Marikana: Cause and Effects | War Resisters'' International

Mining is an important sector in the South African economy. It had been reported that in 2012 it brought in $21bn, or 5.5% of GDP and 38% of all South African exports. An internal memorandum from Lonmin officials shows that in July the company knew it was paying its rock drill operators less than other companies.

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

2013-9-4 · The dispute over pay comes a year after 46 people died during unrest in the platinum belt and amid signs that the century-old mining industry model is broken. For years South Africa was the world ...

South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''

2014-3-25 · South Africa mining strike damage is ''irreparable''. Leaders of South Africa''s platinum mines have said the nine-week long strike by workers has caused ''irreparable'' damage and has cost the sector ...

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in ...

2014-10-24 · 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. Additionally, labour costs in the mining sector account for 45% to 50% of total cost, while the global average was 30 to 40% of total cost, with employee ...

Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia

2014-1-21 · Mining strikes coming to S. Africa may cause permanent damage to industry. ... "The influence of AMCU within the South African mining sector …

Scandals and strikes: an uncertain ...

2016-1-12 · There are three major platinum mining companies in South Africa: Anglo American, Lonmin plc and Impala Platinum, and they have all fallen on hard times because of strikes, low demand and dwindling profitability. "At current …

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

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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE LAW ON STRIKES IN …

2020-7-28 · laws in South Africa. 1.2 Problem statement . There is nothing wrong with embarking on a strike. In fact, the right to strike is granted by both the Constitution and the LRA. However, what is of great concern is the relationship that exists between strikes and the collective violence that has increasingly accompanied strikes over the years.

THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENT STRIKES ON THE ECONOMY …

2021-1-14 · seems to have shattered-down the aspirations of a better South Africa. South Africa recorded 114 strikes in 2013 and 88 strikes in 2014, which cost the country about R6.1 billion according to the Department of Labour.6 The impact of these strikes has been hugely felt by the mining sector, particularly the platinum industry.

Mining in Africa

2021-4-23 · v The Africa Development Forum Series was created in 2009 to focus on issues of significant relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa''s social and economic develop-ment. Its aim is both to record the state of the art on a specific topic and to

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

2021-3-26 · The recent spate of strikes in the mining sector in South Africa has created a perceived nervousness amongst shareholders. 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

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sector''s GDPin 1998.

Miners'' strikes add to fears of South African economic ...

2012-9-26 · It did so after complaints about the impact of the recent strikes in the mining industry on an economy showing signs of stagnation. In an address to the Congress of South African Trade Unions ...

The Politics of Workers Control in South Africa''s …

2021-8-23 · South African Platinum Mining Industry in Perspective 4. Chapter 4 Marikana and the 2012 strike wave ... in September. At the heart ofthe strikes was the demand for a ''living wage''-a clarion call that would be taken up by workers at other platinum mines, the gold, coal, transport and ... The chapter maintains that one of the major causes of the ...

STRIKES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS | South African …

Leon Levy, past President of SACTU, likened strikes by Black workers in South Africa to ''small scale civil wars'' with ''lorry-loads of police, armed with batons, sten-guns and tear-gas bombs'', where ''great pick-up vans arrive and all the strikers are arrested '' All strikes supported by SACTU whether for higher wages and improved working ...

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

2008-8-6 · The South African mining industry came to a virtual halt today as trade unions called one of the largest strikes of the post-apartheid era. The Congress of …

causes of strikes in the mining industry of south africa

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A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in ...

Problems in the mining industry in South africa

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two …

South Africa: SA''s Deadliest Mine Accidents in Numbers ...

2021-12-13 · Collapses, explosions and strikes have caused the worst mining disasters over the years. From Coalbrook mine to Marikana, MBALI ZWANE lists the deadliest mine accidents in South African history.

Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines ...

1991-11-1 · Leger, J.-P., 1991. Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines. Safety Science, 14: 169–185.. The trends and principal causes of occupational fatalities and disasters (defined as six or more fatalities in one incident) in the …

A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

2014-4-14 · A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery. Mining and migration have gone hand in hand since the Neolithic era, but the special impact of industrial strength mining and Apartheid brought ...

Strike action slows mining production | Statistics South ...

2014-7-10 · Strike action slows mining production. Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) (-48,5%), ''other'' non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11,7%). The main contributor to the 6,5% decrease was PGMs (contributing -10,4 ...

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

2021-7-30 · The recent spate of strikes in the mining sector in South Africa has created a perceived nervousness amongst shareholders. 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

Why South Africa''s Mining Strikes Are Symptoms of a …

2012-9-11 · Why South Africa''s Mining Strikes Are Symptoms Of A Much Bigger Problem ... To better the understand causes of the strikes and their ... Thus far it has not affected the stock market nor the ...

Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy

2014-3-20 · Mining Strike Impacts South African Economy. RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — As South Africa''s biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and ...

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

2014-7-18 · 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 …

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

2007-12-7 · South African mines are amongst the deepest and most labour-intensive in the world. Amongst the minerals mined are precious metals such as gold and platinum, of which South Africa is a major producer.

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