mining strike in south africa

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 ...

Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy

 · Mining strike hits SA macro and micro economy. Ed Stoddard. 20 Mar 2014. As South Africa''s biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and ...

South African miners to strike | Reuters

 · Mines in South Africa, the world''s top producer of precious metals, will fall silent at midnight on Monday due to a national protest against mine deaths, with warnings of further action if ...

Mining strike seen slamming South Africa''s Q1 growth ...

When South Africa''s GDP growth numbers for the first quarter are announced at the end of the month, the destructive impact of the country''s longest-running mining strike on the national ...

South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

 · 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 …

South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''

 · South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''. Leaders of South Africa''s platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has …

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

 · The world''s biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that was scheduled to start Thursday night.

The 1987 mineworkers strike

 · The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indicated that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike ...

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52 Keywords: Platinum mining strike, computable general equilibrium, UPGEM 1 Introduction The labour strike in South Africa''s platinum sector that started on 23 January 2014 became the country''s largest and most expensive in history ...

MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO WAGE GAIN …

 · The strike, although ostensibly over wages and working conditions, was widely seen as the beginning of a battle for South Africa''s wealth between powerful white mineowners and black miners.

South Africa miners union strike takes off | Reuters

 · South Africa''s biggest miners'' union launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country''s mines, disrupting operations across the world''s top producer of ...

South Africa''s Mining Strike Ends. What Now? – The Short ...

 · The fractious five-month strike that shuttered South Africa''s platinum and palladium mining industry is over. Prices have yet to feel the full effects, and political tensions in other producing ...

Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

 · South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''. Leaders of South Africa''s platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has …

30,000 coal miners go on strike in South Africa

 · The strike is expected to worsen, and comes at a time when South Africa is facing a severe shortage of electricity. The country meets approximately 77% of its energy needs from coal. South Africa consumes almost three quarters of the 255 million tonnes of coal produced domestically.

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 Sibanye-Stillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals Council South Africa said on Friday. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike at Sibanye''s bullion operations

South Africa''s Strike Wave Hits Whole Mining Sector ...

 · The strike wave that began at the Marikana mine is now engulfing South Africa''s platinum, gold and coal mining industries as well as the transport sectors

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 Sibanye-Stillwater who on strike over wages and job cuts, Minerals Council South Africa said on Friday. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been on strike …

Strike hits South African mining industry | World news ...

 · Strike hits South African mining industry This article is more than 11 years old. Anil Dawar and agencies. Wed 6 Aug 2008 07.24 EDT First published on Wed 6 Aug 2008 07.24 EDT.

Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

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.

Numsa members down tools at Reagetswe Mining over union ...

 · Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( Numsa ) are on strike, to force their employer, Reagetswe Mining Services, which is contracted to Impala Platinum mine at Rustenburg in the North West, to recognise their union.. Reagetswe Mining Services, has allegedly refused to deduct union affiliation fees and pay them to Numsa, as per the wish of the majority of the …

The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

 · The hard truth of South Africa''s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of ...

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

 · Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy. A wave of violent, wildcat strikes that erupted periodically in 2012 rooted in a turf war between AMCU and the National Union of Mineworkers, cost platinum and gold producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP). Mining ...

South African miners agree wage deal to end strike

 · Union leaders have signed a wage deal with South Africa''s biggest platinum mining companies, ending the nation''s longest-running strike. The …

South African coal miners go on strike – Workers World

 · This strike was organized by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a key affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which is an ally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. NUM has blamed the mining firm bosses for the failure to reach an agreement acceptable to their rank and file.

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.

Miners beg union to end South Africa''s longest strike

 · By Zandi Shabalala RUSTENBURG South Africa (Reuters) - Workers and shop-stewards from South Africa''s AMCU mining union begged leader Joseph Mathunjwa to sign a wage deal with three major platinum firms on Thursday at a mass rally crowning five months of crippling protest. As the longest strike in the 130-year history of South Africa''s mines showed its first signs of breaking, …

Striking miners fired on in South Africa

 · 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 You...

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

 · South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms -Minerals Council By Reuters - 22 February 2019 - 15:48 The 15 mining firms will take …

Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

Introduction: Background to the Strike. The formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 was a development that had vastly different consequences for the various groups in the four former colonies. The union was a victory for the British – especially for the ''uitlanders'' (foreigners) and mining magnates – who wanted to unite the country; but it was a defeat for Afrikaners such as ...

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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 5 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 shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

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

 · 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 ...