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South Africa - Chronology of Important Events

White miners strike against Chinese labor. 1909: British Parliament enacts the South Africa Act, proposed constitution of Union of South Africa. ... South Africa joins Organization of African Unity, rejoins British Commonwealth of Nations, resumes participation in United Nations.

South African strikes expose problematic pay gap ...

South Africa's ongoing labour action has called into question the massive disproportions between the salaries made by mining executives and the earnings of entry-level workers. This comes on the heels of the resolution of the five-month wage strike in the platinum sector, which has been the longest and costliest strike that the country has ever seen and is threatening to […]

Natural gas prospectors strike it lucky with massive Free ...

Natural gas prospectors strike it lucky with massive Free State helium find. Renergen is almost ready to start producing both natural gas and helium, placing South Africa on an elite map with ...

South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

In South Africa, victims of the bloody tragedy at Marikana, in which 34 protesters were killed and at least 70 injured by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) during a mining strike in August 2012, are still awaiting justice almost eight years on.

South Africa gold miners on strike at Anglo - BBC News

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 …

Historical Timeline | SECorps Blog

Historical Timeline South Africa: Time line of Key Events. ... 2005 August – Around 100,000 gold miners strike over pay, bringing the industry to a standstill. 2006 May – Former deputy president Jacob Zuma is acquitted of rape charges by the High Court in Johannesburg. He is reinstated as deputy leader of the governing African National ...

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 lowest level in history of South African mining 2017

1946 Mine Workers Strike timeline 1867-1987 | South ...

Army quells miners' strike, killing 214 1941 African workers formed the African Mine Workers Union 1943 In order to stave off the growing unrest among the African mine workers, the regime appointed a Commission of Enquiry 1946 They called a general strike. Nine men were killed, and seventy men were dismissed. The union was subsequently banned.

The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South ...

In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

South Africa profile - Timeline - BBC News

Image caption, Mining has been the driving force behind South Africa's economic development 1879 - British defeat the Zulus in Natal. 1880-81 - …

South African Mining - Mining Africa

Minerals:Diamonds, gold, coal, iron ore, chrome, copper, emerald, fluorspar, ilmenite, lead, manganese, nickel, phosphate, silica, tin, vanadium, uranium, zinc and zircon. Independence: 31 May 1910 Area: 1,221,037 km2 Mining fact: The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa is the largest gold resource in the world. This is also where the world's deepest gold mine is found – the Mponeng Gold ...

Marikana conflict timeline | News24

But strikes and unrest persist at other South African mines. - 20 September: As the Marikana miners return to work, unrest continues at Amplats mines in the Rustenburg area, where workers demand similar pay raises to those won by the Lonmin miners.

Report on the recent South African miners' strike

Report on the recent South African miners' strike Report on the recent 6 week wildcat strike at Impala Platinum's Rustenberg operation, the biggest platinum mine in the world, including a timeline and a bit of background information.

UPDATE 1-South African platinum miners' wage talks go to ...

Precious metals producer Sibanye, however, fell into the red in the first half of its 2019 financial year after a five-month strike by AMCU at its South African gold operations hit production ...

South African miners to strike | Reuters

South African miners to strike. By James Macharia. 5 Min Read. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mines in South Africa, the world's top producer of precious metals, will …

Roots of Apartheid: South Africa's Mining Industry

The development of South Africa's mining industry, and how it laid the foundations for Apartheid Although some mining had taken place in what is now South Africa centuries before Europeans arrived, 1 the modern mining industry emerged as the major shaper of South Africa's economy and race relations in the latter half of the 19 th century ...

Marikana miners strike for better wages, 2012 | Global ...

The miners would receive a 22% raise and a payment of 2,000 Rand. This was one of the best deals ever won by striking South African miners, but still fell well below their original demands. The miners returned to work on 20 September. However, the Marikana strike sparked a number of protests across South Africa in the coming months.

South Africa: Amplat miners strike continues - YouTube

Striking workers at the Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa continue to defy Tuesday's deadline to return to work. Around 2...

Timeline: Marikana - the massacre, inquiry and final ...

Live. •. 23 August 2012. The commission of inquiry into what happened at Marikana is officially appointed by Zuma. Retired judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Ian Farlam, is appointed as chair of the commission. 18 September 2012. The violent mining strike ends. 1 October 2012.

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms ...

South Africa mining strike to spread to at least 15 firms -Minerals Council By Reuters - 22 February 2019 - 15:48 The 15 mining firms will …

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia.com

The strike by some 76,000 black miners in 1946 was one of the most significant examples of industrial action by black workers in South Africa. Following the demise of the ICU in the early 1940s, the mine workers were the first to challenge not only their employers, but the racist policies of the segregationist state of Jan Smuts.

SAHA - South African History Archive - Early mineworkers ...

African unions were excluded from the Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) when it was formed in 1953. - Labour History Group booklet. -The 1922 White mineworkers Strike, date unknown. The Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, sent in the army. The air force dropped bombs on striking workers and there were street battles in Johannesburg.

TIMELINE: Marikana Massacre - SABC News - Breaking news ...

About 3000 miners at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg went on strike demanding better wages in August 2012. However, in the course of the unprotected strike members of the SAPS killed 34 and injured another 74 others at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in the Marikana area of …

Timeline of the Labour and Trade Union Movement in South ...

February, African miners, hard hit by the rising cost of living, boycott concession stores on the East Rand in February 1918. Police break up the boycott by arresting picketing workers. May, After white mechanics stage a successful strike at a power station, African municipal sanitary workers demand an increase from 1s 8d to 2s 6d a day.

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

Miners belonging to the 250,000-strong South African National Union of Miners (NUM) took one-day strike action on Tuesday, December 4. The strike, the first national walkout by miners …

raceandhistory.com - South African Timeline: 1652 - 1999

The tougher U.S. measures ban the import of South African agriculture, iron and steel and prohibit U.S. loans and investment to South Africa. 1987: Railway strike A strike by black railway workers leads to the worst violence in South Africa since the government declared a national state of emergency in 1986.

Grounds for a Strike: South African Gold Mining in the 1940s

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 - A Chronology of Key Events timeline | Timetoast

Around 100,000 gold miners strike over pay, bringing the industry to a standstill. Apr 11, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers take part in the biggest strike since the end of apartheid. ... South African Timeline. South African Imperialism. The History of South Africa. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela . Economic ...

Major Events of South Africa timeline | Timetoast timelines

In 1497 a portuguese explorer named Vasco da Gama landed on the Natal Coast of South Africa. There were two expedtions from 1497 until 1502. ... He was sentenced for leading workers to strike illegally and also illegally leaving the country. ... South Africa Timeline . Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Timeline. The Story Nelson Mandela.

Changing Politics: South Africa's Mine Strikes – World Policy

Today, South Africa is experiencing major political shifts. There are few places where these political shifts were as apparent as in the country's platinum belt in the North West Province. Operations at South Africa's three largest platinum producers ground to a halt in January when miners put down their tools over wage disputes.

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 ...

1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History Online

1946 African Mineworkers Strike. "Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock' and who, at deep levels, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 feet in the bowels of the earth, sace their lungs to the rock dust which develops miners' phthisis and pneumonia."