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Action Report Industrial Annual Department of Labour

13 Sep 2013 8 Figure 6 Protected and un protected strikes in South Africa 2012 9 Figure 7 Distribution of work stoppages by industry 2011 and 2012 12 It is reported that after the miners at Marikana won a handsome pay rise 75 000 miners chiefly of Anglo American Platinum the world 39 s largest platinum mine

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Recent strikes in South Africa 39 s platinum group metal mines USGS

Yager T R Soto Viruet Yadira and Barry J J 2012 Recent strikes in South Africa 39 s platinum group metal accounted for 74 percent of the world 39 s platinum mine production 38 percent of the world 39 s palladium production company fired 12 000 striking workers and confirmed labor strikes at its Union and Amandelbult

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12 000 sacked as S Africa mine strike turns deadly ABC News

6 Oct 2012 The world 39 s largest platinum producer sacks 12000 striking South African miners and a union leader is shot dead in the country 39 s latest unrest

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South Africa profile Timeline BBC News BBC com

2012 October Platinum mine owner Amplats fires 12 000 striking miners as wave of wildcat strikes shows little sign of abating 2013 December Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 Tributes to quot the father of the nation quot flood in from throughout the world Trouble for Zuma 2013 March The anti corruption ombudsman heavily nbsp

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South Africa miners protest mass sacking South Africa News Al

6 Oct 2012 South Africa miners protest mass sacking In all about 75 000 miners are currently on strike in the gold and platinum sectors analysts say AFP Hundreds of the 12 000 miners fired by the world 39 s largest platinum producer in South Africa have gathered to protest their dismissal and mourn a colleague killed nbsp

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South Africa from Marikana to the Numsa moment – International

10 Oct 2014 Charlie Kimber On 16 August 2012 South African police shot and killed 34 striking workers at the Lonmin mine near Rustenburg The massacre Amplats 39 s mine production In early October the company fired 12 000 striking workers and confirmed labour strikes at its Union and Amandelbult operations

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Lonmin miners strike again in South Africa Reuters

18 Oct 2012 Gold Fields said most miners returned to work at its strike hit South African operations on Thursday but a new walkout at Lonmin 39 s Marikana platinum mine The world 39 s platinum producer also said it was open to discussing the fate of the 12 000 miners already dismissed at its Rustenburg operations nbsp

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Marikana killings Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre started as a wildcat strike at a mine owned by Lonmin in the Marikana area close to Rustenburg South Africa in 2012 The event garnered international attention following a series of violent incidents between the South African Police Service Lonmin security and members of the National Union of nbsp

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NUM calls for coal miners 39 strike Fin24

30 Sep 2015 South Africa 39 s economy beset by power shortages relies on coal for its electricity and is also a major exporter to Europe and Asia Utility Eskom 39 s old and mostly coal fired power plants struggle to produce enough electricity to meet demand quot We have the certificate to strike and will give the companies nbsp

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2012 SA mining strikes for dummies Daily Maverick

18 Oct 2012 Anglo American Platinum the world 39 s largest producer had suspended operations due to safety risks It has fired 12 000 striking miners who refused to return to work and with attendance so low most Rustenburg operations are unable to function It had lost R1 1 billion in revenue by 12 October Atlatsa nbsp

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Report on the recent South African miners 39 strike Libcom

12 Mar 2012 Report on the recent 6 week wildcat strike at Impala Platinum 39 s Rustenberg operation the biggest platinum mine in the world including a timeline and a bit of background information The wildcat strike at Rustenberg the biggest platinum mine in the world has ended Production resumed Monday the 5th

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mining protest on News24

2013 01 14 12 13 Blacks on average support more non working dependents than whites so it is not surprising that SA is reeling from wage strikes says the SAIRR 2012 08 20 16 32 Lonmin the world 39 s third largest platinum miner has said workers on a wildcat strike who fail to report for duty on Tuesday could be fired

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2014 South African platinum strike longest wage strike in South Africa

In return the platinum companies called the workers 39 demands of R12 000 impractical and refused to go beyond a 10 percent wage increase The strikes took place in the Rustenburg area in the North West Province and affected all major platinum producers especially Lonmin These mines lost about 40 percent of platinum nbsp

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South African company fires 12 000 striking miners CNN CNN com

5 Oct 2012 South African mining giant Anglo American Platinum said Friday that it has fired about 12 000 striking workers who declined to attend disciplinary hearings Workers at the company 39 s Rustenburg South Africa mine have been on strike for three weeks The company called for disciplinary hearings for the nbsp

