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Labour Crisis in South Africa’s Mining Sector

Labour Crisis in South Africa’s Mining Sector South Africa has been suffering from a series of wildcat strikes in the country’s strategic mining sector since 2012. This sharply affected the country’s economic growth in 2012.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector - Africa

01/04/2020  South Africa’s mining sector is particularly exposed to the spread of Covid-19. According to the Minerals Council of South Africa, the industry employs a workforce numbering almost 420,000, many of whom are underground on any given day. Some mines have thousands of men and women underground, descending into the depths in crowded “cages”.

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Analysis - South Africa's mining crisis may lead to more ...

South Africa's mining industry is being sucked into a vicious circle as labour unrest spreads from platinum to gold with steep wage demands neither sector can afford.

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South African mining deep in crisis as ANC considers ...

04/06/2013  South African mining deep in crisis as ANC considers peacekeeping force Labour disputes, union turf war and falling commodity prices rock sector

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South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis ...

08/09/2017  South Africa’s mining industry is in “crisis” as companies operating in the country have lost confidence in the sector’s minister and new investment has “frozen” due to policy and regulatory...

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South Africa’s mining industry prepares for $20 million ...

28/01/2021  JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's mining industry estimates it will cost around 300 million rand ($20 million) to help the government roll out COVID-19 vaccines to mineworkers and community members as the country battles a surge in infections, the industry body told Reuters on Thursday. The Minerals Council, which represents mining firms, offered its financial and logistical

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South African mining industry in crisis: South African ...

08/09/2017  The South African mining industry is in crisis, according to the CEO of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa - Roger Baxter. Addressing the Paydirt 2017 Africa Downunder conference in Perth Baxter, representing the Chamber of Mines said business confidence in South Africa was at its lowest levels in more than three decades.

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Mining crisis rattles South African labour movement

JOHANNESBURG - The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa’s mines shows workers’ distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of

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South Africa's mining sector in lockdown after Covid-19

Chief economist for the Minerals Council of South Africa, Henk Langenhoven, warned that the industry was set to lose R1.5bn-a-day ($86m) at a time when it can ill-afford it, in an industry that...

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Mining Sector Wages in South Africa

2.3 Labour Laws in South Africa 10 2.4 Centralised and Non-centralised Collective Bargaining in South Africa 11 2.5 Has the Collective Bargaining in South Africa Evolved Over Time (Pre- and Post-apartheid Periods)? 12 2.6 Weakness of the Wage Determination Process in South Africa 14 3. WAGES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING SECTOR 17 3.1 Worker Remuneration as a Percentage of Total

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THE MINING SECTOR, TUBERCULOSIS AND MIGRANT LABOUR IN ...

by South Africa (SA) and hence economically dependent, to a large extent, on the export of migrant labour to SA. Lesotho contributes more than 50,000 migrant workers to the South African mining industry. In fact, a recent study by Girdler-Brown et al2 shows a

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

10/10/2012  The hard truth of South Africa’s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of all costs), administered

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Breaking the deadlock: Tackling the South African labour ...

As of the end of March 2014, the wage strike in the platinum mining sector had, single-handedly, cost workers some R4.4 billion in lost wages and employers some R10 billion in lost production. This cycle of value destruction is a fundamental obstacle to tackling poverty, inequality and joblessness in South Africa. Current labour market challenges

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South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights ...

Known as Mining Indaba, the conference brings together investors from around the world to discuss mining interests in Africa. “From child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo to squalid living conditions for workers at South Africa’s Marikana mine, the mining industry is tainted with human rights abuses. Mining firms have often caused ...

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South Africa’s mining industry calls for action to end ...

14/01/2020  South Africa’s mining industry calls for action to end power crisis (Reuters U.S. – January 13, 2020) ... – South Africa’s mining industry body on Monday urged the government to bring on stream new private sector power sources to ease the power crisis that has pushed the country to the brink of recession. Struggling state-owned utility Eskom was forced to

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Engineering News - Challenges facing South Africa’s labour ...

The mining industry, in particular, has suffered severe labour relations instability since shortly before the Marikana tragedy, in August 2012, and the growing significance of a new mining

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Mining in South Africa: Industry challenges in 2020

04/04/2020  The mining industry in South Africa is complex and extensively governed by legislation and controlled by regulation, yet still, there are several issues likely to raise challenges in 2020.. These include proposed amendments to the regulations published in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) relating to

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South Africa: Mining Sector in Crisis - Sangqu - allAfrica

The mining sector needs to acknowledge it has a crisis on its hands, Chamber of Mines state intervention in the minerals sector (Sims) committee chairman Andile Sangqu said

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey - Statistics South Africa

Statistics South Africa P0211 Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Quarter 3, 2013 iv 1. Introduction The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a household-based sample survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). It collects data on the labour market activities of individuals aged 15 years and above who live in South Africa. However ...

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South Africa - Resources and power Britannica

South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals. In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and titanium. No commercially exploitable deposits of petroleum have been found, but there are moderate

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South African Labour Court Decision on OSH Binding ...

In South Africa, the mining sector was given guidance on how to ensure occupational safety and health of its mineworkers, after the judgement of the Labour Court of South Africa (Case N. J 427/2020).The case was brought by the national Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union against the public institutions dealing with the mining sector and the private employers represented by the ...

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Labour Unrest Spreads to South Africa's Gold Mining Sector ...

27/09/2012  Mining is the Backbone of South Africa’s economy Production was interrupted at six AngloGold Ashanti mines on Wednesday when more workers joined a strike, the mine said. Operations at the company’s mines West Wits, Kopanang in Carletonville, and the Vaal River regions, near Orkney, came to a standstill when workers did not report for their shifts on Tuesday night.

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

10/10/2012  The hard truth of South Africa’s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of all costs), administered price setting in water ...

