labour relations in the gold mine industry in south africa since 2000

v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African gold ...

and labour utilization on the mining industry, and the gold sector in particular, are quite evident. This is confirmed by EY (2014), who state that productivity on cost and volume bases has been declining since 2000, and various companies have engaged in different cost-cutting exercises. EY (2014) emphasized that the mining industry needs to regain

The centrality of labor time in South African gold mining ...

Labor time, as a dimension of South African mining labor history, has been ignored, both conceptually and historically. This article remedies this yawning gap by presenting primary and secondary evidence which demonstrates the centrality of labor time in South African gold mines since the discovery of gold in 1886.

(DOC) the impact of labour relations in the mining sector ...

The crisis has also exposed the fragility of labour relations and the weaknesses of traditional unions in an industry that employs about 500,000 people. The outlook for gold and platinum sectors is bleak. South Africa’s gold mines are among the world`s deepest and mature shafts have become more challenging and expensive to operate.

7 THE GOLD OF MIGRANT LABOUR - Home South African ...

South African mines Th agreemene . t ended this March, just when the Tanganyika labour quot waas due to reach the record figure of 12,000. For too long in South Africa, 'Nativ hae policy bees n base' d on the maxim that wha its good for the gold mines must b e good for South Africa Th Chambee . or Minef s will a hav greaet

National Labour Law Profile: South Africa

When gold and diamonds were discovered, mining activity in South Africa rapidly increased. The booming mining industry brought with it an influx of labour and workers to the mines. The first South African trade union was, the Carpenters’ and Joiners’ Union was established in 1881, largely to protect the interests of skilled foreign workers ...

Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Anglo Gold Ashanti, Sibayane Gold Ltd, Harmony Gold Mining Co., First Uranium, and Peninsula Energy own or control most of the uranium-from-gold mining processing plants in South Africa. Though uranium production in South Africa showed a decrease from 711t in 2000 to 579t in 2010, in 2011 930t were produced with a forecast of 2,000t by 2020. [29]

Migration in Southern Africa

northern parts of the country, as well as outside the country. Before 1943, labour was recruited for Namibian mines and farms from Ovamboland, South Africa, Lesotho, Angola and Botswana. The total on the diamond mines in 1925 was 7,000 (3,000 from South Africa, 2,000 from Ovamboland, 1,350 from Botswana and 250 from Lesotho).

Key Points Domestic Labour Strife and Mining

and weakening global demand, putting additional burden on South Africa’s already high unemployment rate of around 24 percent. According to figures from Statistics South Africa, the mining sector shed 20000 jobs since July 2012, while mining value added 3.1 percent lower in 2012 than in 2011.

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

The Rand Rebellion/ Revolt saw white mine workers protest the industry’s attempt to replace semi-skilled white men with cheap black labour leaving about 200 people dead, more than 1,000 injured, 15,000 men out of work and a slump in gold production.

Wage Talks Begin in South Africa's Shrinking Gold Industry ...

Jul 11, 2018  South Africa’s biggest gold producers and mining unions start wage talks Wednesday against the backdrop of stark declines in the industry

South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one ...

Feb 09, 2020  I mean a lot of the-- a lot of the legislation to dispossess black people of land was in order to create cheap labor for South African gold mines. Bill Whitaker: You grew up in a small mining town ...

South African mine strikes spread - The Globe and Mail

Sep 12, 2012  In total, three of South Africa's largest mines are now at a standstill because of worsening labour unrest, with about 43,000 workers on strike or staying away from work.

Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

USD 2.5 billion. In 2017, South Deep produced 281 KOZ of gold instead of the expected 315 KOZ. In mid-2018, after two labor restructurings at the end of 2017, it was reported that it was unable to quantify the impact of the large-scale restructuring on production in 2019 and later. Can the gold industry return to˜the golden age? 7

New report: ILO says global number of child labourers down ...

Sep 23, 2013  Child labour among girls fell by 40 % since 2000, compared to 25 % for boys. Agriculture remains by far the most important sector where child labourers can be found (98 million children, or 59%), but the problems are not negligible in services (54 million) and industry (12 million) – mostly in the informal economy.

Book 3: Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of ...

Cheap African migrant labour was available in large quantities. This was an important factor in the early and rapid development of the Rand gold mines. By making capital in the mining industry, African labourers put South Africa on the world map. However, the reserves were deprived of a vital factor - men.

Child Labor in African Mines: Where Are We Now? Africa ...

Jul 20, 2016  The International Labor Organization’s Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (1999) and the accompanying Recommendation 190 called for the prohibition and elimination of the employment of children in mines and quarries across the world; Article 32 of UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the ...

