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

Mining industry of South Africa

v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African gold ...

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Silicosis prevalence and exposure-response relations in South Africa…

 · Although South Africa has over a century of goldmin-ing and silicosis experience, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of silicosis and specifically exposure-response relations for silicosis among black gold-miners.12 Black goldminers are largely

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South Africa''s Manufacturing industry

In June 2019 the manufacturing industry in South Africa sold goods to the value of R203.7 billion compared to South Africa''s total imports of R 103 754 352 076. Thus the manufacturing to total imports ratio is currently sitting at (1.97). So basically for every R1 …

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

numbers of the huge total of black workers on the gold mines of South Africa over the century from 1896 to 1996. These men were recruited from up to twenty territories, and their contributions are examined. The major areas providing labour over this long period

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Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers | …

 · Studies in South Africa have focussed on the gold and asbestos mining industries and, to a lesser extent, the coal mining industry. Although it has been shown that platinum refinery workers have an increased risk of developing platinum salt sensitivity [ 8, 9] associated with respiratory symptoms of asthma, rhinitis and urticaria and dermatitis, there is almost no published research on ...

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South African Labour history | South African History …

Land and labour are two very important elements of the economic development of a society, and the way they are used will influence how the society develops. In South African history there has always been the fight for ownership of land and the need for cheap labour. Government policies over the years have tried to solve this problem in ...

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Mining industry of South Africa

Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa''s most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

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Local Content Policies In Minerals-Exporting Countries: The Case of South Africa

The Case of South Africa Introduction The mining industry has been a driving force of the South African economy for the last 150 years. Since the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and subsequently of gold, the mineral sector has contributed to make

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Forced labour in Africa: between poverty and tradition

 · Forced labour in Africa: between poverty and tradition. The ILO estimate of the number of victims of forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa is 660,000. In this region, the figure reflects the stubborn survival of traditional forms of servitude, but also relates to extreme poverty, a high incidence of child labour, and a context of severe political ...

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Fanakalo: the language of mining culture | South African …

The mining industry comprises a heterogeneous workforce, employing hundreds of thousands of workers from a multitude of ethnic backgrounds. Workers come from different areas within South Africa, as well as other African countries (for example Mozambique

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Employment relations

the impact of labour relations in the mining sector in south africa Victor Matla Introduction In this assignment we will be covering the issues/ problems that pertinent in the mining sector, especially focusing on the labour unrest events that has been on the news and looking at how it affects the economy, socio-political issues and the labour relations stability in the mining sector.

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The Social Crisis of Labour and the Crisis of Labour Politics …

Résumé. English. The ongoing crisis in the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the largest union federation in Africa, resulted in the expulsion of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa in November 2014. The fragmentation of COSATU reflects the broader fragmentation of labour after twenty years of neoliberalism.

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South African mine strikes spread

 · The wildcat strikes have also begun spreading into South Africa''s gold industry, with 15,000 workers off the job at Gold Fields Ltd., the world''s fourth-biggest gold producer.

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A Minerals and Mining Policy for South Africa

Introduction South Africa''s mining industry is supported by an extensive and diversified resource base, and has since its inception been a cornerstone of South Africa''s economy. The changes which have come about in our country make it necessary to prepare the

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List Of Gold Mines In South Africa

 · TauTona Mine is one of the deepest gold mines in the world and is one of the oldest in South Africa (mining operations started there as far back as in 1962). The Mine''s depths close to 4 kilometers, and it is also owned and managed by the popular AngloGold Ashanti. Address: Carletonville, 2500, …

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South Africa

South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth ...

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Southern Africa, 1867–1886 (Chapter 7)

'' The control of migratory labour on the South African gold mines in the era of Kruger and Milner '', J. Southern Afr. Studies, 1975, 2, 1. Jeeves, A. H. '' The Rand capitalists and Transvaal politics, 1892–9 '', Ph.D. Queen''s University, Ontario, 1971 .

