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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 miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

The miners called upon all Africans employed on the gold mines to join. The AMWU conveyed its decision from the meeting to general strike to the Chamber, making a last minute appeal for negotiations. This was ignored, and so the strike commenced on 12 August.

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Grounds for a Strike: South African Gold Mining in the 1940s

GROUNDS FOR A STRIKE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINING IN THE 1940s By Wilmot G. James University of Cape Town Introduction The strike of about eighty thousand African gold miners in August 1946 has a special and romantic place in the annals of South African history. As an event it is celebrated in the popular history, as a critical marker in the history of the miners' struggles against a labor ...

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South African gold miners ease some wage demands as strike ...

2013-09-03  The vast majority of South Africa's biggest gold mines have been severely affected by a national strike that began on Tuesday night by nearly 80,000 mine workers. Of the 23 gold mines

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South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

2013-09-03  Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.

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

2013-09-03  South African gold miners strike over 'slave wages in white man's economy' 80,000 miners walk out in industrial action that will cost country £22m a

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New strike hits South African gold mine - The Globe and Mail

2012-09-10  New strike hits South African gold mine Open this photo in gallery: Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa on Sept. 10, 2012.

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South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

2012-09-21  Workers at a South African gold mine have begun a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry. The strikers

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Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners ...

2012-09-03  The South African Police Service then fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the group, said Gold One. Gold production has been affected, but most of the 500 workers are now back at the mine.

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South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 ...

In 1941 the pay disparity between black South African mine workers and white South African workers was R70 to R848, respectively. The African Mine Workers’ Union (AMWU) formed in response to address this issue. By 1946 the 12:1 ratio of pay had not changed, as black workers were paid R87 while white workers were paid R1,106. On 4 August 1946 more than one thousand gold miners assembled

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 Encyclopedia

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, completely or partially shutting down 13 mines. Despite the fact that in 1942 the government of

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South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

2013-09-05  Over 80,000 South African gold miners launched a strike Tuesday against what union officials c all “slave wages” and employer “arrogance,” bringing one of the country’s key industries to ...

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

2013-09-03  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.

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South Africa gold mine strike over - MINING.COM

2011-08-02  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

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South Africa gold miners go on strike - BBC News

2013-09-04  South Africa gold miners go on strike Close 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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South African gold miners ease some wage demands as strike ...

2013-09-03  The vast majority of South Africa's biggest gold mines have been severely affected by a national strike that began on Tuesday night by nearly 80,000 mine workers. Of the 23 gold mines

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New strike hits South African gold mine - CNN

2012-09-10  Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job.

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Wage strike hits South Africa gold mines Business and ...

2013-09-05  A strike by tens of thousands of South African gold miners for higher pay has severely affected production in the struggling industry. Producers grouped in the Chamber of Mines

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Miners' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of ...

1987-08-16  The strike has closed more than one-third of the gold and coal mines, but some gold mines are thought to have 30-day stockpiles. Gold accounts for nearly 60

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

2013-09-03  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.

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South African gold miners ease some wage demands as strike ...

2013-09-03  The vast majority of South Africa's biggest gold mines have been severely affected by a national strike that began on Tuesday night by nearly 80,000 mine workers. Of the 23 gold mines targeted by ...

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining ...

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 during the period beginning January 2007 and December 2012, and uses the popular event study methodology developed by Ball and Brown (1968). The effect of the announcement and duration of the ...

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New strike hits South African gold mine - CNN

2012-09-10  Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job.

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Wage strike hits South Africa gold mines Business and ...

2013-09-05  A strike by tens of thousands of South African gold miners for higher pay has severely affected production in the struggling industry. Producers grouped in the Chamber of Mines

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Gold miners' strike expected to cost South Africa £22 ...

2020-07-22  AS South African gold miners nationwide walked out on Tuesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) released a statement noting the “devastating” impact the strike

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South Africa mine fires 1,400 striking workers CNN

2012-10-10  South African mining company Gold One has fired more than 1,400 miners who have been on strike for more than a week, the company announced Tuesday. The workers at the Ezulwini mine

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Benchmarks: October 11, 1899: Second Boer War begins ...

The 1886 discovery of gold on a farm in the Witwatersrand region of southern Africa drove the growth of Johannesburg, and gold mining has aided the South African economy for more than a century since. But gold, and diamonds, also fueled the Second Boer War, one of the most destructive armed conflicts in Africa’s history. The war resulted in the deaths of nearly 100,000 people, including tens ...

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South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

2007-12-05  Dec. 5, 2007. JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 4 South Africa’s crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of

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The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining ...

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 during the period beginning January 2007 and December 2012, and uses the popular event study methodology developed by Ball and Brown (1968). The effect of the announcement and duration of the ...

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Spot gold prices flat as South African mining strike looms ...

2007-06-21  The NUM counts 160,000 workers from South Africa's gold and coal mining industries as its members. South Africa remains the world's largest supplier of new gold-mine supply, according to the latest Yellow Book from Virtual Metals. But production has more than halved over the last decade due to worsening ore grades and rising production costs. The current threat of strike action could hamper ...

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New strike hits S.Africa gold mine - Expat Guide to South ...

2012-09-10  The strike at Gold Fields was the second in two weeks at the world’s fourth gold producer. “Employees of the west section of the KDC Gold Mine on the West Rand in South Africa have been engaging in an unlawful and unprotected strike since the start of the night shift” Sunday evening, Gold Fields said in a statement.

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Angry workers in underground strike at Chinese-owned South ...

2019-05-22  At Orkney, in South Africa’s North West province, gold miners are staging a sit-in strike nearly 3km underground against a wage decision made by the troubled mine

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Benchmarks: October 11, 1899: Second Boer War begins ...

The 1886 discovery of gold on a farm in the Witwatersrand region of southern Africa drove the growth of Johannesburg, and gold mining has aided the South African economy for more than a century since. But gold, and diamonds, also fueled the Second Boer War, one of the most destructive armed conflicts in Africa’s history. The war resulted in the deaths of nearly 100,000 people, including tens ...

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South African Gold Mining Strike Could Impact Prices and ...

2015-06-17  “South Africa’s importance in terms of gold has been diminishing for years, however. Last year, the country was the world’s sixth-largest gold producer with 145 tons, which equates to 4.9% of global mining production according to the WBMS. Nonetheless, a prolonged strike could have an impact on supply and prices.”

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South Africa gold mine strike - Yahoo

2013-09-04  South Africa gold mine strike epa0385Huge billboards of happy miners on the outside of the Anglo American offices in downtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 4, 2013. Anglo American along with other mining houses are effected by a nation wide gold miners strike that sees some 80 000 miners downing tools. Negociations continue between the Nation Union of Mine

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South Africa mine fires 1,400 striking workers CNN

2012-10-10  South African mining company Gold One has fired more than 1,400 miners who have been on strike for more than a week, the company announced Tuesday. The workers at the Ezulwini mine

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Five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines has...

2019-04-17  The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines, the biggest remaining mines in the country, was meant to solidify its place in the industry in ...

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies - South African news ...

2012-10-18  With 24,000 workers away, none of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s six mines are operating. The strikes have been going for almost a month, costing the company 30,000 ounces of gold weekly. Gold

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