mining unions in south africa

mining unions in south africa

  • National Union of Mineworkers (South Africa) - Wikipedia

    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union in South Africa. With a membership of 300,000 it is the largest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions. It was founded in 1982 as a black mine workers union by Cyril Ramaphosa and grew rapidly, winning bargaining recognition from the Chamber of Mines in 1983.: 51

  • Country: South Africa
  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

  • South African labour: Unions at war - mining

    2013-12-18  The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (Numsa) has “declared war” on its sister union, the National Union of Minerworkers (NUM), and by extension, the country’s biggest trade ...

  • Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union - Wikipedia

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) was formed in Mpumalanga, South Africa, in 1998 as a breakaway faction of the COSATU-affiliated National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). It was formally registered as a union in 2001. According to Mining Weekly, the union sees itself as distinct from NUM in that it is "apolitical and noncommunist".

  • Country: South Africa
  • National Union of Mineworkers labour union, South Africa ...

    In South Africa: The unraveling of apartheid a massive strike by the National Union of Mineworkers, and saboteurs caused an increasing number of deaths and injuries.The economy suffered severe strain from the costs of sanctions, administering apartheid, and military adventurism, especially in

  • South Africa mining unions reject latest offer from gold ...

    In the fight for fair salary wages, South African mining unions aren’t backing down. On Monday, the unions rejected the first pay offer presented by gold mining companies, sticking to their demand for a wage increase of more than 80 percent, according to Bloomberg. “We want the money,” said Livhuwani Mammburu, a spokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers on Monday.

  • South African mining unions going for gold - Moneyweb

    2015-06-14  JOHANNESBURG – From June 22, all eyes will be on South Africa’s gold mining sector as wage negotiations kick off. It is no secret that the whole mining industry has endured a

  • Trade Unions in South Africa - Roles and Responsibilities

    In South Africa trade unions were stared towards the dusk of 19th century but the early trade unions were formed for racially white workers. Thanks to continuous struggle for rights of black workers which was also part of the anti apartheid movement, union registration and

  • South Africa Mining Union Suffers Blow Ahead of Platinum ...

    2019-04-18  Platinum executives in South Africa may be breathing a little easier, after one of the biggest and most-aggressive mining unions lost a battle

  • South African Mining Union Threatens Year-Long Strike ...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Members of South Africa’s AMCU mining union are ready to strike for a year if necessary and would bring the platinum belt to a standstill if Impala Platinum carries out plans to cut up to 13,400 jobs, the union’s president said on Thursday. Joseph Mathunjwa, who led a five-month strike in 2014, []

  • Trade unions in South Africa - Wikipedia

    The union grew to a membership of 53,000 by 1961, but was driven underground, and for a decade black unionism was again virtually silenced in South Africa.H In 1979 the Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU) was formed, with the Council of Unions of South Africa (CUSA) being created in the following year.

  • South Africa mining unions reject latest offer from gold ...

    In the fight for fair salary wages, South African mining unions aren’t backing down. On Monday, the unions rejected the first pay offer presented by gold mining companies, sticking to their demand for a wage increase of more than 80 percent, according to Bloomberg. “We want the money,” said Livhuwani Mammburu, a spokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers on Monday.

  • South African Mining - Mining Africa

    Coal Mining in South Africa. South Africa is one of the top five coal exporting countries in the world. More than a quarter of the coal mined in South Africa is exported and it is the country’s third largest source of foreign income. As in 2004 the coal and lignite industry of South Africa provided over 50,000 jobs and generated nearly R40 ...

  • Mining in SA - Minerals Council South Africa

    Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centred on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. The country’s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the gold rush on the world-famous Witwatersrand.

  • Witwatersrand Gold Rush - Wikipedia

    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. News spread around the world and prospectors from Australia to ...

  • The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union ...

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) Collections in the Archives. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)

  • South Africa’s largest union backs mine ... - mining

    2011-06-08  NUM is the largest union and represents the majority of workers in South Africa’s mining industry. Through its affiliation with the Congress of South African Trade Unions it is also part of the ...

  • South Africa’s Largest Mining Union Seeks Wage Hike From ...

