the gold miners strike on the rand

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The Rand Revolt of 1922 took place three years after the formation of the I.C.U, when white mine workers went on strike. These workers resisted retrenchment. The strike was against goldmine bosses and the state that supported them. Commandos (armed groups) formed to protect striking mine workers and their families. At the time, there were ten ...

Echoes of the Past: Marikana, Cheap Labour and the 1946 ...

Aug 21, 2012· By August 12th tens-of-thousands of black miners were on strike from the East to the West Rand. The state showed the utmost brutality, chasing workers down mineshafts with live ammunition and cracking down on potential sympathy strikes in the city of Johannesburg. By August 16th the state had bludgeoned 100,000 miners back to work and nine lay ...

Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre, was the killing of 34 miners by the South African Police Service (SAPS). It took place on 16 August 2012, and was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The massacre has been compared to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. The incident took place on the 25th anniversary of a nationwide miners' strike.

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Oct 16, 2012· A crumbling rand has real implications for investors holding gold miner funds. A massive strike at platinum mines in South Africa has set off a domino effect, inspiring similar strikes at ...

Transvaal Miners General Strike 1913 | Global Nonviolent ...

mines on the East Rand wend on strike. On 2 July the East Rand Proprietary Mines and five Randfontein mines went on strike. By 4 July, more than 18,000 men and 63 mines struck. By 5 July all of the mines and power stations on the Witwatersrand gold fields (around 19,000 workers) were on strike. On 3 July, in an editorial, The Rand Daily Mail ...

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Such events are rooted in a strike led by the African Mine Workers' Union in August 1946. Miners of the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. The strike went on for a week despite what South African History Online describes as "the most savage police terror". Officially, the police and army attacked the ...

Rand Rebellion - Wikipedia

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A crumbling rand has real implications for investors holding gold miner funds. A massive strike at platinum mines in South Africa has set off a domino effect, inspiring similar strikes at ...

South African Gold Miners Ease Some Pay Demands as Strike ...

Sep 04, 2013· The nation's gold mines once accounted for close to 80 percent of global output but its deep and dangerous shafts now only produce 6 percent. The NUM, which represents two thirds of miners in the gold sector, had offered the Chamber of Mines, which negotiates on behalf of employers, a more flexible position, a spokesman said.

The Underground Route to Mining: Afrikaners and the ...

This paper challenges the conventional view that the 1907 miners' strike constituted a landmark in the history of Afrikaner employment in the Witwatersrand gold mining industry. According to this view, the participation of Afrikaners during the dispute, as first-time miners and strike-breakers, gained them a permanent and proportionally large ...

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Gold production tapered off after the 1930s but didn't stop entirely. It continued through the 1960s and still occurs intermittently on a small scale. The lucrative Kelly Silver Mine, aka California Rand Silver Mine, was discovered in 1919 and was worked on a major scale through the 1930s.

The South African Rand And Gold Miner ETFs

Oct 10, 2012· A crumbling rand has real implications for investors holding gold miner funds.A massive strike at platinum mines in South Africa has set off a domino …

Striking gold | The Economist

Aug 11, 2005· The strike costs 130m rand ($20m) a day in lost production. So far, this has not moved world gold prices, but, if it continues for long, it is likely to hit South Africa's already struggling gold ...

Gold miners begin strike in South Africa | Financial Times

Thousands of miners in South Africa's gold sector downed tools on Tuesday as a fresh wave of industrial unrest hit the struggling mining sector in Africa's largest economy.. The strike was ...

GOLD MINERS' PHTHISIS AND SOME OF THE DANGERS TO …

Gold miners' phthisis, therefore, kills men when they are still comparatively young, usually before they reach, the age of 40 years. In order to extract the gold the crushed rock is placed in, huge zinc vats several yards long and many feet deep, into ' which a solution of cyanide of potassium is pumped. l Potassium cyanide slowly dissolves gold.

Baruch Hirson: The General Strike of 1922 - Marxists

Nonetheless, the white working class of South Africa suffered a major defeat in 1922, even though the action had been confined mainly to miners, and mostly on the Rand. This boded ill for the Labour Party, which emerged from the strike with little glory, for the miners who were crushed, and for the Communist Party which was reduced to a small sect.

