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The Gold Miners Strike On The Rand

History of South Africa's Cheap Labour Economy The 1946

Aug 21 2012By 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 Get price Get Price

Transvaal Miners General Strike 1913

The strike committee demanded reinstatement of all workers and a revised working schedule of 7 a m to 3 30 p m on weekdays and 7 a m to 12 30 p m on Saturdays The management of the mine refused to negotiate with the strike committee After hiring non-union miners Get price Get Price

Historic Arizona Rand Gold Mine

Gold Rush Expeditions Inc is proud to present the Historic Arizona Rand Gold Mining Claim for sale This is a 20 acre lode mining claim for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions Inc The Arizona Rand is located just outside of Bullhead City Arizona and has been properly staked and marked at Get price Get Price

South African miners strike for higher wages 1946

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 Get price Get Price


Aug 10 2005But the NUM says that since both gold prices and the value of the rand have shot up over the past two years the miners - who often work in 40C heat up to 3km below ground - deserve a bigger share of the returns And a second union Solidarity looks set to join the dispute Get price Get Price

South African gold loses its luster as miners eye Ghana

Aug 02 2019South Africa's largest gold producer the company's output in the first quarter of 2019 was about 104 000 oz of gold or 36% of its production in the same period of 2018 due to the impact of the five-month strike Going to Ghana South Africa's gold miners are looking for potential projects that will generate a higher return and quicker Get price Get Price


LONDON (Jan 3) - Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen jumped to their highest in months on Friday after U S air strikes in Iraq killed a senior Iranian military official U S Treasuries oil prices and gold rallied after an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters that Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed Get price Get Price

Protracted strike in South Africa gold mines would hurt

Sep 03 2013By Pascal Fletcher PRETORIA (Reuters) - A protracted strike in South Africa's gold industry would harm Africa's largest economy and the government is ready to intervene to bring parties together the mining minister said on Tuesday Gold miners were set to strike Get price Get Price

Industry news

South Africa Union Seeks 12 500 Rand Minimum for Gold Miners Bloomberg South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union plans to demand a 12 500 rand ($950) monthly minimum wage from some of the country's top gold producers in upcoming negotiations Read more 03 May 2018 Get price Get Price

The White 'Reds' of the 1922 Rand Miners' Strike

THE WHITE 'REDS' OF THE 1922 RAND MINERS' STRIKE Over the years the international media taught South Africans and the rest of the world that this country has 'always' been governed by a whole nation of Afrikaners who exerted enormous pressure on the citizens of other races However the sad and extremely violent history of the Get price Get Price

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 Get price Get Price

About 22 000 miners on Witwatersrand gold mines go on

Mar 16 2011In January 1922 some 22 000 white miners downed their tools and went on strike in what became known as the Rand Rebellion or the Red Revolt Eventually martial law was proclaimed and the Smuts government sent in the defence force which effectively crushed the general strike Get price Get Price

Paper Market Fuse Lit?🔥12 5K Platinum/Palladium Miners To

Jan 15 2019JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Monday gave notice of its intention to embark on secondary strike 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 Get price Get Price

Witwatersrand Gold Rush

Rhodes purchased the first batch of Witwatersrand gold from Bantjes for 3000 This purchase would be the first transaction of the newly formed company Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa The world's largest gold rush ever had begun and South Africa would never be the same Get price Get Price

Gold rush

Gold rush rapid influx of fortune seekers to the site of newly discovered gold deposits Major gold rushes occurred in the United States Australia Canada and South Africa in the 19th century The first major gold strike in North America occurred near Dahlonega Georgia in the late 1820s It Get price Get Price

Rand Rebellion 1922

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 Get price Get Price

About Rand Club

At the beating heart of Johannesburg's historic business district astride its plunging seam of gold stands Rand Club – a timeless South African icon Founded in 1887 in the fledgling days of Johannesburg Rand Club is the city's most enduring social institution and finest heritage venue Get price Get Price

SCVHistory LW2361

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 Get price Get Price

S Africa's gold mine strike nearing the end

Sep 06 2013South African striking gold miners were set to head back to the shafts Friday night to end a crippling strike after producers made a new wage offer Indications are the majority of mines will be back at work by this evening the Chamber of Mines which represents seven gold producers hit by a wage strike announced Get price Get Price

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