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South Africa mines unrest: Aquarius Platinum reopens ...

17 September 2012, Sweetcrude, JOHANNESBURG – A security crackdown on protesting miners in South Africa’s restive platinum belt, where 45 people have died in a monthlong wildcat strike, appeared to bear fruit Monday as one of the biggest mines reopened. In a fresh crackdown, police at the weekend confiscated traditional weapons from striking miners and […]

South Africa Economic Collapse Leads To More Unrest ...

Sep 03, 2019· Employment I have been living in South Africa since 2006. I got a job while I was still in Zimbabwe. During the 12 years I have been here, there have been massive changes. Official Unemployment in South Africa has now passed 32% In 2008, Zimbabwe fleeing violence flocked to South Africa. Suddenly, you could hear […]

The future of mining in South Africa

Mar 06, 2019· South African mines have recently struggled with depleting reserves and civil unrest. Here are some predictions on the future of mining in South Africa. South African mines have recently struggled with depleting reserves and civil unrest. Here are some predictions on the future of mining in South Africa.

Africa | Mining Resources News |

By: Tasneem Bulbulia 28th October 2019 Aimlisted BlueRock Diamonds has sold the ct diamond recovered from its Kareevlei mine, in South Africa, in September, for 236 000, or 11 389/ct ...

Marikana massacre Wikipedia

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 25year anniversary of a nationwide South African miners' strike.

Political Unrest and Safety in South Africa South Africa ...

Hi . We're thinking on travelling to South Africa in October 16. We'd like to drive the Garden Route from George to Cape Town, spend a few days looking around Cape Town, a few days on Safari in a private reserve in the Kruger followed by a few days at Victoria plan to book the whole thing with a specialist travel agent. We have heard a fair bit about political unrest and general ...

Protests in South Africa Wikipedia

South Africa has been dubbed "the protest capital of the world", with one of the highest rates of public protests in the world.. It is often argued that the rate of protests has been escalating since 2004, However Steven Friedman argues that the current wave of protests stretches back to the 1970s. The rate of protests "rose dramatically in the first eight months of 2012" and it was reported ...

2014 South African platinum strike: longest wage strike in ...

The South African mining industry shed 20,000 jobs in the 12 months leading to June 2013, and that trend was set to continue due to low margins, cost pressures and volatile commodity prices. Additionally, labour costs in the mining sector account for 45% to 50% of total cost, while the global average was 30 to 40% of total cost, with employee ...

South Africa mining unrest spreads Vanguard News

Sep 12, 2012· South Africa mining unrest spreads. On September 12, 2012 1:08 pm In News by vanguard. RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AFP) – Rioting South African miners blocked access to shafts of platinum giant ...

2019 Travel Warnings for Countries in Africa

While staying safe in Africa is usually a matter of common sense, there are some regions or countries that are legitimately unsafe for tourists. If you're in the process of planning a trip to Africa and aren't sure about the safety of your chosen destination, it's a good idea to check the travel warnings issued by the Department of State.

South Africa: Mines Unrest Vehicle for Zuma–Malema Power ...

Sep 19, 2012· The violence at a northwest platinum mine is providing a highprofile platform for former youth leader Julius Malema in his increasingly bitter rivalry with President Jacob Zuma. Background The continuing unrest at the Marikana platinum mine near the northwestern town of Rustenburg, has become part of a power struggle between President Jacob Zuma and Julius...

4 shot at South African gold mine in latest unrest

Sep 03, 2012· 4 shot at South African gold mine in latest unrest. ... latest violence to hit South Africa's mines in months of unrest. ... it probably cannot meet debt obligations due at the end of September.

South Africa's Lonmin miners accept pay rise to end strike ...

Sep 18, 2012· — Striking platinum miners at Lonmin 's Marikana mine in South Africa accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, ending six weeks of violent unrest that claimed 45 lives and rattled Africa 's largest economy.. The strikers, grouped on a bare soccer pitch near the mine, 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, cheered when they were told that management were offering a 22 percent pay rise, …

The mining industry after Marikana NEWS ANALYSIS ...

South Africa's mining industry since Marikana has faced a number of serious challenges. The Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies for 2012/2013 (the "Survey") listed South Africa 64th out of the 96 mining jurisdictions ranked (in other words in the bottom third), and eighth of 16 African mining jurisdictions included in the survey.

Unrest continues in South Africa mines after Marikana ...

Sep 02, 2012· Unrest continues in South Africa mines after Marikana massacre By Abayomi Azikiwe posted on September 2, 2012 Mineworkers and their supporters have continued to express outrage at the police killing of 34 strikers and wounding of 78 others at the Marikana mines on Aug. 16 through mass memorial services and rallies.

The people armed, 19841990 | South African History Online

The government held the UDF responsible for the riots that swept the country after September 3 1984 as the unrest in the Black townships grew into a nationwide uprising surpassing that of 1976. ... exemplified by the limpet mine explosions of 17 March and 30 April 1985. ... South Africa’s image was further harmed by the accelerating capital ...

Labor Unrest In S. African Mines Spreads : NPR

Sep 22, 2012· Labor Unrest In S. African Mines Spreads In South Africa, thousands of mineworkers have embarked on industrial action that began with a deadly pay strike by platinum workers. They've agreed a wage ...