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

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

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in the mining sector. The historic Marikana Massacre proved that some of the aforementioned stakeholders showed in one way or the other their handicaps in attempts to solve the mine workers' problems in South Africa. Consequently, in recent months, incidents of violent activities have escalated across the country with none of the above stakeholders wanting to take responsibility. These ...

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

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M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15yearold Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa's first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure, and saw hundreds of thousands of men leaving their homes to become fulltime mineworkers.

History | National Union of Mineworkers

History | National Union of Mineworkers

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The history of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a history of class struggle. This struggle is embedded in the inherent contradictions that exist between capital and labour. For their own survival and dignity, the workers learned through history that unity was strength hence the logic of forming trade unions at the alone has cemented the spirit of coming together, but ...

History | South African Government

History | South African Government

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From the mid1800s, the Voortrekkers coalesced in two landlocked whiteruled republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State. The mineral revolution. 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.

Mining towns and urban sprawl in South Africa

Mining towns and urban sprawl in South Africa

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 · Mining policy in South Africa developed against the backdrop of the historical context discussed above and the decentralisation and loosening of planning. The MPRDA provides the legislative framework for the environmental impliions of mining and the planning of mine settlements. We find a glaring discrepancy between the two sets of laws. The former set is far more detailed and precise. It ...

A History of Gold Mining in South Africa, Ghana and ...

A History of Gold Mining in South Africa, Ghana and ...

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Nov 01, 2016 · Abstract. In this chapter Elbra provides an overview of the gold mining industry in Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. The chapter begins with an overview of African gold mining, its relative importance to the global economy and developing African countries and concludes with an indepth discussion of each country.

The Origin of Extractive States in Africa: The Case of the ...

The Origin of Extractive States in Africa: The Case of the ...

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Pretorius, A History of South Africa: From the Distant Past to the Present Day (Protea Books House, Pretoria, 2014) 16Wessel Visser, 'Trends in South African historiography and the present state of historical research' (Conference at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, 2004), p. 4.

The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

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mining in South Africa, undertaken for export to the Netherlands. Coal mining imposes many external costs on its surroundings and the people who live in it. Some of these can be quantified by estimates, others are difficult to estimate. Coal mining is by nature disturbing and destructive of the environment. Open cast mining removes large volumes of soil and rock overburden to get to the ...

The South African mining industry in the 1980s: Economics ...

The South African mining industry in the 1980s: Economics ...

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 · (1994). The South African mining industry in the 1980s. South African Journal of Economic History: Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 4965.

Mining Bodies: The history of the South African mining ...

Mining Bodies: The history of the South African mining ...

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 · Lesufi shared feelings of shame about the terrible history of mine labour in South Africa and expressed remorse that the Council continues to fail to achieve its target of zero fatalities in the mines despite a vast improvement. Taking a contrary stance, Lesufi argued that many of "the dumps are generally there before the communities. Communities actually encroach on the dumps." He further ...

THE HISTORY OF SILVER MINING IN THE GREATER PRETORIA ...

THE HISTORY OF SILVER MINING IN THE GREATER PRETORIA ...

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History at the University of South Africa Supervisor: Professor FA Mouton CoSupervisor: Professor JCA Boeyens February 2012 . Declaration of Authorship I declare that A History of Silver Mining in the greater Pretoria region, is my own work and that all the sources that I have used or quoted have been indied and acknowledged by means of complete references. _____ Date: 12th ...

South Africa History

South Africa History

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 · The discovery of the Witwatersrand goldfields in 1886 was a turning point in the history of South Africa. It presaged the emergence of the modern South African industrial state. Once the extent of ...

History | National Union of Mineworkers

History | National Union of Mineworkers

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The history of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a history of class struggle. This struggle is embedded in the inherent contradictions that exist between capital and labour. For their own survival and dignity, the workers learned through history that unity was strength hence the logic of forming trade unions at the alone has cemented the spirit of coming together, but ...

South Africa after Apartheid: From Township to Town

South Africa after Apartheid: From Township to Town

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But such a "black and white" reading belies the complex spatial history of townships in South Africa. Soweto itself is not a unitary place but an abbreviation for So uth We stern To wnships, a collection of over 25 townships bordering Johannesburg's mining belt to the south, which range from middleclass enclaves to informal settlements (sometimes known as shantytowns).

[PDF] The role of mining in the South African economy ...

[PDF] The role of mining in the South African economy ...

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This paper examines the contribution of three aggregate mining sectors of the South African economy to output and ~ployment over the 197097 period. The fmding of a declining importance of mining in output and employment creation must be sectorally differentiated. Gold and Uranium Mining is the chief source of these declines, while evidence for Coal and Diamond and Other Mining is more modulated.

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

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

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John Lang's authoritative history of The Chamber of Mines in South Africa2. The discovery of diamonds in 1867 gave black men chances of entering the growing cash economy, as before this farming was virtually the only employment available. In 1886, gold was found along the Witwatersrand, and this by 1914 was to make the South African gold industry the world's top producer . The South ...

Grade 8

Grade 8

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Gold mining in South Africa typically involves methods such as panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rock mining, and byproduct mining. For most effective gold mining in South Africa, the method used is hard rock mining, since reserves are typically fully encased in rock deep underground. The invention of industrial air cooling and air quality control systems saw gold mines reach unprecedented ...

Digging deep : a history of mining in South Africa, 1852 ...

Digging deep : a history of mining in South Africa, 1852 ...

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Digging deep : a history of mining in South Africa, . Responsibility. Jade Davenport. Publiion. Johannesburg ; Cape Town : Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2013. Physical description. 537 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. Available online. (Full view)