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Striking S.African mineworkers defiant on wage offer

South Africa's platinum mineworkers crowded into a stadium near the mining town of Rustenburg on Thursday in a defiant mood following a new wage offer from employers hoping to end

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Elections and Miners Strike South African Popular Front

South Africa's ruling Tripartite Alliance a "popular front" composed of the bourgeois nationalist ANC, the reformist South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is confronted by popular discontent fueled by workers' strikes and "service delivery protests" in the townships against the degradation of public services.

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Marikana massacre explained

The Marikana massacre, which took place on 16 August 2012, was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The shootings have been described as a massacre in the South African media and have been compared to the Sharpeville massacre in 1960. The incident took place on the 25-year anniversary of a nationwide South African miners' strike.

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Miners victorious in South Africa Counterfire

Black labour in post-apartheid South Africa has entered a new era of independent trade unionism and militant class struggle, argues Neil FaulknerT he 25,000 miners at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine won the most important working-class victory since the end of apartheid.On 16 August, the miners faced murderous state violence, with 34 miners shot and killed by police

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Transformation forum fights Sibanye-Stillwater/Lonmin merger · The Mining Forum of South Africa, or MFSA, an organisation that seeks to be an agent of transformation in the mining industry of South Africa, has rejected recommendations made by the Competition Commission of South Africa to the Competition Tribunal to approve the merger between

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Royal Bafokeng faces miners' strike as Lonmin fallout s

On Wednesday, miners have laid down their tools at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum company mine near Rustenburg. Like the disgruntled employees of Lonmin

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Can Lonmin wash its hands of Marikana's blood? New

Even after the 2012 Marikana massacre in South Africa, in which 34 striking mine workers were killed by South African police during a peaceful strike at a Lonmin platinum mine, few know the name of the British company against which those mine workers had little choice but to take strike

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South African miners turn on union leadership in labor

South African miners turn on fourth wealthiest man in South Africa. His African Rainbow winners from the strike. It points out that last year, Lonmin's salary bill for

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South Africa Wildcat strike wave (sept-oct 2012) despite

2. South Africa wildcat strikes spread to more mines (Ed Stoddard and Agnieszka Flak) 3. 12,000 miners fired as South African strike wave grows (Bill Van Auken) 4. Some truckers suspend strike, bulk press on 5. It is time to pay miners a fair wage ( Choritz) 6.

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We remember the Marikana Massacre 2012 2013

Source sahistory.za Police keep watch as striking miners gather outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 15, 2012. Thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks faced off with South African police on Wednesday at Lonmin's Marikana mine after it halted production following the deaths of

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South African miners rock the ANC fifthinternational

Home > Analysis by Country > Africa > South Africa > Printer-friendly South African miners rock the ANC Keith Spencer Thu, 11/10/2012 0800 Keith Spencer Over the past two months, miners have brought production of gold and platinum in South Africa to a halt in a series of militant wildcat strikes and the strikes are spreading.

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Many South African miners accept wage deal

A majority of South African gold miners on strike accepted a new wage offer from their employers on Friday amid a wave of labor unrest that has hurt the continent's largest economy. The strike by tens

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South Africa the partial reemergence of workers

On a recognised strike since 24 October, the coalminers of Umlau, of South African Coal Mining, returned to work, but the 2,000 sacked miners of Bokoni refused to go back. The Forbes and Manhattan Coal coal mines stopped operations after a strike of 750 workers, peaceful for four weeks, became violent.

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Five-month strike wins big pay rise for miners in South

Five-month strike wins big pay rise for miners in South Africa South African platinum miners force bosses to pay up after five-month battle, writes Ken Olende Published Tue 24 Jun 2014

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This happened after a long, protracted and deathly strike in which 45 workers died, more than eighty were wounded, more than 279 were arrested and charged for various crimes including murder. This settlement deal embarrasses, first COSATU which had called the demands of the workers unreasonable and unrealisable, also the ruling ANC whose cowardly and murderous policemen shot and killed miners.

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South African miners rock the ANC Workers Power

South African miners rock the ANC Mineworkers are striking for a living wage in the face of repression from the ANC government, writes Keith Spencer. Over the last two months South African miners have halted gold and platinum production in a series of militant wildcat strikes.

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Socialism Today South Africa Marikana massacre

South Africa Marikana massacre ignites the mass movement. The scenes of armed South African police gunning down striking miners brought back memories of the brutality of the old apartheid regime. Today, however, big business is sheltering behind the state run by the African National Congress.

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Lonmin share issue confirms company's fall from grace

Lonmin share issue confirms company's fall as well as the complexities of operating in South Africa, Lonmin and other South African miners are struggling with double-digit increases

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Defend the South African Miners' Struggle!

Defend the South African Miners' Struggle! John Leslie (see supplementary note at the end of this article) On August 16, 2012, 34 striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa were murdered by South African cops during a protest; 78 more workers were wounded. A wave of anger and outrage swept South Africa

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South Africa miners call off strike News Ghana

An agreement between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and several coal sector firms has resulted in the end of a strike involving thousands of employees which lasted over a

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South Africa's Amplats fires 12,000 strikers, union leader

2012-10-05 · South Africa's Amplats fired 12,000 wildcat strikers on Friday, a high-stakes attempt by the world's biggest platinum producer to push back at a

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History of mining in South Africa The key events

History of mining in South Africa Early industrial developments. The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852, a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein, today Springbok, in the Northern Cape province.

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South Africa mines strike continues Afrik-news

South Africa mines strike continues. The striking miners have rejected a deal to return to work on Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma called on company bosses to take a salary freeze. South Africa's mining sector has been hit by a wave of recent unrest which

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Victory to South African Platinum Miners!

Victory to South African Platinum Miners! Bitter Strike in Fourth Month. A bitterly fought, five-month strike by 70,000 platinum miners organised by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has ended in victory for the workers.

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South African miners, arrested after the Marikana shooting, have been released by a Pretoria court while key players refused to sign a deal to end a deadly strike. More than a 100 miners were held in a South African jail after being charged last week under an obscure apartheid-era security law with murdering their fellow miners, after video footage indicated that police had fired on

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Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa

Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa Earlier today at least seven striking miners have been gunned down and killed by security forces at South African platinum mine. The killings are the latest in a long line of deaths during a strike that is complicated by a bitter and violent inter-union dispute over membership numbers.

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2007 South Africa miners' strike Wikipedia. The South Africa miners strike was a one-day strike by the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa over working conditions and safety in the country's mining industry.It was the first ever industry-wide miners' strike in South African history

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Agreement marks end of South Africa platinum mining

The world's top three platinum producers and the upstart union that led an unprecedented five-month strike signed an agreement on Tuesday, bringing to

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Transformation forum fights Sibanye-Stillwater/Lonmin merger · The Mining Forum of South Africa, or MFSA, an organisation that seeks to be an agent of transformation in the mining industry of South Africa, has rejected recommendations made by the Competition Commission of South Africa to the Competition Tribunal to approve the merger between

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South African platinum miners end strike, accepting pay

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana site ended their illegal six-week strike after winning raises of up to 22% in a deal critics warned could ignite a wave of pay demands and wildcat strikes across South Africa's troubled mining industry.

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