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Miners on strike underground finally have food…

21 Sep 2017 ... Striking miners have finally been allowed to receive water and medication after spending several days underground in a wage protest. ... South Africa ... Union (NUM). Tebogo Kgomongwe‚ NUM Finsch Mine deputy branch secretary‚ said the legal strike is continuing until an agreement is reached.

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SAHA - South African History Archive - Early…

White workers on the mines had gone on strike a number of times, but it was only during the First World War that the Chamber of Mines decided to recognise white trade unions. In 1918, the South African Mineworkers' Union negotiated an agreement with the Chamber of Mines called the Status Quo Agreement.

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Marikana Miners Strike Stock Photos and Pictures | Getty…

Coworkers of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike sing · Miners and supporters of the Marikana mining community march near the Lonmin Platinum Mine to commiserate · Miners and supporters of the Marikana mining community attend a memorial to commiserate the one year · South...

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Notes from Marikana, South Africa: The Platinum… pdf

This note reflects on the August 2012 miners' strike at Marikana, South Africa in light of a century long history of violence associated with worker actions in that country and elsewhere in the Global South. It suggests that the breakaway union's allegedly 'illegal' strike fits within a long tradition of radical worker activism in...

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Anglo American Job Cuts Strike at Core of South…

15 Dec 2015 ... When mining giant Anglo American PLC said that it would shed more than half its global workforce in the coming years, nowhere did the news hit harder than in South Africa, the mining behemoth's ancestral home.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's…

28 May 2014 ... 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 gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year, with growth in the mining and...

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South African Platinum Miners Struggle As…

27 Jan 2017 ... Platinum miner Lonmin saw its production drop 20% for the three months ending December 2016 as the company struggles to get its miners to work.

Scandals and strikes: an uncertain future for platinum in…

12 Jan 2016 ... Mining giant Anglo American is selling some of its South African platinum mines due to their limited profitability. The South African Government has expressed increasing concern about the state of mining and the loss of thousands of jobs in the sector, so the sale will set the tone for whether or not the...

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South African coal miners strike over wages | News…

4 Oct 2015 ... Around 30000 South African coal miners have gone on strike after negotiations fell through with the industry's executives. The union representing the miners is asking for a 14 percent pay increase amounting to 64 euros.

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Platinum miners in South Africa go on…

23 Jan 2014 ... Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in South Africa on Thursday, seeking higher wages and disrupting one of the country's major industries. Protesters from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union sang and danced outside one mine shaft in Rustenburg, the centre of major...

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SA seen avoiding another crippling platinum strike |…

20 May 2016 ... The last accord was signed following a crippling five-month mine strike, the longest in South African history. What's so different this time around is the state of the industry. Prices have slumped by a third since that strike ended, forcing mining companies to cut jobs because many operations have become...

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa's…

28 May 2014 ... 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 gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.6 percent in the first three months of the year, with growth in the mining and...

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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 five 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...

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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. Nearly 100,000 black workers struck,...

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Marikana killings - Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre, which took place on 16 August 2012, was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960. The shootings have been described as a massacre in the South African media and have been compared to the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. The incident also...

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South Africa's Marikana Massacre: Prompting the…

16 Aug 2016 ... The process culminated in the longest strike in South African mining history. As one former committee member at Lonmin platinum mine put it, "This strike [2014) did not begin in January this year. It started in 2012 at the moment when our brothers were massacred by the police [on 16 August 2012]".

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Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012 | South African History…

16 Aug 2017 ... 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 strike was for a wage increase and to address the poor living and work conditions of miners and their families in Marikana. These issues were not...

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South African platinum miners strike to demand…

23 Jan 2014 ... Tens of thousands of workers at the world's top three platinum producers downed tools on Thursday to demand higher wages, halting most platinum mining operations in South Africa. The strike, which was called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, has affected operations at Anglo...

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The Role of Organized Labor - South Africa: Overcoming…

The strike in the rapidly expanding gold mining industry was precipitated by the owners' attempts to take away the privileged position of the white miners by moving many more African miners into skilled jobs. By July 5, 19,000 white workers were on strike, and many of them attacked not only police and later troops, but also...