Unemployment and the Labor Market

evident in the case of labor market legislation. South Africa’s labor legis-lation comprises two main statutes: the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). The LRA was one of the first major statutes passed by the new government that assumed office in 1994.

Labour Relations Amendment Act - Gov

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol. 590 Cape Town 18 August 2014 No. 37921 THE PRESIDENCY No. 629 18 August 2014 It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:– Act No. 6 of 2014: Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2014 AIDS HELPLINE: 0800-123-22 Prevention is the cure

National Labour Law Profile: South Africa

When gold and diamonds were discovered, mining activity in South Africa rapidly increased. The booming mining industry brought with it an influx of labour and workers to the mines. The first South African trade union was, the Carpenters’ and Joiners’ Union was established in 1881, largely to protect the interests of skilled foreign workers ...

Key Points Domestic Labour Strife and Mining

and weakening global demand, putting additional burden on South Africa’s already high unemployment rate of around 24 percent. According to figures from Statistics South Africa, the mining sector shed 20000 jobs since July 2012, while mining value added 3.1 percent lower in 2012 than in 2011.

Cloete v Evander Gold Mines Limited (J1152/98) [2000] ZALC 141 (6 December 2000)

EVANDER GOLD MINES LIMITED Respondent. JUDGMENT. FRANCIS AJ. This is a referral for adjudication to this Court in terms of section 191(5)(b)(ii) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the Act). The applicant alleges that the reason for his dismissal is based on the respondent’s operational requirements.

Book 3: Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of South Africa

Cheap African migrant labour was available in large quantities. This was an important factor in the early and rapid development of the Rand gold mines. By making capital in the mining industry, African labourers put South Africa on the world map. However, the reserves were deprived of a vital factor - men.

Mine Accidents and Disasters Department of Mineral Resources

Between 1984 and 2005, more than 11 000 mine workers died in South Africa. In 2003, the death toll from mining accidents was approximately 270 fatalities and an agreement was reached to reduce mining fatalities by 20% per annum. The year 2010 was an achievement for the South African mining industry with a 24% reduction year-on-year since the ...

South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man? — "60 Minutes" - CBS News

Feb 09, 2020  I mean a lot of the-- a lot of the legislation to dispossess black people of land was in order to create cheap labor for South African gold mines. Bill Whitaker: You grew up in a small mining town ...

South Africa - Gold and Diamonds - Country Studies

South Africa Table of Contents. South Africa's modern history has often been dated from the first commercial mining of diamonds and gold in the 1870s and the 1880s, when the region became a magnet for European investment (see Diamonds).Mining in the region predated European arrivals by several centuries, however, as the new government recalled in its

Unemployment and the Labor Market

evident in the case of labor market legislation. South Africa’s labor legis-lation comprises two main statutes: the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). The LRA was one of the first major statutes passed by the new government that assumed office in 1994.

Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy Miningreview - Mining Review Africa

Jul 18, 2014  The current account deficit is already a key weakness in South Africa’s economy, putting its rand currency under even more pressure. It grew in 2013 to 5,8% of GDP, its widest since 2008. For the current account, the losses will be magnified as South Africa’s government embarks on a spending binge for big ticket items such as over 1 000 ...

What South Africa Thinks about Globalization Globalization101

Mar 14, 2011  Its economy is only expected to grow 3.5 percent in 2011. Foreign Direct Investment fell 75 percent in 2010 and 38 percent in 2009 because of low, global commodity prices and uncertainty related to South African labor and mining policies. South Africa’s strong currency makes its mining and manufacturing exports expensive for foreign buyers.

Migrant labour Britannica

Migrant labour, casual and unskilled workers who move about systematically from one region to another offering their services on a temporary, usually seasonal, basis. Migrant labour in various forms is found in South Africa, the Middle East, western

Mining in SA: Then, now, and into the future - IRR -

According to Death in South African Mines, an undated study published in the early 1960s by HJ Simons, professor of native law and administration at the University of Cape Town (UCT), 36 000 men had been killed in accidents on South Africa’s gold mines since the beginning of the century. He said that the annual death toll on all mines ...

Mining spotlight on: Sliding productivity and spiraling costs

also contribute to escalating costs. Other industry trends are also playing a role, including: • Deeper and older mines. Since the start of 2000, over 75% of new base metal discoveries are hidden at depths of more than 300 metres. Beyond inflating safety risks, mining at depths (and heights) significantly increases the costs of extraction.

Gold Fields spin-off a vote on S.Africa mining industry Reuters

Feb 08, 2013  South Africa's Gold Fields will list most of its local assets as a separate company from Monday, testing investor appetite for a mining industry battered by labour unrest.