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ANC rebel calls for national mine strike in South Africa | …

 · COSATU, the mother union federation to which NUM belongs and partner to the ANC in South Africa''s governing alliance, condemned Malema''s call for a national mine strike.

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Major strike in South Africa today – everything you need …

 · Major strike in South Africa today – everything you need to know. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will embark on a nationwide stay away on …

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South Africa: negotiations start in mine strike

 · South Africa is the world''s top producer of the platinum, which is used in medical, electronic and other industries. Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike on Thursday.

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South African platinum workers strike over pay

 · This is the biggest industrial unrest in South Africa''s platinum sector since the 2012 Marikana massacre, when police shot dead 34 striking miners. Unlike 2012, the current strike is legal.

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South African gold miners go on strike

 · Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world''s biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.

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New strike hits South African gold mine | CNN

 · New strike hits South African gold mine Nkepile Mabuse, CNN Updated 6:33 AM EDT, Mon September 10, 2012 Photos&colon ... Protesters gather at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa …

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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike …

 · After the strike, Anglo American Platinum, Amplats, announced that it planned to sell four mines and two joint ventures because of the five-month long strike action. Those assets included Amplats''s Consolidated Union-Rustenburg mine in the North West Province, and the Pando JV in Limpopo Province which is jointly owned with platinum mining company Lonmin''s subsidiary …

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South African police shoot dead striking miners | South …

 · South Africa is home to four-fifths of the world''s known platinum reserves but has been hit by union militancy and a sharp drop in the price of the precious metal this year. At least three people...

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National mine strike urged in South Africa | CBC News

 · Miner unrest has become a central issue in South Africa since police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 on Aug. 16 at Marikana, a platinum mine owned by Lonmin PLC.

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mine strike in 1946 in south africa

The great South African mine strike of 1946. The time was half a century ago. The place was the gold-laden mines in South Africa. The event would become known as the "great mine workers'' strike …

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South African gold miners go on strike

 · It has been estimated that the gold miners'' strike could cost South Africa more than $30m (£20m) a day in lost output. Mine owners are warning it could lead to gold mines …

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Angry workers in underground strike at Chinese-owned …

 · At Orkney, in South Africa''s North West province, gold miners are staging a sit-in strike nearly 3km underground against a wage decision made by the troubled mine''s Chinese owners. The mine ...

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New strike hits South African gold mine

 · Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job.

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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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Gold Fields mine strike ends in South Africa | Reuters

 · Miners ended a strike at South African bullion producer Gold Fields on Friday, while President Jacob Zuma pledged to speed up investment to ease grievances fuelling the worst ...

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Massive general strike in South Africa highlights demand …

 · Photo : SAFTU via Twitter Workers across South Africa took part in a massive general strike that was called by the left-wing South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) on Wednesday, February 24. The trade union confederation reported that millions took part in the labor action which was described as a resounding success.

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Marikana – the causes and wider implications and lessons …

 · The August 2012 wildcat strike by workers at a Lonmin mine in the Marikana area in South Africa resulted in a confrontation between miners and police leading to …

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Platinum miners in South Africa go on strike | South …

 · Union chief addresses strikers at mine where police shot and killed several dozen workers during labour unrest in 2012 Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in South Africa on ...

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''Mine is starving striking workers''

 · The mineworkers from Lanxess Chrome Mine in Rustenburg, North West, refused to resurface from underground after attempting to meet the mine''s CEO to express their grievances on February 13.

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Miners'' Strike in South Africa Raises the Spirit of …

 · THE nationwide strike launched last week by more than 300,000 black miners has caused new political uncertainty in South Africa. The strike raised the spirits of the anti-apartheid movement ...

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National miners strike in South Africa

 · South African mines are amongst the deepest and most labour-intensive in the world. Amongst the minerals mined are precious metals such as gold and platinum, of which South Africa is a …

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ANC rebel calls for national mine strike in South Africa | …

 · ANC renegade Julius Malema called on Tuesday for a national strike in South Africa''s mining sector, stirring fear of an escalation in the labour unrest already buffeting the platinum ...

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Miners'' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia

African mineworkers were beginning to realise their collective power, and went on strike at Dutoitspan, Voorspoed and Village Deep mines in January 1911. But they were brutally forced back to work by police and white miners. Many were jailed under the Masters and Servants Act. White union members and the Labour Party turned a blind eye.

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Strike ends in South Africa as wages to increase

 · Strike ends in South Africa as wages to increase. A four-week strike in South Africa has come to an end after the country''s biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers. The National Union of ...

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South African police shoot dead striking miners | South …

 · South African police shoot dead striking miners. Police have been accused of a massacre after opening fire on mine workers in one of the deadliest days of protest in South Africa …

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Massive platinum mine strike in South Africa continues

 · The strike at Northam Platinum is in its third week and on Monday the company resorted to a publishing an open letter in two leading South African daily papers appealing for an end to the industrial action. We have not heard anything from management since the

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African History …

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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Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners

 · Marikana mine strike: South Africa court frees miners. About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of …

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MINERS END STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH NO …

 · More than 250,000 black miners agreed today to end South Africa''s largest and costliest strike after three weeks. The gold and coal miners failed to win any improvement over a pre-strike …

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South African Platinum Miners Agree to End Strike

 · South Africa''s main platinum mining union said its members agreed to a wage settlement that will end a five-month strike, the country''s longest. The strike by roughly 70,000 platinum workers ...

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South African miners strike for higher wages, 1946 | …

Database Narrative. In 1941 the pay disparity between black South African mine workers and white South African workers was R70 to R848, respectively. The African Mine Workers'' Union (AMWU) formed in response to address this issue. By 1946 the 12:1 ratio of pay had not changed, as black workers were paid R87 while white workers were paid R1,106.

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Strike hits South Africa''s Village Main Reef mine

 · It is just the latest in a series of work stoppages to hit South Africa''s mining sector as annual wage negotiations get underway AFP, Friday 12 Jul 2013 Tweet ...

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

 · At least 15 mining firms in South Africa have received notices of strikes to be held next week in support of colleagues at Sibanye-Stillwater who …

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