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Thousands of South African miners stage sit-in…

12 Jan 2017 ... About 1700 miners of the Harmony Gold Mining in South Africa have staged a sit-in strike on Wednesday at 2.4 kilometers below the surface of the Kusasalethu mine in West Rand district of Gauteng prov.

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African…

11 Aug 2017 ... On 12 August 1946 African mine workers of the Witwatersrand went on strike in support of a demand for higher wages - 10 shillings a day.

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Chamber of Mines supports Cosatu strike -…

27 Sep 2017 ... The Chamber of Mines said state capture and corruption put the future of South Africans in jeopardy and also placed the mining industry at risk.

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Striking miners fired on in South Africa -…

16 Aug 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...

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'End of South Africa's platinum mine…

25 Jun 2014 ... 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. In around 20 years from now, when someone, somewhere, considers the moments that really brought long-term change to the South African...

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1 700 workers start strike 2.4km below Harmony…

1 700 workers start strike 2.4km below Harmony mine. News24. News24. Wired World; 12 Jan 2017 02:29 (South Africa). Cape Town – About 1 700 miners refused to return to the surface of Harmony Gold's [JSE:HAR] Kusasalethu mine in the West Rand on Wednesday, with the miner saying they have embarked on an...

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Counting costs of South Africa's mining strikes -…

22 Jul 2014 ... South Africa's mining strikes have hammered the economy far more than we realise, warns Luke Alers of Dreadnought Capital.

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Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy - VOA…

20 Mar 2014 ... RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — 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 prized possessions to make ends meet. In an informal bar near the platinum...

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South African platinum miners strike to demand…

23 Jan 2014 ... Tens of thousands of workers at the world's top three platinum producers downed tools on Thursday to demand higher wages, halting most platinum mining operations in South Africa. The strike, which was called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, has affected operations at Anglo...

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South African gold miners strike over 'slave…

3 Sep 2013 ... About 80,000 gold miners in South Africa walked out on strike on Tuesday night, raising fears of renewed violence in the crisis-hit industry and underlining the government's dwindling authority. President Jacob Zuma admitted that he could only plead with companies and unions to find a peaceful solution...

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South Africa coal miners to strike from…

10 Nov 2017 ... South Africa coal miners to strike from November 19 - Read this Platts coal news article here. Plus discover more coal market news, products & services.

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The Great Platinum Mine Strike is Over! | News24

24 Jun 2014 ... 5 months ago, 70 000 workers downed tools on South Africa's platinum mines. Critics considered their demand for R12 500 plus benefits to be absurd.

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike…

10 Jul 2016 ... 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 unions that represent their workers are in talks next week, trying to hammer out a deal that could avert a strike of...

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South Africa mining strike damage is…

25 Mar 2014 ... 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.

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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage…

The three companies, Impala Platinum, Amplats and Lonmin suffered a total revenue loss of about R24.1billion during the strike and a further loss of R10.6 billion in wages. 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...

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South African Coal Miners Reach Settlement to End…

20 Oct 2015 ... An agreement between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and several coal sector firms has resulted in the end of a strike involving thousands of employees which lasted over a week. Mining companies including Anglo, Glencore and Exxaro Resources Ltd. presented a revised two-year deal on Oct.

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions…

5 Dec 2007 ... South Africa's crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions.

South Africa's No. 2 Gold Miners' Union…

11 Oct 2015 ... The second-biggest union for South Africa's gold-mining industry, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, is ready to strike for higher wages, the group indicated at a mass meeting Sunday.

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Media, Race and Capital: A Decolonial Analysis of Representation…

This article explores media representation of a strike at Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana in August 2012, in which the police gunned down 34 miners. Data was collected from randomly selected articles from South African English-language print media. My main argument is that the South African print media provided...

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2014 South African platinum strike -…

On 15 November 2014 workers at South Africa's major platinum producers – Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Lonmin – went on strike demanding that wages be immediately doubled. However, after five months of striking they settled for a more modest pay increase spread over three years. It was the longest...

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