labour in mining industry in south africa

labour in mining industry in south africa

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

southern Africa3. Recruitment for gold mining A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa by J.S. Harington*, N.D. McGlashan†, and E.Z. Chelkowska‡ Synopsis Our purpose is to record and to explain the widely changing numbers of the huge total of black workers on the gold mines of South Africa over the century from 1896 to ...

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Mining Sector Wages in South Africa

2.1 Wage Determination in South African Mining Sector 7 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-

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Mining - Workforce Staffing

Our mining staffing solutions. Workforce Staffing works with clients across South Africa to source and supply professional engineering, technical and field services talent for both opencast and underground mining. Our national footprint has secured a strong market presence in all of South Africa’s major mining

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From Compounded to Fragmented Labour: Mineworkers and

South Africa; [email protected] Abstract: At the core of colonial and apartheid social engineering was a spatial strategy based on institutions and infrastructure linking together rural homesteads and villages, and mining centers and towns. In the case of the mining industry, single-sex

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South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

Feb 03, 2020  Known as Mining Indaba, the conference brings together investors from around the world to discuss mining interests in Africa. “From child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo to squalid living conditions for workers at South Africa’s Marikana mine, the mining industry

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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

• Paul Jourdan, The Mining Industry in a Free South Africa, Labour Research Service, 1993• Leo Katzen, A. A. Balkema, Gold the South African Economy: The Influence of the Goldmining Industry on Business Cycles and Economic Growth in South Africa, 1886-1961, 1964

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The prevalent and violent industrial action in the mining ...

The prevalent and violent industrial action in the mining industry: The need to curb the prevalent and violent strike action in South Africa. Siyakudumisa Benjamin Bavu 213569810 This Thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the regulations for the Degree of Master of Laws (LLM) (Labour Law). University of KwaZulu Natal November 2015

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Women in Mining - Home - Minerals Council South Africa

mining labour force of 453,543. “Some of the most difficult jobs may also have physiological ... As the mining industry – in South Africa and globally – moves into the future, it is increasingly clear that the work we and our members do will have to become more modernised. This will create significant opportunities for women in the industry.

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WHY MINING STILL MATTERS - South African Institute of Race ...

2 The changing place of mining in South Africa In 1980, mining was the second-largest contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) at 21%, only one percentage point behind the contribution of manufacturing (22%).5 According to Statis-tics South Africa, it ranked way ahead of trade (12%), fi nance (11%) and government (10%).

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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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Why is labour strife so persistent in South Africa’s ...

Jul 01, 2016  In January 2014, over 70,000 mineworkers on South Africa’s platinum belt embarked on an unprecedented five-month long labour strike. In a socio-economic context of high unemployment, 1 and an estimated 10:1 average dependency ratio 2 on each mining sector job, it is astonishing that workers were willing to forego any income at all.

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South Africa: Labor unrest in mining industry to ...

South Africa’s economy cannot afford more mine labor unrest, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday, as the platinum industry’s main trade union served notice on the world’s top 3 producers that it planned to strike this week. A series of strikes in the factory and mining sectors constrained growth to a sluggish 2 percent []

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5. The mining industry, migrant labour and hostels - The O ...

The mining industry, migrant labour and hostels. ... By 1889, 100 000 black mineworkers were needed on the mines and, at the time, 60% of the labour came from outside South Africa, mainly from Mozambique.. The report points out that, at the same time, white mineworkers fought for the "colour bar", which was implemented by the mines. ...

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From Compounded to Fragmented Labour: Mineworkers

South Africa; [email protected] Abstract: At the core of colonial and apartheid social engineering was a spatial strategy based on institutions and infrastructure linking together rural homesteads and villages, and mining centers and towns. In the case of the mining industry, single-sex

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The prevalent and violent industrial action in the mining ...

The prevalent and violent industrial action in the mining industry: The need to curb the prevalent and violent strike action in South Africa. Siyakudumisa Benjamin Bavu 213569810 This Thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the regulations for the Degree of Master of Laws (LLM) (Labour Law). University of KwaZulu Natal November 2015

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

Oct 10, 2012  Across the globe - from Australia, to Canada, to Africa, the Americas and Europe – migrant labour market forms dominate the resource extraction industry. In South Africa’s mining industry, true to global migrancy patterns for resource extraction, colonial history delivered a double blow by statutorily entrenching the edifice of apartheid to ...

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Roots of Apartheid: South Africa’s Mining Industry

The development of South Africa’s mining industry, and how it laid the foundations for Apartheid Although some mining had taken place in what is now South Africa centuries before Europeans arrived, 1 the modern mining industry emerged as the major shaper of South Africa’s economy and race relations in the latter half of the 19 th century ...

