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Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy SAnews

2014-3-5  Mining strikes: The costs to SA’s economy. Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 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’s huge and varied mineral reserves play a vital role in the economy

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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

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Strikes spread in South Africa’s mining sector Financial

South Africa’s largest mining union filed for industrial action at gold mining companies on Tuesday, raising the spectre of strikes in that sector after workers downed their tools at diamond and

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1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 South

The need for more cheap black labour after the Second World War led the South African government to look for migrant workers outside South Africa, mainly from Mozambique and Malawi. 1970 Anglo American became the biggest mining group in southern Africa. It had a high commercial profile, worldwide. Anglo American had a controlling interest in

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Scandals and strikes: an uncertain Mining Technology

2016-1-12  Scandals and strikes: an uncertain future for platinum in South Africa. 12 Jan 2016. Mining giant Anglo American is selling some of its South African platinum mines due to their limited profitability. The South African Government has expressed increasing concern about the state of mining

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

2014-5-28  Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy. 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

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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in

2014-10-24  2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in South Africa In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also allowed by legislation to embark on strikes when disputes with their employers arise.

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Counting costs of South Africa's mining strikes

2014-7-22  As mining accounts for 60% of South African exports, 37% of government revenue through taxes, and 20% of investment, it is imperative to understand the full impact of these recent strikes. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum with 80% of global output, and although the multiplier effect of the strike (that hit 40% of

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies Daily Maverick

2012-10-18  Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on one side and the workers they

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

2011-10-21  Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS] By Mike Obel @MikeObel 10/21/11 AT 1:53 PM. This is the largest gold mine in the world and the third largest copper mine in the world. Owned

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

2014-3-5  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.

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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 producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP). Mining

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South African Mining Strikes Also About Dignity Council

2012-10-10  South African Mining Strikes Also About Dignity. The labor unrest in South Africa’s mining industry is about more than wages. The Bench Marks Foundation, an influential South African non

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Strikes spread in South Africa’s mining sector Financial

South Africa’s largest mining union filed for industrial action at gold mining companies on Tuesday, raising the spectre of strikes in that sector after workers downed their tools at diamond and

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1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 South

The need for more cheap black labour after the Second World War led the South African government to look for migrant workers outside South Africa, mainly from Mozambique and Malawi. 1970 Anglo American became the biggest mining group in southern Africa. It had a high commercial profile, worldwide. Anglo American had a controlling interest in

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

2014-5-28  Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy. 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

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Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS]

2011-10-21  Mining Strikes in South Africa, Peru and More [PHOTOS] By Mike Obel @MikeObel 10/21/11 AT 1:53 PM. This is the largest gold mine in the world and the third largest copper mine in the world. Owned

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Counting costs of South Africa's mining strikes

2014-7-22  As mining accounts for 60% of South African exports, 37% of government revenue through taxes, and 20% of investment, it is imperative to understand the full impact of these recent strikes. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum with 80% of global output, and although the multiplier effect of the strike (that hit 40% of

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No end in sight for South African mining strikes

2012-10-2  Labour unrest at Anglo American Platinum’s South Africa operations spread on Tuesday to a new mine as the company and fellow miner AngloGold

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South African gold miners strike over 'slave wages in

2013-9-4  The union, which represents about 64% of South Africa's 120,000 gold miners, said it rejected "with contempt slave wages as represented by an increase of a

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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 producers over R16-billion that year, when the current account gap was 5,2% of gross domestic product (GDP). Mining

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

2014-3-5  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.

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Are the strikes In South Africa good for mining companies?

2012-8-30  Are the strikes In South Africa good for mining companies? As the dispute continues in Marikana, and appears to be spreading to both other platinum mines and to more workers at Lonmin, is it worth taking a step back from the immediate actions and considering the broader economic effect of the strikes?

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South African Mining Strikes Also About Dignity Council

2012-10-10  South African Mining Strikes Also About Dignity. The labor unrest in South Africa’s mining industry is about more than wages. The Bench Marks Foundation, an influential South African non

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While Violent, Mining Strikes Aren't South Africa's Real

2012-10-2  While Violent, Mining Strikes Aren't South Africa's Real Problem. While important, it is likely that the continuing media attention on the mine strikes is a result of the violence involved rather than a genuine interest in the finer points -- including the fact that they are rooted in struggles that extend far beyond the economic realm, pitting

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1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 South

The need for more cheap black labour after the Second World War led the South African government to look for migrant workers outside South Africa, mainly from Mozambique and Malawi. 1970 Anglo American became the biggest mining group in southern Africa. It had a high commercial profile, worldwide. Anglo American had a controlling interest in

get price

South Africa: 2012 SA Mining Strikes for Dummies

2012-10-18  Mining strikes will have a large impact on South Africa’s future. It’s exposed a gap between elected union and political leaders on one side and the workers they represent on the other.

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Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy

2014-5-28  Mining strikes shrink South Africa’s economy. 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

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Counting costs of South Africa's mining strikes

2014-7-22  As mining accounts for 60% of South African exports, 37% of government revenue through taxes, and 20% of investment, it is imperative to understand the full impact of these recent strikes. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum with 80% of global output, and although the multiplier effect of the strike (that hit 40% of

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No end in sight for South African mining strikes

2012-10-2  Labour unrest at Anglo American Platinum’s South Africa operations spread on Tuesday to a new mine as the company and fellow miner AngloGold

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