Aug 11, 1987· JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Nearly a quarter of a million black miners stayed away from work Monday in South Africa`s biggest legal strike over wages since the National Party government came to ...
By the time a deal was reached, the strike had become the longest and most costly in South African history. 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.
The strike by the African mine workers was noted to have been a historical event that catalyzed the Anti-Apartheid Movement; the participants of the strike were named as the forerunners of the freedom strikers of 1 May 1950 and the protest strike on 26 June 1950.
The GDP of South Africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production (25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike) in 50 years.   It was the first contraction since 2009. 
The public sector strikes have involved more workers and in 2010 resulted in South Africa having a higher number of workdays lost per 1000 workers than the UK had in 1979 – the winter of discontent or during their miners' strike in the early 1980's.
Oct 08, 2012· AngloGold released a statement Monday saying that the strikes at its six operations in South Africa continue to be affected by the strikes. The company obtained an interdict to declare the strike ...
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.
The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South African …
The strike was considered a seminal event in modern South African history, and was followed by similar strikes at other mines across South Africa, events which collectively made 2012 the most protest-filled year in the country since the end of apartheid.
Meanwhile, however, the Guardian, a progressive South African weekly, the only paper which totally supported the strike, was sued by four mining companies for 40,000 pounds for publishing the Unions memorandum on the grounds that it was false and that the recruiting of mine labourers would be hindered.
Mar 13, 2014· A short bio on the mine strikes in South African history and the consequences. South Africa is the world leader in mining and the country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources.
Aug 17, 2012· MARIKANA, South Africa — The police fired on machete-wielding workers engaged in a wildcat strike at a platinum mine here on Thursday, leaving a field strewed with bodies and a deepening fault ...
This article reflects on the issue of strikes in South Africa, drawing from the terrible catastrophic incident which happened at Lonmin Mine where thirty-four (34) people w ere killed during August 2012.
The strike also hurt output in manufacturing, which makes up about 15% of the economy locally and about 40% of global production of the precious metal, which is used for catalytic converters in vehicles and is a key source of hard currency for South Africa.
Workers in South Africa strike against union bashing at Lanxess mine 03.10.2018 Mineworkers at a Lanxess chrome mine in South Africa are striking against union bashing and strongly condemn the management's refusal to recognize the union.
Miners' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellion—sometimes known as the Rand Revolt—that pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.