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2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in South Africa In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also allowed by legislation to embark on strikes when disputes with their employers arise.
mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 197098 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sector's GDPin 1998.
20131022&ensp·&enspunions as well as illegal wild strikes (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012 Reuters, 2012). Within the mining sector, the gold mining industry in South Africa not only holds historical value but has also contributed on average 21.1% per annum of the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important
20191119&ensp·&enspAccording to a judgement handed down by the South Gauteng High Court in May 2016, South Africa's gold mining industry "left in its trail tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of current and former underground mineworkers who suffered from debilitating and incurable silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis".
2015122&ensp·&enspi LABOUR AND WORK CONDITIONS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY STATUS AND RECOMMENDATIONS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Productivity has been deteriorating on construction sites due to labour unrest, leading to a negative impact on the cost and quality of construction as well as the livelihood and morale of workers.
In recent years, strikes in South Africa have become turbulent. Today the Farlam Commission is hearing evidence of the 2012 strike on the platinum belt that was characterised by extreme use of violence on all sides. Mining companies, Lonmin, AngloPlat and Implats, assisted by the South African police, displayed aggressive behaviour towards
20191021&ensp·&enspWHAT IS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING IN SOUTH AFRICA? SPEAKER Nimrod Zalk, Industrial Development Policy and Strategy Advisor, Department of Trade and Industry Focus of presentation: Manufacturing allows for an increased share of nonagricultural employment growth in the country There is a strong correlation between growth in
South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 0,1 of a percentage point to 29,1% in Q3 of 2019. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by Statistics South Africa, this is the highest unemployment rate since Stats SA started measuring unemployment using the QLFS in 2008.
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. Kumba Iron Ore's massive operations in the Northern Cape include Sishen Mine and Kolomela Mine.
20121116&ensp·&enspTwo interesting new articles on the selforganised wave of strikes in South Africa that has now spread from the mines to the farms (selforganised militancy began in the shack settlements in 2004). With militant mass strikes organised outside of the unions many sense that new political possibilities are in the air.
2017321&ensp·&enspSeveral challenges have plagued the South African mining industry in particular over the past few years – a key driver of the country's economy. Besides declining commodity prices, labour union rivalry escalated labour issues, resulting in one of the more prolonged and violent strikes in
damage, but the possible reaction by investors in the mining industry towards South Africa. Investor condence is likely to be, at least, temporarily harmed, in which case it would take many years for the e¤ects of the strike to disappear. We conduct our analysis using a dynamic CGE model of South Africa. JEL codes: C68, J52
201491&ensp·&enspAdvoe Ilene Power is one of South Africa's experts on labour law. The 2012 strikes were unprocedural and caused many a HR Manager in the industry sleepless nights. The rule of law was not adhered to and the strikers simply carried on, creating more momentum with each passing day.