causes of strikes in the mining industry of south africa

  • Job losses in mining close to 50,000 mark

    Job losses in mining close to 50,000 mark. The mining industry shed almost 50,000 jobs from 2012 to 2015, most of which were in the gold and platinum sectors, StatisticsSA said in the Mining

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  • South Africa: Mining Strikes

    Mar 05, 2014But economists are concerned that continued strikes in major mining companies could damage the South African economy and hold back growth and employment.

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  • Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy

    Mar 20, 2014The strike has hit about 40 percent of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

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  • Impacts of recurring mining strikes on South Africa's

    May 18, 2013South Africa's rand, tumbled to a four-year low against the dollar on Thursday over fears of a strike at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). The currency fell as low as 9.4334, its lowest since

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  • mining strike in south africa

    South African gold miners go on strike BBC News (99+ customer review) 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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  • Mining strikes: The costs to SA's economy

    Mar 05, 2014With South Africa's economy built on gold and diamond mining, the sector is also an important foreign exchange earner. But economists are concerned that continued strikes in major mining companies could damage the South African economy and hold back growth and employment.

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  • Risky business: Anglo American's South African struggle

    Nov 27, 2012Risky business: Anglo American's South African struggle Share Production at South Africa's mines has suffered numerous setbacks, including strikes and a decline in the operating environment, causing a major headache for Anglo American, one of the world's biggest producers.

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  • THE CAUSES OF MINERAL REVOLUTIONAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Sep 24, 2014The above mention causes were the major responsible for the economic and social change which took place in south Africa which resulted to industrialization, urbanization which resulted to the formation of new political structure and growing of proletanisation which ensured constant labour supply, employment in mining sector, labourers in the industrial areas and urban services.

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  • The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

    Understanding the characteristics of the metal ores mining industry is important for understanding the economy-wide impact of the strike. The platinum group metals industry is South Africa's second largest export earner behind gold and contributes just over 2% to the country's GDP.

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  • South African Labor Unrest in Mining Deepens

    Sep 13, 2012In South Africa, Labor Unrest in Mining Deepens. Unrest has rippled across the gold- and platinum-producing regions that surround Johannesburg since the police killed 34 miners at a platinum mine last month in Marikana, 80 miles northwest of here, in an effort to halt a violent, illegal strike by workers demanding that their wages be raised.

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  • Economic effects of load

    Economic effects of load-shedding hit home. Severe stress Turning to agriculture, Montalto said the shock to the sector was particularly large because the drought in some areas of the country had spilt over from the first quarter, with the intensifying impact of a second quarter of poor harvests. The mining industry reflected severe stress,

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  • Future Journalists Programme: The effect of strikes in the

    Even though South Africa has been emancipated from the apartheid regime, it still faces massive socio-economic ills. These factors have evoked uprisings in several sectors in the labour industry. In the past months a number of strikes have plagued the country and caused a decline in the rand.

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  • causes of strikes in the mining industry of south africa

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of . Ever since the Kimberley diamond strike of 1868, South Africa has been a world leader in diamond production. Falls of ground dominated the causes at 72, machinery, transportation and mining accidents caused 70 and the

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  • Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

    The trends and principal causes of occupational fatalities and disasters (defined as six or more fatalities in one incident ) in the South African mining industry are analysed. A miner who spends twenty years working underground faces a one in thirty chance of dying in an occupational acci- dent.

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  • mining on News24

    mining articles on News24. Government has given Australian-owned Tormin mine the go-ahead to vastly expand its current extraction of mineral sands on ten additional West Coast beaches and on an inland strip of old beach adjoining the existing mine near Lutzville.

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  • causes of strikes in the mining industry of south africa

    Mining in South Africa has always been an enclave industry, albeit with substantial impact on the rest of the economy. In the main, minerals have been extracted from deep levels, subjected to some basic processing and then exported as ores without a great deal of beneficiation or fabrication.

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  • South Africa Rating Cut by SP on Mining Industry Strikes

    Oct 12, 2012South Africa's sovereign rating was cut one level by Standard Poor's, which cited concern that a wave of strikes in the mining industry is causing political and social unrest and placing

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  • South Africa's Strike Data Revisited

    Apr 02, 2014Authors. Among a sample of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies (excluding China due to lack of data), South Africa ranks just third in terms of " depth of strike" activity. South Africa only lost an average of 3.7 percent of work days per striker during this period.

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  • The Effects of Mining in Africa

    Negative Effects of Mining in Africa on the Environment. To establish a mine vegetation is cleared. This causes deforestation, and a loss of biodiversity which has an impact on locals. Another largely ungoverned environmental concern is the pollution caused

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  • Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy

    Jul 18, 2014Mining production output slumped 24,7%, the biggest quarterly drop since the second quarter of 1967. The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and about 40% of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.

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  • Swot analysis of the construction sector in South Africa

    Swot analysis of the construction sector in South Africa. An all-inclusive view on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats you can expect when venturing into the South African construction sector. Use this guide to help you gain a firmer grasp on what it will take to succeed in the construction business; in 2016 and beyond.

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  • The impact of violence and intimidation on strike actions

    It is hypothesised in this study that the fear of intimidation and violence resulted in change. of union affiliation resulting in the ability of new union to activate one of

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  • Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922

    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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  • 5 reasons why we need the right to strike

    Here are five key reasons why we need the right to strike: Striking is a last resort but sometimes the only tool for workers to protect themselves. To avoid being at the complete mercy of employers. To give more of a balance between worker and employer power.

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  • The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South

    strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted ve months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were partic-ularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long

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  • A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

    Apr 14, 2014A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery or any number of other mineral strikes around the world, in South Africa, by virtue of the combination of the country's increasingly

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  • Job losses in mining close to 50,000 mark

    Job losses in mining close to 50,000 mark. The mining industry shed almost 50,000 jobs from 2012 to 2015, most of which were in the gold and platinum sectors, StatisticsSA said in the Mining

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  • Economically justifying the limitation of the right to

    to strike and picket is harming the mining sector and destabilising the South African economy. The study also aims to show that such violence and destruction of property during strikes and pickets is unlawful. This dissertation will attempt to identify the issues that result

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  • On Strikes and Violence in South Africa :: SACSIS.za

    Jul 08, 2014The South African Civil Society Information Service. The current strike in the metal and engineering sector is being driven by the most organised and disciplined trade union in the country, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), but still there are reports of unruly marches and non-striking workers being intimidated.

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  • Self

    Nov 15, 2012Two interesting new articles on the self-organised wave of strikes in South Africa that has now spread from the mines to the farms (self-organised militancy began in the shack settlements in 2004). With militant mass strikes organised outside of the unions many sense that new political possibilities are in the air.

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