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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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1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

On 12 August 1946 African mine workers of the Witwatersrand went on strike in support of a demand for higher wages 10 shillings a day. They continued the strike for a week in the face of the most savage police terror, in which officially 1,248 workers were wounded and a very large number officially only 9

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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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Five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines has...

Apr 17, 2019· The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines, the biggest remaining mines in the country,

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South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

Over 80,000 South African gold miners launched a strike Tuesday against what union officials call “slave wages” and employer “arrogance The National Union of Mineworkers, which says it

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The 1987 mineworkers strike Mining Weekly

The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indicated that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike

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One Killed as South Africa Gold Mine Strike Turns Violent

Nov 22, 2018· Johannesburg: South Africa's largest gold producer, Sibanye-Stillwater, on Thursday said one of its employees was shot dead in a violent strike that shuttered all three of its mines. Called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the strike began late on Wednesday, shutting down all of Sibanye's mines which employ some 32,000 people, in the latest test for the

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South African gold miners ease some wage demands as strike

Sep 03, 2013· The vast majority of South Africa's biggest gold mines have been severely affected by a national strike that began on Tuesday night by nearly 80,000 mine workers. Of the 23 gold mines targeted by

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South African Gold Miners Go On Strike For Slave Wages

Over 80,000 South African gold miners launched a strike Tuesday against what union officials call “slave wages” and employer “arrogance The National Union of Mineworkers, which says it

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Sibanye strike ends after Amcu accepts old offer five

Apr 17, 2019· JOHANNESBURG Almost five months later, the strike by members of of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at Sibanye-Stillwater's South African gold

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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 Africa gold miners go on strike BBC News

Sep 04, 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.

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The 1987 mineworkers strike Mining Weekly

The ballot of 210 000 mineworkers, taken on August 2, 1987, indicated that 95% supported the strike. Thus, with the overwhelming support of its members, the NUM called for a general strike

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South Africa gold miners go on strike BBC News

SA gold miners go on strike Jump to media player 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.

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South African gold miners' union offers some compromise as

Sep 04, 2013· A strike for higher pay hit production at most of South Africa's gold mines on Wednesday, but the main union behind the stoppage said it was willing to relax some of its demands .

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National Union of Mineworkers ensuring that its members

The National Union of Mineworkers was founded in 1982. Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 Encyclopedia

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.

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South Africa gold miners go on strike over pay BBC News

As gold miners in South Africa go on strike for higher pay, Will Ross has been to one of the main gold mining areas, Carltonville near Johannesburg, to speak to striking mineworkers.

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South Africa gold miners go on strike over pay BBC News

Sep 04, 2013· As gold miners in South Africa go on strike for higher pay, Will Ross has been to one of the main gold mining areas, Carltonville near Johannesburg, to speak to striking mineworkers.

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num south africa gold mines strike

South Africa gold miners call strike BBC News. 30/08/2013 Gold miners in South Africa have called a strike over their wage demands, to start on Tuesday, mine-owners say. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM

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