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Mining | Fin24

Mining Investors need security, says Anglo CEO Oct 02 2019 12:32. South African mining executives, investors and officials have gathered in the nation's economic hub for the Joburg Indaba conference to discuss the industry's investment prospects after years of regulatory uncertainty.

Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader ...

May 19, 2015· The long read: In 2012 a strike at the Marikana mine in South Africa ended in the killing of 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one man emerged who tried to lead the men to a …

'End of South Africa's platinum mine strike signals end of ...

Jun 25, 2014· After five months, South Africa's platinum miners strike has ended with a deal that will see the lowest paid workers receiving increases of R1,000 (£55) a month.

Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

In 2014, platinum industry workers went on a strike that lasted five months. It was the longest strike in the history of South African mining. In 2019, a high court in Johannesburg approved the historic compensation deal for the miners who contracted the fatal silicosis disease when they worked in …

South African police shoot dead striking miners | World ...

Aug 17, 2012· More than 30 people killed at Lonmin platinum mine where strike over pay has escalated into alleged turf war between unions. ... Striking South African miners face ultimatum from company.

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 …

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 27, 2019· 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.

Mining Companies in South Africa - Projects IQ

A comprehensive list of South African mines exclusively from Africa Mining IQ, the continent's largest online mining database. Some of the largest mining companies in South Africa have head offices in Gauteng and Johannesburg.. De Beers Consolidated Mines and the Anglo American Group are only two of the mining companies which, together with other mining companies in South Africa, generate 10 ...

Illegal Mining and the Role of "Zama Zamas" in South ...

Aug 16, 2016· Illegal Mining and the Role of "Zama Zamas" in South Africa. ... Nathan Birhanu is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies …

Deep trouble South African mining is in crisis - economist.com

A new mining charter introduced last month by South Africa's mining minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, would force companies to ensure that at least 30% of their shares are in black hands, up from the ...

A year in strikes: Mines hobbled, buses grind to a halt ...

Dec 24, 2018· South Deep is the world's second largest gold-bearing ore mine, but has been unprofitable for a decade, due to deep deposits and rising costs.The strike which began on November 2 ended on December 13. The mining house reached a settlement with the workers, with retrenchments going ahead as planned. Sibanye-Stillwater

Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy - CNBC

May 28, 2014· Months of mining strikes in South Africa pushed its economy into contraction in the first quarter of this year, and with no resolution in sight, the outlook remains bleak. South Africa's real ...

Some of the longest strikes in SA | eNCA

May 14, 2018· JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is used to workers downing tools and taking industrial action. Strikes are normal in a democracy but they can be economically consequential, especially if …

MiningWeekly.com | Breaking News | Real-Time Mining News

By: Tracy Hancock 18th October 2019 The absence of new mining projects, owing to limited exploration, continues to weigh on the future sustainability of South Africa's once thriving mining ...

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.

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 downed tools over wages and job cuts, Minerals ...

Striking miners fired on in South Africa - YouTube

Aug 17, 2012· 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 Yo...

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 ...

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com

Miners Strikes Shake Neo-Apartheid South Africa. Presentation to SYC Forum (Young Spartacus pages)We are pleased to publish an edited presentation given by comrade Jon Brule, member of the International Executive Committee of the International Communist League, to a Spartacus Youth Club forum held at City College of New York on November 27.

South Africa: Mining Strikes - the Costs to SA's Economy ...

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 ...

2014 South African platinum strike - Wikipedia

The GDP of South Africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production (25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike) in 50 years. It was the first contraction since 2009. Fitch Ratings downgraded its outlook on South Africa to "negative" from "stable".

UPDATE 1-South Africa mining strike to spread to at least ...

South Africa is home to the world's biggest platinum group metals deposits and accounts for just over 90 percent of global production. The mining firms were considering the notices and vowed to "everything in their power" to prevent a strike, including legal action, the council said in the statement.

1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

He, together with the SAIC representatives - H. A. Naidoo and Sorabjee Rustomjee - and Senator H. M. Basner, a progressive white "Native Representative" in the South African Senate, used the occasion to appraise Member States of the United Nations of the strike of the African miners and other aspects of the struggle for equality in South Africa.

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

Oct 10, 2012· Disclaimer. This paper is about underlying causes, social trends and possible solutions to address the causes of the mining strike wave crisis. It is an opinion piece that does not seek to detail the exact quantitative degree to which these trends have impacted on various commodity sub-sectors of the mining …

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.

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

Nov 09, 2017· JOHANNESBURG – Coal miners affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) are set to go on strike, after being granted a strike certificate by the CCMA. A strike …

South African Miners Strike for Better Safety Conditions ...

Dec 05, 2007· South Africa's crucial mining sector was hit Tuesday by its biggest strike in two decades, as tens of thousands of workers stayed home to protest poor safety conditions.

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.

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

Dec 07, 2007· National miners strike in South Africa By Barry Mason 7 December 2007 Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike action on Tuesday ...

SA experienced highest rise in labour strikes in 2017

Jul 10, 2018· The country experienced its highest increase in labour strikes in 2017‚ with the figure rising by 8%. This is according to the Industrial Action report …