    2019-09-16  The largest miners’ union in South Africa, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), has declared a dispute with mining giants Amplats and Sibanye-Stillwater. Even after almost three months of negotiations, these companies have refused to

  • South African Mining Union Threatens Year-Long Strike ...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Members of South Africa’s AMCU mining union are ready to strike for a year if necessary and would bring the platinum belt to a standstill if Impala Platinum carries out plans to cut up to 13,400 jobs, the union’s president said on Thursday. Joseph Mathunjwa, who led a five-month strike in 2014, []

  • Grade 10 - The South African War and Union South African ...

    South Africa before and in the build up to 1899, or the background to the South African War, with a focus on mining capitalism; The South African War, 1899-1902; The Union of South Africa, 1910 ‘South African War (a.k.a. the Anglo-Boer War) remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa’s history. It was an ...

  • Union That Disrupted S. African Mining Faces ...

    2019-04-24  South Africa’s Labor Department said it intends to deregister one of the country’s biggest and most aggressive mining unions, just weeks before crucial platinum-industry wage talks are ...

  • South African platinum mine shut down after deadly union ...

    2012-08-14  South African platinum mine shut down after deadly union clashes ... South Africa remains a major producer of platinum, coal and gold, but the industry has been hit

  • Wage talks begin in South Africa's shrinking ... - mining

    2018-07-11  South Africa’s biggest gold producers and mining unions start wage talks Wednesday against the backdrop of stark declines in the industry that was once the world’s largest. The National Union ...

  • S. Africa unions decry fatalities as six die ... - mining

    2018-07-16  (Bloomberg) — South Africa’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Co.’s copper operation. Sunday’s ...

  • Decline of Biggest South African Union Rattles Mine Industry

    2016-04-18  The decline of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers is eroding one of the pillars of the post-apartheid economy and deepening woes plaguing the country’s biggest export industry.

  • South Africa Unions Decry Fatalities as Six Die at Copper ...

    2018-07-16  South Africa’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Co.’s copper operation. Sunday’s accident brings ...

  • MiningWeekly Breaking News Real-Time Mining News

    By: Tasneem Bulbulia 28th October 2019 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds has sold the 20.72 ct diamond recovered from its Kareevlei mine, in South Africa, in September, for $236 000, or $11 389/ct ...

  • Leader of militant South African mining union re-elected ...

    2019-09-20  South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday re-elected as its president Joseph Mathunjwa, known for his

  • Union That Disrupted S. African Mining Faces ...

    2019-04-24  South Africa’s Labor Department said it intends to deregister one of the country’s biggest and most aggressive mining unions, just weeks before crucial platinum-industry wage talks are ...

  • Unions raise concern over increase in mining fatalities

    Unions raise concern over increase in mining fatalities The Chamber of Mines records 76 deaths in mine-related accidents between January and October 2017. BL PREMIUM . 07 November 2017 -

  • S. Africa unions decry fatalities as six die ... - mining

    2018-07-16  (Bloomberg) — South Africa’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Co.’s copper operation. Sunday’s ...

  • Grade 10 - The South African War and Union South African ...

    South Africa before and in the build up to 1899, or the background to the South African War, with a focus on mining capitalism; The South African War, 1899-1902; The Union of South Africa, 1910 ‘South African War (a.k.a. the Anglo-Boer War) remains the most terrible and destructive modern armed conflict in South Africa’s history. It was an ...

  • Mining and minerals in South Africa

    2012-08-16  South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world production and reserves, and South African mining companies are key players in the global industry.

  • Union Mine, Rustenburg - Mining Technology Mining News ...

    Anglo American Platinum (85%) and Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community (15%) Union Mine is located in the Rustenburg district, 15km west of the Northam town in the Limpopo and North West provinces of South Africa. The mine contains platinum group metals (PMG). The mine operates under a mining right

  • Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green Paper ...

    Written Submissions Publication of Discussion Document on Minerals and Mining Policy for South Africa, November 1995. Received 62 written submissions including 12 statements setting forth a vision for South Africa's mineral policy.

  • South Africa: Union protests Glencore malpractices ...

    2018-04-26  26 April, 2018Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), marched to Glencore's office in Johannesburg on 25 April, protesting against the mining giant’s workers’ and human rights abuses. The