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - Mandela Initiative

It analysed how the crisis on South Africa’s platinum belt that led to the massacre of 36 miners at Marikana in 2012 has revealed the current material, social and political concerns of workers in the mining industry. It considered the role of women who are often now living with their families and working alongside migrant male workers. It further explored the rural-urban interface occupied ...

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Breaking the deadlock: Tackling the South African labour ...

As of the end of March 2014, the wage strike in the platinum mining sector had, single-handedly, cost workers some R4.4 billion in lost wages and employers some R10 billion in lost production. This cycle of value destruction is a fundamental obstacle to tackling poverty, inequality and joblessness in South Africa. Current labour market challenges

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Mining in South Africa: Industry challenges in 2020

04/04/2020  The mining industry in South Africa is complex and extensively governed by legislation and controlled by regulation, yet still, there are several issues likely to raise challenges in 2020.. These include proposed amendments to the regulations published in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) relating to retrenchments, the publication of proposed

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South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis ...

08/09/2017  South Africa’s mining industry is in “crisis” as companies operating in the country have lost confidence in the sector’s minister and new investment has “frozen” due to policy and ...

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DECENT WORK AND THE CRISIS OF LABOUR LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA

case of South Africa, in the workplace and labour market at large.10 8 A. Bezuidenhout. 2008. New Patterns of Exclusion in the South African Mining Industry. In K. Bentley and A.Habib (eds), Racial Redress and citizenship in South Africa. HSRC Press, Pretoria. 9B. Hepple,2001. Equality and empowerment for decent work. International Labour ...

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Government, business and labour agree on process to ...

The leadership of South Africa’s mining industry, including government, organised labour and organised business met on Friday, 22 January 2010 under the auspices of the Mining Industry Growth, Development and Employment Task Team (MIGDETT) leadership plenary. MIGDETT was established in December 2008 to achieve two critical outcomes: * To help the industry manage the negative effects

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labour tarif for mining sector in south africa

Mining Sector Wages in South Africa - lmip.org.za. 1.4 The Changing Contribution of the South African Mining Sector 2 2. LITERATURE REVIEW 7 2.1 Wage Determination in South African Mining Sector 7 2.2 Industrial Relations in South Africa 8 2.3 Labour Laws in South Africa 10 2.4 Centralised and Non-centralised Collective Bargaining in South Africa

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Key Points Domestic Labour Strife and Mining Moderation in ...

Domestic Labour Strife and Mining Moderation in South Africa Historically, the competitive advantage of South Africa’s mining industry was in its access to low cost utilities and lower wages in the sector. Rising demand for residential housing, competitive bidding by labour unions in an environment of falling productivity, and a commodity cycle characterized by a fall in metals prices are ...

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Labour Unrest Spreads to South Africa's Gold Mining Sector ...

27/09/2012  Mining is the Backbone of South Africa’s economy Production was interrupted at six AngloGold Ashanti mines on Wednesday when more workers joined a strike, the mine said. Operations at the company’s mines West Wits, Kopanang in Carletonville, and the Vaal River regions, near Orkney, came to a standstill when workers did not report for their shifts on Tuesday night.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector - Africa

In South Africa, this is exacerbated by the fact that the mining labour force remains migrant, with constant movement between the gold fields and platinum belt and Lesotho, Mozambique and the Eastern Cape. In addition, the average age in the industry’s workforce is over 40, increasing their vulnerability to an illness that poses a greater risk the older the infected person is.

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The mining industry strike wave: what are the causes and ...

10/10/2012  The hard truth of South Africa’s mining industry is that it is characterised by the stringent, inflexible economics of being global commodity price takers, critically dependent on the Rand/Dollar exchange rate, whilst simultaneously being constrained by a largely fixed and inflexible input cost structure composed of labour costs (50% plus of all costs), administered price setting in water ...

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SA mining industry, government and unions ‘agree to s...

08/04/2020  The mining sector accounts for about 8% of South Africa’s GDP and employs close to 450,000 workers. On average, each miner has eight to 10

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South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis ...

08/09/2017  South Africa’s mining industry is in “crisis” as companies operating in the country have lost confidence in the sector’s minister and new investment has “frozen” due to policy and ...

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South Africa’s migrant labour system - Oxford Scholarship

This chapter discusses South Africa's migrant labour system. It traces the history of this labour system from its origins in the diamond mines during the 1870s. It details the organization of labour supply to maintain the monopsonistic power of the Chamber of Mines, which became a central feature of South Africa’s emerging industrial economy; the changing pattern of migrant labour for gold ...

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DECENT WORK AND THE CRISIS OF LABOUR LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA

case of South Africa, in the workplace and labour market at large.10 8 A. Bezuidenhout. 2008. New Patterns of Exclusion in the South African Mining Industry. In K. Bentley and A.Habib (eds), Racial Redress and citizenship in South Africa. HSRC Press, Pretoria. 9B. Hepple,2001. Equality and empowerment for decent work. International Labour ...

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Learn more about child labour in mining (IPEC)

Child labour in gold mining. Gold mining is extremely dangerous work for children. Yet still today, tens of thousands are found in the small-scale gold mines of Africa, Asia and South America. Children work both above and under ground. In the tunnels and mineshafts they risk death from explosions, rock falls, and tunnel collapse. They breathe air filled with dust and sometimes toxic gases ...

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labour tarif for mining sector in south africa

Mining Sector Wages in South Africa - lmip.org.za. 1.4 The Changing Contribution of the South African Mining Sector 2 2. LITERATURE REVIEW 7 2.1 Wage Determination in South African Mining Sector 7 2.2 Industrial Relations in South Africa 8 2.3 Labour Laws in South Africa 10 2.4 Centralised and Non-centralised Collective Bargaining in South Africa

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