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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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South African Labour history South African History Online

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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2020 mining risk survey report - KPMG South Africa

The survey shows a decrease in risks relating to community relations and a social license to operate. In South Africa, this marginal downward trend is debatable. This is due to the high unemployment rate and the focus on the requirements from Mining Charter III,

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - Mandela Initiative

The meeting considered the histories and trends for migration for work within and into South Africa. It analysed how the crisis on South Africa’s platinum belt that led to the massacre of 36 miners at Marikana in 2012 has revealed the current material, social and political concerns of workers in the mining industry.

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WHY MINING STILL MATTERS - South African Institute of

2 The changing place of mining in South Africa In 1980, mining was the second-largest contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) at 21%, only one percentage point behind the contribution of manufacturing (22%).5 According to Statis-tics South Africa, it ranked way ahead of trade (12%), fi nance (11%) and government (10%).

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So. Africa: Mining industry association's initiative to ...

Apr 21, 2015  The Minerals Council of South Africa launched a National Day of Safety and Health in Mining, calling the "current crisis" unacceptable. The initiative will see all 66 mining companies who are members of the industry body holding safety and health days at their operations over the coming month.

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Download Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry Into The ...

Synopsis : Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Possible Introduction of a Five Day Working Week in the Mining Industry of the Republic of South Africa written by South Africa. Commission of Inquiry into the Possible Introduction of a Five-Day Working Week in the Mining Industry, published by Anonim which was released on 25 July 1977.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy Book Description: In tracing the development of the recruiting system, Alan Jeeves shows how a large proportion of the labour supply came to be controlled by private labour companies and recruiting agents, who aimed both to exploit the workers and to extract heavy fees from the employing companies.

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The Marikana Massacre: A Historical Overview of the Labour ...

Labour Unrest in the Mining Sector in South Africa Chitja Twala University of the Free State, South Africa Introduction and Historical Background This article is aimed at explaining and interpreting the events, causes, and the aftermath of the Marikana Massacre which happened on 16 August 2012 in South Africa. Furthermore, the article

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South Africa's Mining Industry Faces Tense Labor Negotiations

Jun 26, 2013  As South Africa's season for possible strikes enters its core period, labor negotiations between the country's mining unions and the companies that employ them are nearing a critical phase. The mining industry, especially in the platinum and gold sectors, could face disruptions by wildcat strikes as unions compete both among themselves and with ...

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Mining industry challenges and ... - South Africa

Aug 20, 2014  In order to grow the industry, there needed to be government-industry-labour partnerships and joint problem solving. The Chamber was the voice of the business component of the mining sector. It had 72 members and represented about 90% of the value of mining production in South Africa.

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Mining production stumbles in 2018 Statistics South Africa

Feb 15, 2019  South Africa produced 83% less gold in 2018 than it did in 1980. Gold’s fall from grace has seen its labour force whittle away from 339 000 individuals in 1997 to about 166 000 in 2007 2 . The most recent data from the Department of Mineral Resources, for September 2017, pegs the workforce at just over 112 000 individuals 3 .

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Learn more about child labour in mining (IPEC)

Child labour in gold mining. Gold mining is extremely dangerous work for children. Yet still today, tens of thousands are found in the small-scale gold mines of Africa, Asia and South America. Children work both above and under ground. In the tunnels and mineshafts they risk death from explosions, rock falls, and tunnel collapse.

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South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market Insights

Feb 17, 2020  We take a look at a few highlights/low lights of South Africa's mining industry as published by Statistics South Africa Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26 th Investing in African Mining Indaba, Stats SA released data on the performance of the mining industry in 2019. The level of production was 1,3% lower in 2019 than 2018, which in turn was 2,1% lower than 2017.

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Working and Living Conditions of Workers in the Mining ...

2. Country Context and Labour Legislation. Country Context. Zambia is a landlocked republic situated in south-central Africa, with a surface area of 752,612 square kilometres. The 2015 Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) results show that the population of Zambia was

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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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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Today, the mining industry remains one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy with an estimated worth of R20.3 trillion (US$2.5 trillion). It is the world’s fifth largest mining sector in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), contributing eight percent to South Africa’s GDP.

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So. Africa: Mining industry association's initiative to ...

Apr 21, 2015  The Minerals Council of South Africa launched a National Day of Safety and Health in Mining, calling the "current crisis" unacceptable. The initiative will see all 66 mining companies who are members of the industry body holding safety and health days at their operations over the coming month.

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South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining ...

Aug 24, 2012  South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining specialist. The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa’s mining industry. GENEVA (ILO News) – South Africa has taken significant steps since the end of apartheid to address working conditions in the ...

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Download Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry Into The ...

Synopsis : Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Possible Introduction of a Five Day Working Week in the Mining Industry of the Republic of South Africa written by South Africa. Commission of Inquiry into the Possible Introduction of a Five-Day Working Week in the Mining Industry, published by Anonim which was released on 25 July 1977.

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South Africa's mining sector in lockdown after Covid-19

Apr 15, 2020  Economists already predict that South Africa could shed a further one-million jobs in 2020. Chief economist for the Minerals Council of South Africa, Henk Langenhoven, warned that the industry

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