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labour relations in the gold mine industry in south africa since 2000

v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African gold

and labour utilization on the mining industry, and the gold sector in particular, are quite evident. This is confirmed by EY (2014), who state that productivity on cost and volume bases has been declining since 2000, and various companies have engaged in different cost-cutting exercises. EY (2014) emphasized that the mining industry needs to regain

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

Gold mining employment in South Africa is shrinking. Gold mining employment fell from approximately 475 000 in 1990 to 200 000 in 2002 to 160 000 in 2009 [28, 29]. This is accompanied by high

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(DOC) the impact of labour relations in the mining sector

The crisis has also exposed the fragility of labour relations and the weaknesses of traditional unions in an industry that employs about 500,000 people. The outlook for gold and platinum sectors is bleak. South Africa’s gold mines are among the world`s deepest and mature shafts have become more challenging and expensive to operate.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa Mandela Initiative

Labour in the South African Gold Mines: Past and Present . Professor Francis Wilson, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town and Fort Hare . The migrant labour system,which is 150 years old,in South Africa was forged around the monoposonistic needs of the mainly British capitalists controlling the country’s gold mines. They

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Recent job cuts in mining sector: input on South Africa

Jun 03, 2015 Strong provisions were present in the law around labour relations in mining, specifically in the Labour Relations Act and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). The MPRDA stated that a social and labour plan (SLP) had to be in place for every mine in South Africa.

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The centrality of labor time in South African gold mining

Chinese labor was the gold mining industry’s answer to the problem of a stable labor sup- ply despite not being necessarily cheaper 119 than African labor. 120 That increased costs in an

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa ECDPM

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so

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National Labour Law Profile: South Africa

When gold and diamonds were discovered, mining activity in South Africa rapidly increased. The booming mining industry brought with it an influx of labour and workers to the mines. The first South African trade union was, the Carpenters’ and Joiners’ Union was established in 1881, largely to protect the interests of skilled foreign workers

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History of Labour Movements in South Africa South

Labour time in South African gold mines: 1886-2006 by Paul Finlay Stewart; Between Marginalisation & Revitalisation? The State of Trade Unionism in South Africa by Webster and Buhlungu, 2004; Why May Day matters A reflection from Johannesburg by Red Jack (libcom), 29 April 2011

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Migration in Southern Africa

northern parts of the country, as well as outside the country. Before 1943, labour was recruited for Namibian mines and farms from Ovamboland, South Africa, Lesotho, Angola and Botswana. The total on the diamond mines in 1925 was 7,000 (3,000 from South Africa, 2,000 from Ovamboland, 1,350 from Botswana and 250 from Lesotho).

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Wage Talks Begin in South Africa's Shrinking Gold Industry

Jul 11, 2018 South Africa’s biggest gold producers and mining unions start wage talks Wednesday against the backdrop of stark declines in the industry that was once the world’s largest.

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa Mining for

The Rand Rebellion/ Revolt saw white mine workers protest the industry’s attempt to replace semi-skilled white men with cheap black labour leaving about 200 people dead, more than 1,000 injured, 15,000 men out of work and a slump in gold production.

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History South African Government

South Africa’s diamond mining industry dates back to 1867, when diamonds were discovered near Kimberley in what is today known as the Northern Cape. The Kimberley diamond fields, and later discoveries in Gauteng, the Free State, and along the Atlantic coast, emerged as major sources of gem-quality diamonds, securing South Africa’s position

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South African mine strikes spread The Globe and Mail

Sep 12, 2012 In total, three of South Africa's largest mines are now at a standstill because of worsening labour unrest, with about 43,000 workers on strike or staying away from work.

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Mining in SA: Then, now, and into the future IRR

According to Death in South African Mines, an undated study published in the early 1960s by HJ Simons, professor of native law and administration at the University of Cape Town (UCT), 36 000 men had been killed in accidents on South Africa’s gold mines since the beginning of the century. He said that the annual death toll on all mines

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Labour and Work Conditions in the South African

The study notes that construction industry is an important employer of labour in South Africa accounting for around 8% of total formal employment and around 17% of total informal employment. Around 70% of the labour employed in the construction industry is semi-skilled and unskilled.

