, the Transport and Omnibus Workers Union, the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa and the Tirisano Transport and Services Workers Union. ... The 45-day strike at the firm's South Deep mine saw the gold ...

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.

National Union of Mineworkers (South Africa) - Wikipedia


The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union in South Africa.With a membership of 300,000 it is the largest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions.It was founded in 1982 as a black mine workers union by Cyril Ramaphosa and grew rapidly, winning bargaining recognition from the Chamber of Mines in 1983.: 51

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.

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


Mar 15, 2019· South Africa's labor court has rejected a request by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to hold an industry-wide strike …

South Africa miner's strike - YouTube


May 15, 2013· Traditionally miners's strikes in the country are very violent and tensions are currently running high over job cuts and wage talks. The situation is complicated as the two main miner's unions are ...

Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns ...


Nov 22, 2018· South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE:SGL) (NYSE:SBGL) has halted all its gold mining operations in the country after violence broke out overnight during a strike …

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia.com


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 Police Fire on Striking Miners - The New ...


Aug 17, 2012· MARIKANA, South Africa — The police fired on machete-wielding workers engaged in a wildcat strike at a platinum mine here on Thursday, leaving a field strewed with bodies and a …

Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike - BBC ...


Impact of S Africa mine strike Jump to media player The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay - Lerato Mbele reports.

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.

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

1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online


The African miners' strike was one of those historic events that, in a flash of illumination, educate a nation, reveal what has been hidden and destroy lies and illusions. The strike transformed African politics overnight. It spelt the end of the compromising, concession-begging tendencies that dominated African politics.

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 ...

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com


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.

National miners strike in South Africa - World Socialist ...


Dec 07, 2007· 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 ...

Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012 | South African History ...


Aug 16, 2012· On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service (SAPS) opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana, in the North West Province. The police killed 34 mineworkers, and left 78 seriously injured. Following the open fire assault - 250 of the miners were arrested.

Striking miners fired on in South Africa - YouTube


Aug 17, 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 Yo...

Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader ...


May 19, 2015· The long read: In 2012 a strike at the Marikana mine in South Africa ended in the killing of 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one man emerged who tried to lead the men to a …

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


Jun 25, 2014· Platinum mineworkers returning to work in Marikana this morning after the resolution of a five-month strike. Photograph: Denis Farrell/AP After five months, South Africa's platinum miners strike ...


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