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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

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South Africa gold miners go on strike BBC News

Mining gold, living in a tin shack Jump to media player Gold miners in South Africa are about to go on strike, joining tens of thousands of workers from other sectors taking industrial action. 03

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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

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Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium and Gold: Mining in South

Oct 20, 2019· At Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s Khuseleka mine, sunrise calls thousands of workers to journey 1.4 miles below the surface of Rustenburg, South Africa. They will spend the day drilling through tons of

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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.

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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.

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Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

Diamond and gold discoveries played an important part in the growth of the early South African economy. A site northeast of Cape Town was discovered to have rich deposits of diamonds, and thousands of white and blacks rushed to the area of Kimberley in an attempt to profit from the discovery. The British later annexed the region of Griqualand West, an area which included the diamond fields. In 1868, the republic attempted to annex areas near newly discovered diamond fields, drawing protests from the nearby Briti

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Strike Starts In South Africa's Gold Mines

A strike in South Africa's gold mines began on Tuesday with some workers failing to go underground for the evening shift, despite an appeal by President Jacob Zuma for a solution to avert a

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South African gold miners go on strike BBC News

Sep 03, 2013· 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

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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,Gold

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Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium and Gold: Mining in South

Oct 20, 2019· October 19, 2019, 9:00 PM PDT. At Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s Khuseleka mine, sunrise calls thousands of workers to journey 1.4 miles below the surface of Rustenburg, South Africa.

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The African Mine workers strike of 1946 South African

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.

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Marikana massacre Wikipedia

As of early October analysts estimated that approximately 75,000 miners were on strike from various gold and platinum mines and companies across South Africa, most of them illegally. Citing failure of workers to attend disciplinary hearings, on 5 October 2012, Anglo American Platinum —the world's biggest platinum producer—announced that it would fire 12,000 people. [66]

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New strike hits South African gold mine The Globe and Mail

Sep 10, 2012· Striking workers paralyzed a gold mine in South Africa Monday, fuelling fears that mounting discontent could spread to the entire mining sector and grip the continent's economic powerhouse for...

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Miners' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of

Aug 16, 1987· The strike, which began Sunday night, crossed an important threshold Thursday when the police, using rubber bullets and tear gas, evicted 300 miners at Anglo American Corporation's East Rand

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Witwatersrand Gold Rush The Famous South African Gold Mine

The Famous South African Gold Mine. Johannesburg, the heart of the Rand. The Witwatersrand Gold Rush initiated South Africa’s domination of world gold production.

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South African gold miners go on strike YouTube

Sep 04, 2013· Thousands of South African gold miners walk off the job, as CNN's Errol Barnett reports. More from CNN at cnn/

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South Africa: AMCU to Strike at Gold and Platinum Mines

The strikes would take place at Sibanye Gold's Driefontein mine, Harmony Gold's Kusaselethu and Masimong mines, and at all of AngloGold Ashanti's South African operations. "The strike has been

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Gold Fields mine strike ends in South Africa Reuters

Oct 19, 2012· JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) Miners ended a strike at South African bullion producer Gold Fields on Friday, while President Jacob Zuma pledged

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