striking miners in south africa

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com

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.

The 1987 mineworkers strike - Mining Weekly

The Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976, in which, according to official estimates, 176 people were killed, had a profound impact on the trajectory of South Africa's political history.

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

Dec 24, 2018· The 45-day strike at the firm's South Deep mine saw the gold miner lose around R6m per day, as production came to a halt. Workers belonging to the National Union of Mines (NUM) were angered by retrenchments of 1 082 employees at the firm.

South African police gun down striking miners - Telegraph

Aug 16, 2012· South African police gun down striking miners South Africa witnessed bloodshed reminiscent of the apartheid era on Thursday when police killed as many as 18 miners after opening fire on a crowd of ...

Striking South African miners 'were shot in the back ...

Aug 27, 2012· Striking South African miners 'were shot in the back' Striking miners shot dead by police at South Africa's Lonmin mine were reportedly hit …

Striking miners suffer from dire conditions underground

Jun 25, 2019· South Africa . Striking miners suffer from dire conditions underground. By Yoliswa Sobuwa - 25 June 2019 - 12:57 . Sleeping on concrete floors with no proper sanitation and water; these are some ...

South Africa's Police Open Fire on Striking Miners | TIME.com

Aug 16, 2012· South African police opened fire on a crowd of striking miners on Thursday, killing 34 people and leaving a field strewn with bodies in a massacre that instantly revived memories of the brutality of apartheid. At a press conference Friday, the South African Police Service claimed its …

South African Police Fire on Striking Miners - The New ...

Aug 17, 2012· Striking South African miners, armed with machetes and sticks, chant slogans on Thursday, near the Marikana mine in South Africa. Credit European Pressphoto Agency "We …

Coal miners wage strike looming | eNCA

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 …

Miners Strikes Shake Neo-Apartheid South Africa

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 gold mine strike over - MINING.COM

Aug 02, 2011· A strike in South Africa's gold mining sector ended on Tuesday after a 2-year wage deal was clinched, unions and the Chamber of Mines said. The strike at AngloGold Ashanti, …

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 Union of Mineworkers (South Africa) - Wikipedia

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union in South Africa.With a membership of 300,000 it is the largest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions.It was founded in 1982 as a black mine workers union by Cyril Ramaphosa and grew rapidly, winning bargaining recognition from the Chamber of Mines in 1983.: 51

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.

South Africa strike: Miners stand against harassment ...

Jun 27, 2019· South Africa strike: Miners stand against harassment. Hundreds of striking miners in South Africa have spent more than a week underground.

Mining strikes shrink South Africa's economy

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…

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 …

Miners win bitter strike in South Africa

Miners win bitter strike in South Africa. SEPTEMBER 18 — The leaders of South Africa's Tripartite Alliance government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), no doubt figured that the 16 August massacre of strikers at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine would break the workers' resolve. They figured wrong.

Striking miners fired on in South Africa – Anderson Cooper ...

Aug 16, 2012· Striking miners fired on in South Africa. Rising tensions at a South African platinum mine exploded Thursday in grisly violence as police opened fire on striking miners. Blood-stained bodies lay strewn about a field in a police response reminiscent of the ugly days of apartheid.

Striking South African gold miners reject pay offer - Reuters

Oct 11, 2012· Striking gold miners in South Africa have rejected the industry's latest wage offer, a trade union said on Thursday, dimming hopes that strikes that have led to dozens of deaths and paralyzed the ...

Video: Police open fire on South African miners, dozens ...

Aug 17, 2012· (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) Police have killed more than 30 workers striking outside a South African mine - read more RT LIVE

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.

Striking SA miners back to work - ITV News

Aug 16, 2012· Striking workers at the Lonmin mine in South Africa are returning to work after agreeing a 22% pay deal, following weeks of industrial action. However protests continue at other mines …

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.

Mining | Fin24

Africa Thousands of kilograms of Zim gold being smuggled into South Africa, says minister Nov 16 2019 07:00. Zimbabwe's finance minister says gold is being smuggled into South Africa and turned into jewelry. Zim biggest gold miner suspends operations as central bank fails to pay up; Impala's Zim mine is said to be in talks to buy Amplats land

South Africa: Striking miners 'thought they were ...

Aug 21, 2012· Striking workers at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, where 34 people were killed by police gunfire, were given "muti," or traditional medicine, for protection.

Platinum Miners Win Reprieve as South Africa Strike ...

Feb 28, 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.

Workers strike at Anglo's coal mine in South Africa ...

Apr 08, 2015· Members of South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools Wednesday at Anglo American's (LON:AAL) Kleinkopje coal mine in South Africa, demanding the removal of the general ...

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 …

South Africa Charge Striking Miners With Murder Committed ...

Aug 31, 2012· striking miners have accused officers of torture. South Africa's justice minister on Friday rebuked prosecutors for charging 270 striking miners with the murder of 34 of their colleagues who were shot dead by police, saying the decision had caused "shock, panic and confusion" among the general public.

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