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Economic Research Southern Africa |

Since the gold price has shown bothsharpincreases, andsharpdecreases inUS-Dollar terms over the sample period, itisdi¢cult toarguethatthedeclining valueaddedofthe goldmining industry is due to changes in the gold price. Figure 4 illustrates. The gold price in ...

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Silicosis prevalence and exposure-response relations in …

Although South Africa has over a century of goldmining and silicosis experience, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of silicosis and specifically exposure-response relations for silicosis among black goldminers. 1, 2 Black goldminers are largely migrant contract workers originating from rural labour sending areas in Southern Africa, who have historically been employed in the ...

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South Africa

In one of South Africa''s most violent strikes--at a gold mine near Welkom, in the Orange Free State--more than eighty miners died in clashes between strikers and nonstrikers in 1991. Like many other violent strikes, this clash initially concerned economic issues, but it escalated because of political, ethnic, and racial grievances.

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Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union …

 · Association of Mineworks and Construction Union v Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Others, Unreported Labour Court case no: JS611/16 handed down 15 December 2016. [10] Page 38 to 39, paras 10.1 to 10.6.

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Mining in South Africa

 · the Labour Relations Act 1995; and the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996. Classification system What classification system does the mining industry …

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Labour and Work Conditions in the South African Construction Industry…

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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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa. INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS. 1873. First large-scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim''s Rest. 1884. Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world. 1886 -.

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Mining Law 2021 | Laws and Regulations | South Africa | ICLG

 · 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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South Africa: no sign of resolution to labour-based …

South Africa is home to 80 percent of known reserves of platinum and is a major gold producer. Labour unrest this year has cost the industry 4.5 billion rand ($548 million) in …

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Deriving social benefits from mining through …

 · The mining industry, in particular, was seen as a culprit or even an architect to apartheid policies. 5 Consequently, in post-apartheid South Africa, there was a call for mining companies to repay the injustices of the past and a strong push for formal regulation to

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South Africa: Historic Settlement Between Gold …

South African "white" mineworkers who fell victim to quartz dust in the colonial era were always well-provided for by both the apartheid authorities and the gold industry.

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Labour Market Intelligence Partnership

2.2 Industrial Relations in South Africa 8 2.3 Labour Laws in South Africa 10 2.4 Centralised and Non-centralised Collective Bargaining in South Africa 11 2.5 Has the Collective Bargaining in South Africa Evolved Over Time (Pre- and Post-apartheid 2.6 3.

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South Africa Gold Production YoY | 1981-2021 Data | …

Gold Production in South Africa increased to 177.90 percent in April from 10.50 percent in March of 2021. Gold Production in South Africa averaged -4.07 percent from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 177.90 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -60.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Gold Production YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast ...

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History

History. Harmony was incorporated and registered as a public company in South Africa on 25 August 1950 and later became a Randgold-managed company, exploiting the single Harmony mine lease. In 1995, Harmony was recreated as a separate entity following the winding up of Randgold. Harmony''s operations have grown significantly since 1995 ...

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Three Decades of Silicosis: Disease Trends at Autopsy in …

 · The only study on the prevalence of silicosis among white gold miners in South Africa is a large cohort of more than 2,200 men who were employed for an average of 24 years from 1940 to the early 1970s. By 1991, the prevalence of radiologically diagnosed).

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Trends in productivity in the South African gold mining …

According to Statistics South Africa (2009), South Africa still had about 30 years of production in the gold sector, a forecast that fluctuates based on the day''s modifying factors. Although South Africa has a comparative advantage in terms of minerals endowment, there are challenges faced by the mining industry that hinder translation of the comparative advantage into a competitive advantage.

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Mining: a brief history | Statistics South Africa

 · Mining''s contribution to total economic production climbed in the 1970s to peak at 21% in 1980 1. Contributing to the upward surge in 1980 was a relatively high gold price. In other words, for every R100 that the South African economy produced that year, R21 was due to mining. In 1987, employment in the industry peaked at just over 760 000 ...

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