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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.

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South African gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Sep 03, 2013· 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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1946 African Mine Workers' Union strike - Infogalactic ...

The 1946 African miners strike signified a shift in public conscience, and was widely considered the beginning of what would later become the anti-apartheid movement. This strike, " was led by the African Mine Workers Union, whose president, J.B. Marks, was also a leader in the South African Communist Party." (Workers World newspaper, Aug. 29 ...

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Significant mine strikes history in South African history

Mar 13, 2014· There have been 6 significant and controversial mine strikes that have taken place in South African history, they are; 1946 – This strike was called " The African Mine Workers Strike" and lasted for over a week. In this instance workers asked for a wage increase and an estimate of 9 people were killed, with atleast 1200 being injured.

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Mining strikes: The costs to SA's economy | SAnews

Mar 05, 2014· South Africa is a world leader in mining, and mining remains the back bone of the country's economy. It has been so since the precious metal was discovered in Johannesburg around 1887. The country's huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy, accounting for nearly half of the country's merchandise exports, including ...

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Prospecting for solutions: The challenges of South Africa ...

The history and economics of mining and minerals in South Africa. Mining in South Africa dates back thousands of years as the gold trade created a link to the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. (13) However, it was not until the mid-nineteenth century, with the arrival of the British, that the serious exploitation of valuable gold resources began.

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The South African Miners Strike of 1946

- Sol Plaatjies, first Secretary of the African National Congress of South Africa describing the lives of Black miners in 1914. Introduction Thirty years ago, on 12 August 1946, the African mine workers of the Witwatersrand came out on strike in support of a demand for higher wages - 10 Shillings a day.

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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 ...

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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 …

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

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 recent days we have seen extraordinary increase in illegal strikes in addition to legal strikes (Gold Fields Limited, 2012).

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The 1946 African mine workers' strike and the political ...

Mar 25, 2008· (1975). The 1946 African mine workers' strike and the political economy of South Africa. The Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics: Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 146-173.

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

1946 African Mineworkers Strike. ... 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. They continued the strike for a week in the face of the most savage police terror, in which officially 1,248 workers were wounded and a very large number - officially only ...

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More State-owned mines as Anglo withdraws from SA ...

From reading this analysis of the complications involved in Anglo's proposed 'divorce" with most of its South African mining operations (read sale of), it soon becomes clear that some deep breathing and patience is required of both government and Anglo executives. The State-controlled Public Investment Corporation, PIC, now has a 13.4% stake in Anglo and its ultimate aim is to make Anglo ...

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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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mine strike in 1946 in south africa - shibang-china.com

The great South African mine strike of 1946. The time was half a century ago. The place was the gold-laden mines in South Africa. The event would become known as the "great mine workers' strike of 1946."

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South Africa gold miners go on strike - BBC News

SA gold miners go on strike Jump to media player 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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Echoes of the past: Marikana, cheap labour and the 1946 ...

Aug 21, 2012· Sordid deals between Portuguese East Africa and Apartheid South Africa ensured forced labour to be recruited for the mines and by 1929 there were 115,000 Mozambicans working underground. "It has been said," wrote First in her study of migrant Mozambican miners, "that the wealth of Reef gold mines lies not in the richness of the strike but in ...

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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.

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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 …

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

Jul 18, 2014· Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014, reports Statistics SA. The crippling strike action that began on 23 January in the platinum sector has had a negative impact on total mining production. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for PGMs (-48,5%), other non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11 ...

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South Africa - World War II | Britannica

South Africa - South Africa - World War II: When Britain declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, the United Party split. Hertzog wanted South Africa to remain neutral, but Smuts opted for joining the British war effort. Smuts's faction narrowly won the crucial parliamentary debate, and Hertzog and his followers left the party, many rejoining the National Party faction Malan had ...

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Echoes of the past: Marikana, cheap labour and the 1946 ...

By Chris Webb. This article was first published on libcom.org.. On August 4, 1946 over one thousand miners assembled in Market Square in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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.

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South African Communist Party - Wikipedia

History. The Communist Party of South Africa was founded in 1921 by the joining together of the International Socialist League and others under the leadership of Willam H. Andrews.It first came to prominence during the Rand Revolt, a strike by white miners in 1922.The large mining concerns, facing labour shortages and wage pressures, had announced their intention of engaging blacks in semi ...

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

Aug 21, 2012· On August 4, 1946 over one thousand miners assembled in Market Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. No hall in the town was big enough to hold them, and no one would have rented one to them anyway. The miners were members of the African Mine Worker's Union (AMWU), a non-European union which was formed five […]

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Major strikes planned for South Africa - BusinessTech

Sep 27, 2019· South African Airways pilots. The South African Pilots Association said on Thursday (26 September) that a majority of its members are in favour of going on strike to force change within the ...

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Miners' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of Resistance

Aug 16, 1987· THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300,000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa. The strike …

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South Africa girding for another platinum strike - MINING.COM

Jul 10, 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 …

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