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Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

USD 2.5 billion. In 2017, South Deep produced 281 KOZ of gold instead of the expected 315 KOZ. In mid-2018, after two labor restructurings at the end of 2017, it was reported that it was unable to quantify the impact of the large-scale restructuring on production in 2019 and later. Can the gold industry return to˜the golden age? 7

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South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one

I mean a lot of the-- a lot of the legislation to dispossess black people of land was in order to create cheap labor for South African gold mines. Bill Whitaker: You grew up in a small mining town

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Book 3: Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of

Cheap African migrant labour was available in large quantities. This was an important factor in the early and rapid development of the Rand gold mines. By making capital in the mining industry, African labourers put South Africa on the world map. However, the reserves were deprived of a vital factor

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South Africa: Twenty-Five Years Since Apartheid

By the late 1980s, however, South Africa’s economy was in a deep recession and large segments of the country were becoming ungovernable. A number of countries enacted sanctions against South Africa in a show of international condemnation of the apartheid system. Anti-apartheid protesters in South Africa

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National Labour Law Profile: South Africa

When gold and diamonds were discovered, mining activity in South Africa rapidly increased. The booming mining industry brought with it an influx of labour and workers to the mines. The first South African trade union was, the Carpenters’ and Joiners’ Union was established in 1881, largely to protect the interests of skilled foreign workers

More

History of Labour Movements in South Africa South

Labour time in South African gold mines: 1886-2006 by Paul Finlay Stewart; Between Marginalisation & Revitalisation? The State of Trade Unionism in South Africa by Webster and Buhlungu, 2004; Why May Day matters A reflection from Johannesburg by Red Jack (libcom), 29 April 2011

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa Mining for

The Rand Rebellion/ Revolt saw white mine workers protest the industry’s attempt to replace semi-skilled white men with cheap black labour leaving about 200 people dead, more than 1,000 injured, 15,000 men out of work and a slump in gold production.

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Wage Talks Begin in South Africa's Shrinking Gold Industry

Jul 11, 2018 South Africa’s biggest gold producers and mining unions start wage talks Wednesday against the backdrop of stark declines in the industry that was once the world’s largest.

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Book 3: Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of

Cheap African migrant labour was available in large quantities. This was an important factor in the early and rapid development of the Rand gold mines. By making capital in the mining industry, African labourers put South Africa on the world map. However, the reserves were deprived of a vital factor

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Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral Resources

Between 1984 and 2005, more than 11 000 mine workers died in South Africa. In 2003, the death toll from mining accidents was approximately 270 fatalities and an agreement was reached to reduce mining fatalities by 20% per annum. The year 2010 was an achievement for the South African mining industry with a 24% reduction year-on-year since the

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South Africa Gold and Diamonds Country Studies

South Africa Table of Contents. South Africa's modern history has often been dated from the first commercial mining of diamonds and gold in the 1870s and the 1880s, when the region became a magnet for European investment (see Diamonds).Mining in the region predated European arrivals by several centuries, however, as the new government recalled in its minerals policy statements in 1994

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Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

USD 2.5 billion. In 2017, South Deep produced 281 KOZ of gold instead of the expected 315 KOZ. In mid-2018, after two labor restructurings at the end of 2017, it was reported that it was unable to quantify the impact of the large-scale restructuring on production in 2019 and later. Can the gold industry return to˜the golden age? 7

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South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one

I mean a lot of the-- a lot of the legislation to dispossess black people of land was in order to create cheap labor for South African gold mines. Bill Whitaker: You grew up in a small mining town

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

Oct 09, 2020 South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG Mining Laws and Regulations South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights in 15 jurisdictions.

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Unemployment and the Labor Market

evident in the case of labor market legislation. South Africa’s labor legis-lation comprises two main statutes: the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). The LRA was one of the first major statutes passed by the new government that assumed office in 1994.

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South Africa's Manufacturing industry South African

What is clear from the image above is the fact that the wage rate inflation growth in South Africa's manufacturing industry has been declining significantly over the last couple of years, and at its current year on year rate of 5.4% it is at least still higher than the consumer price index (CPI) inflation which came in at 4% for the period ending December 2019.

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South Africa's economy: key sectors Brand South Africa

Jan 30, 2014 The massive Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape. (Image: Brand South Africa) The country is renowned for an abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of both world production and reserves, and South African mining companies dominate many sectors in the global industry.

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Unemployment and immigration in South Africa

Unemployment has long been a major preoccupation for the South African Government. Based on a narrow definition of unemployment those people who had not worked for the previous seven days but were actively looking for jobs South Africa’s unemployment rate was 24.9 % of the labour force in the fourth quarter of 2012.(2) Based on a broader definition of unemployment, which includes those

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