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South African mine owner Amplats fires 12 000 workers BBC News

5 Oct 2012 The world 39 s biggest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum has fired 12 000 striking South African miners after a protracted strike over wages Amplats said three weeks of illegal strikes by 28 000 workers in Rustenburg had cost it 700m rand 82m £51m in revenue South African mining has been nbsp

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Prospecting for solutions The challenges of South Africa 39 s mining

16 May 2013 After the Marikana Massacre other major standoffs between mining companies and mine workers surfaced A few months later platinum mining giant Anglo American Platinum Amplats dismissed 12 000 striking workers in the face of an illegal strike 31 They were eventually reinstated with a ZAR 2 000 nbsp

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8 100 South African mine workers fired CNN CNN com

24 Oct 2012 The firings at Gold Fields Limited mark the latest incident in a wave of sometimes violent labor unrest that has wracked South Africa 39 s mining sector the country 39 s biggest industry for nearly two months Another company Anglo American Platinum fired about 12 000 striking workers who declined to nbsp

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Anglo American Platinum sacks 12 000 striking South African miners

5 Oct 2012 Staff fired by text and email after three week strike while two deaths reported amid latest unrest The world 39 s biggest platinum producer has sacked 12 000 workers by text message and email at its largest South African platinum mine following three weeks of strikes over pay and working conditions

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Amplats fires 12 000 South African miners as man dies in violence

5 Oct 2012 Platinum giant Amplats fired 12000 workers just hours after the violence afflicting South Africa 39 s mining industry claimed another life Amplats the world 39 s biggest platinum producer said that its lost production thus far amounts to 39 000 ounces of the metal representing some Rand 700m £50m of lost nbsp

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South Africa labor unrest spreads 41 200 miners strike Fox News

10 Sep 2012 Labor unrest spread in South Africa on Monday with a wildcat strike by more than 10000 workers halting operations at a gold mine while few workers reported for duty in the fourth week of a violent stoppage over poor pay at the world 39 s third largest platinum mine

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Kitco Exclusive News

Alex Létourneau Recap Of The Major Mines Impacted By The South African Mine Strikes 8 October 2012 11 40 a m By Alex Létourneau of Kitco News http www kitco com nbsp

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Strike begins at the world 39 s biggest platinum mines Business M amp G

23 Jan 2014 A strike over pay by at least 70 000 workers in South Africa at the world 39 s biggest platinum mines started on Thursday 39 s early shift The union said it will maintain the walkout until its demand that wages for the lowest paid entry level miners are more than doubled to R12 500 a month is met South Africa 39 s nbsp

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How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa

19 Oct 2012 The latest news from the labour front is that 12 000 workers were fired on October 12 by Angloplats for a wildcat strike it is likely most will be rehired in coming days if an above inflation wage settlement is reached and thousands of others are threatened by the mining houses Jacob Zuma 39 s government is nbsp

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South Africa Wildcat strike wave sept oct 2012 despite gate

10 Oct 2012 Anglo American Platinum Amplats the world 39 s largest platinum producer fired 12 000 striking South African miners Friday as the transnational corporations the African National Congress government and the COSATU union federation sought to quell a growing wave of wildcat strikes The mass firing was nbsp

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MINING ENERGY AND LOW CARBON ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA A PLATINUM

15 Jun 2016 South Africa 39 s electricity mix is heavily based on coal fired power plants which account for South Africa benefits from the world 39 s largest deposits of platinum group metals PGMs with 63 000 tonnes paid per worker employed in the South African mining sector grew by 12 per annum over five years

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Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012 South African History Online

16 Aug 2017 On 16 August 2012 the South African Police Service SAPS opened fire on a crowd of striking mineworkers at Marikana in the North West Province The police killed 34 South Africa is world 39 s third biggest producer of platinum one of the highest trading resources on the market Lonmin had 28 000 nbsp

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South Africa and the Marikana effect Macleans ca

16 Oct 2012 At a city supermarket in the city the price of apples has jumped 27 per cent since the truck drivers 39 strike began Last week Anglo American Platinum Ltd the world 39 s largest producer of platinum fired 12 000 striking workers The company claims to have lost US 80 million in revenue since striking started

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Anglo American Platinum fires 12 000 workers MINING com

5 Oct 2012 Anglo American Platinum Amplats the world 39 s largest platinum producer has fired 12 000 workers taking part in a three week illegal strike after following through on tough talk over wildcat stoppages in South African mines The move comes after two months of labour unrest that has spread from mines to nbsp

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