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Strikes Affect Gold & Platinum Production - MiningFeeds

Sep 27, 2012· A six-week strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine northwest of Johannesburg turned deadly this month. Bloomberg News reports that 39% of gold mining output in South Africa – the world's former #1 producer – has been closed after fresh wildcat strikes hit gold majors AngloGold (Stock Profile – NYSE:AZ & ASX:AGG) and Gold Fields (Stock Profile – NYSE:GFI).

South Deep Gold Mine, Gauteng Province, South Africa

The South Deep gold mine, located in Gauteng Province of South Africa, is one of the world's biggest gold mines. It is also the seventh deepest mine in the world with a depth of 2,995m below the surface. It has a mine life of 75 years. The underground gold mine also has a large resource base of uranium.

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

Sep 10, 2012· 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 ...

South African mining strike spreads - MarketWatch

Sep 10, 2012· South Africa's mining sector is reeling from a series of strikes over the past month that have resulted in 44 deaths at Lonmin alone and has hit production of metals such as gold and platinum.

SOUTH AFRICAN MINE STRIKE FALTERS; BLACK UNION …

Sep 03, 1985· Cyril Ramaphosa, general secretary of the National Union of Mine Workers, South Africa's most powerful black labor group, said 28,000 workers were on strike by early this evening - 6,000 at mines ...

Witwatersrand Gold Rush | The Famous South African Gold Mine

The Famous South African Gold Mine. ... local village of Ferreira's Camp to transform into the Ferreira Township as miners settled in the region hoping to strike gold. Within ten years, the town became the largest in South Africa, growing to be larger than Cape Town, which had been the largest city for over 200 years. ...

South African Mining – History's Shadow

South African gold miners will begin a mass strike on Tuesday after rejecting government offers of a 6% wage increase. Demanding an extortionate 60% pay rise, members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are set to cause huge disruption to one of South Africa's most important industries.

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Gold miners downed tools after wage negotiations failed and over 100,000 miners went on strike 2011 South Africa's mining industry is largest contributor to economic transformation through widespread black economic empowerment transactions 2016 Fatalities in the industry fall to …

Chinese firm caves in to workers' demands after five-day ...

May 23, 2019· Sixty-nine South African gold-miners who spent five days deep underground in Orkney, northwest of Johannesburg, engaged in a sit-in over the refusal by the mine's Chinese owners to meet their ...

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

Aug 16, 1987· The Chamber of Mines, an employer trade association, said that 220,000 to 230,000 black miners were on strike and that production had been ''significantly affected'' at 33 of the group's 99 mines.

SA gold miners face repeat of brutal 2014 platinum strike ...

May 13, 2015· The platinum strike was ended after five months and 1.3 million ounces lost – about a third of global output. Now AMCU is bringing its wage demands to South Africa's gold sector, again asking ...

South Africa's No. 2 Gold Miners' Union Plans Strike ...

Oct 11, 2015· The second-biggest union for South Africa's gold-mining industry, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, is ready to strike for higher wages, the group indicated at a mass ...

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

Sep 03, 2012· 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.

The 1913 Mineworkers' Strike | South African History Online

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 ...

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

Sep 05, 2013· 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 said output at 16 ...

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

Sep 03, 2013· 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 ...

South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

Sep 05, 2013· 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 ...

The 1987 mineworkers strike - Mining Weekly

Sep 27, 2013· On Monday August 10, the first official day of the industrial action, an estimated 340 000 people came out on strike, which represented more than 70% of all black coal and gold miners. As had been ...

National miners strike in South Africa - World Socialist ...

Dec 07, 2007· 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.

South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry ...

Mar 15, 2019· South Africa's labor court has rejected a request by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to hold an industry-wide strike covering the …

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.

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia.com

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.

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 …

South Africa gold miners go on strike - BBC News

Sep 04, 2013· 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. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is ...

South African Gold Mine Strike

Grounds For A Strike South African Gold Mining In The. 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.

South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

Sep 21, 2012· South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo. 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 at the ...

Gold Fields to restart South African gold production as ...

Dec 13, 2018· Workers will return to Gold Fields' sole South African mine on Thursday after a six-week strike was called off by the country's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), with production likely to ...

South Africa gold miners prepare to strike | Business and ...

Aug 31, 2013· South Africa's gold mineworkers have announced they will embark on a sector-wide strike after the collapse of wage talks, prompting fears of more turbulence ahead for Africa's largest economy.

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

On the day of the strike about 60,000 miners walked off their job in the Witwatershed mine. The mass media reported on the decision of the AMWU to strike; the Rand Daily Mail portrayed the strike as a "complete failure" even before it had begun. The Guardian, a progressive South …

Strike Risk Rises as Union Snubs South Africa Gold Pay ...

Oct 02, 2015· The risk of a strike by workers at South African gold mines increased after the second-biggest union in the industry rejected a pay offer even as the largest accepted it.

South Africa Mines: Latest News, Photos, Videos on South ...

Jun 08, 2019· More than 100 people were unaccounted for after a gold mine in Mpumalanga province in northeastern South Africa caved in, a union official said today, while emergency services said 49 miners had ...

Gold Mine Strike: Latest News, Photos, Videos on Gold Mine ...

Jan 06, 2019· South African miner Gold Fields on Tuesday fired 8,500 workers who refused to halt an illegal stoppage at its KDC East mine, a spokesman said. South Africa Lonmin miners end strike, accept pay raise

Rand Rebellion - Wikipedia

The Rand Rebellion (Afrikaans: Rand-rebellie; also known as the 1922 strike) was an armed uprising of white miners in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa, in March 1922. Jimmy Green, a prominent politician in the Labour Party, was one of the leaders of the strike.. Following a drop in the world price of gold from 130 shillings (£6 10s) per fine troy ounce in 1919 to 95s/oz (£4 15s) in ...