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Jan 11, 2015· Everything you need to know about the South African gold miners' strike Africa's largest economy braces for the fallout. ... Such a deal would land the workers between 5,300 and 5,325 rand a …

Tracing the 1922 Strike | The Heritage Portal

Jul 14, 2019· Known as the 1922 Miners' Strike, Rand Revolt or even Red Revolt, occurring merely five years after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, it remains the greatest violent political upheaval on the Witwatersrand (Rand). Although the Rand has changed almost beyond recognition, many of the historical sites exist, to provide a glimpse of that ...

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1913 General Strike – white labour's great (if only temporary) victory over the state-capital . ... White miners returned to work on the Rand gold mines fully conscious of the position .

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

Aug 16, 1987· The strike, which began Sunday night, crossed an important threshold Thursday when the police, using rubber bullets and tear gas, evicted 300 miners at …

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Gold miners downed tools after wage negotiations failed and over 100,000 miners went on strike 2011 South Africa's mining industry is largest contributor to economic transformation through widespread black economic empowerment transactions 2016 Fatalities in the industry fall to lowest level in history of South African mining 2017

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Jan 15, 2019· At Sibanye-Stillwater, some 15,000 gold miners are already on strike, and it looks like the palladium and platinum miners are on their heels. ... action at Sibanye-Stillwater's platinum operations around Rustenburg in support of the current strike at the mine's gold operations on the West Rand and in the Free State.

SA gold miners strike for better pay - IOL | News that ...

Sep 04, 2013· SA gold miners strike for better pay. Carletonville - Thousands of South African gold miners went on strike on Tuesday after wage talks broke down, threatening to …

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1946 | Encyclopedia.com

Miners' Strike. South Africa 1946. Synopsis. In August 1946 the African Mine Workers Union (AMWU) in South Africa called a strike of black miners in the country's Witwatersrand gold producing region. The strike was the first widespread action taken by African workers since 1920.

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Jan 24, 2013· The Gold Rush conjures up images of thousands of "'49ers" heading west in wagons to strike it rich in California, but many of the first prospectors actually arrived by ship—and few of them ...

Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922 | Encyclopedia.com

Workers at 32 of the 45 mines on the Rand had participated in the strike. Hundreds of workers were arrested, tried, imprisoned, or deported. A total of 1,248 miners on strike were wounded and nine were killed. Although the strike failed to force a raise in wages, it was noted to have been a historical event that catalyzed the Anti-Apartheid ...

The Underground Route to Mining: Afrikaners and the ...

of Afrikaner miners underground in the gold mining6 I industry.n short, as 4 E. N. Katz, A Trade Union Aristocracy : A History of White Workers in the Transvaal and the General Strike of igi3 (Johannesburg, 1976), 38, n. 72, 55-6, 339, 464.

The lead-up to the 1922 Rand Revolt - Mining Weekly

Aug 16, 2013· The strike officially began after the last shift on the night of January 9, although the coal miners officially went on strike over a five shilling wage dispute a week earlier.

Rand Rebellion 1922 | South African History Online

The New Year marked a strike on the collieries of the Transvaal. Strikes soon spread to the gold mines of the Reef, especially those in the East Rand, when electrical power workers and those in engineering and foundry occupations followed suit. By January 10, stoppage of …

South Africa's Lonmin miners accept pay rise to end strike ...

Sep 18, 2012· An illegal strike by 15,000 workers at the KDC West mine operated by Gold Fields, the world's fourth largest bullion producer, continued on Tuesday …

(PDF) Cornish Miners and the Witwatersrand Gold Mines in ...

Cornish miners remained a vital influence at the diamond mines until 1908 when the Kimberley and Dutoitspan mines were shut down and several thousand workers were discharged. Many of these Cornishmen returned to Cornwall or went to Australia, while others moved on to the Rand gold mines.

Strikes spread in South African mines - World Socialist ...

Sep 11, 2012· Gold Fields reported it has received demands from the KDC West strikers for salaries of 12,500 rand a month, or about $1,500, the same amount being demanded by the Marikana miners. About 400 Gold ...

South African Black Miners Start Strike in Gold and Coal ...

Aug 10, 1987· The gold price, which has risen more than $100 an ounce since last August, ended the week at $464 an ounce - $8 an ounce down from the previous …