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The main theme of this 1972 book is the determination of wages. Dr Wilson believes that successive South African governments used the gold mining industry when planning labour policies, so that the mines' labour strategy exerted a profound influence on the social and economic structure of South Africa.

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Labour in the South African Gold Mines, The South African ...

Labour in the South African Gold Mines Labour in the South African Gold Mines RATCLIFFE, ANNE E. 1973-09-01 00:00:00 [1973 SAJE v41(3) p257] IN THIS IMPORTANT Study, *(2) Dr Wilson has transformed a Cambridge Ph.D. thesis into a work which should be - and evidently has been - read with interest and profit by many people other than professional economists.

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Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 - Francis ...

Mar 03, 2011 · The main theme of this 1972 book, the determination of wages, is introduced by a historical analysis of the labour market in the mines and an examination of the economics and financial structure of the gold mining industry. Dr Wilson believes that successive South African governments used the gold mining industry when planning labour policies, so that the mines' labour strategy

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

The South African mining industry has been built on migrant labour from the rural areas of South Africa and neighbouring countries, a system which although much reduced in size persists today.

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

Our purpose is to record and to explain the widely changing numbers of the huge total of black workers on the gold mines of South Africa over the century from 1896 to 1996. These men were recruited from up to twenty territories, and their contributions are examined. The major areas providing labour over this long period have been Lesotho, the former Transkei within South Africa and Mozambique.

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

1914 was to make the South African gold industry the world’s top producer . The South African War of 1899–1902 forced every gold mine into a virtual shutdown and led to a lowered demand for black labour and the loss of over 100, 000 jobs (a, Figure 1). WNLA was requested to set up a realistic structure to achieve a stable workforce.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

In developing a recruiting network in southern Mozambique which quickly made Portuguese East Africa an unrivalled source of black labour for the gold mines, the wnla built on patterns of southward migration there which reached back at least to the 1850s.

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

Anglo-Boer/South African War, brought about to some extent by the struggle for control of the goldfields, caused extreme disruptions in the mining industry, and at some stage, mines were closed 1901 The Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (Wenela) set up by gold

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South Africa - Gold mining | Britannica

South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth ...

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Amazon: Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911 ...

The main theme of this 1972 book is the determination of wages. Dr Wilson believes that successive South African governments used the gold mining industry when planning labour policies, so that the mines' labour strategy exerted a profound influence on the social and economic structure of South Africa.

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

The South African mining industry has been built on migrant labour from the rural areas of South Africa and neighbouring countries, a system which although much reduced in size persists today.

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Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 : Francis ...

Mar 03, 2011 · Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 by Francis Wilson, 9780521175098, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

Corpus ID: 19429528. A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa @article{Harington2004ACO, title={A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa}, author={J. Harington and N. Mcglashan and E. Chelkowska}, journal={Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy}, year={2004}, volume={104}, pages={65-71} }

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New Labour Frontiers for Old: Black Migrants to the South ...

Fundamental changes to the composition of the black migrant labour force to the South African gold mines occurred in the 1970s. These have been interpreted by many as merely a shift from foreign to local sources either because certain labour frontiers had been closed to South Africa, or because the South African state was

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

For almost a century gold mining has dominated the South African economy. Even today, after many years of rapid economic growth and diversification, the gold mines remain the principal source of foreign exchange and a major contributor of state revenue through taxation.

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The Production Process, Industrial Labour Strategies and ...

1 van der Horst, Sheila, Native Labour in South Africa, ... The Gold Mines of South Africa, (Johannesburg, 1936), 366. Stoping methods in South Africa also required considerably more support work in the form of timber cribs than the majority of methods used on

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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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Migrant Labour in South Africa - Mandela Initiative

Labour in the South African Gold Mines: Past and Present . Professor Francis Wilson, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town and Fort Hare . The migrant labour system , which is 150 years old,in South Africa was forged around the monoposonistic needs of the mainly British capitalists controlling the country’s gold mines. They

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Slave labour behind 'blood diamonds' jewellery dug from ...

Oct 01, 2015 · 'Blood diamonds' dug from African mines by children as young as 11, gold taken from 25m underwater by kids aged 9: The slave labour scandal behind the

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The 1913 Mineworkers’ Strike | South African History Online

The Voice of Labour, a ‘Weekly Journal of Socialism, Trade Unionism and Politics’, was started by Archie Crawford, and ran from October 1908 to December 1912. The Labour Party also established a newspaper, the Worker. Some of these socialist parties merged to form the South African Labour Party in January, 1910.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

Jun 01, 1985 · Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The Struggle for the Gold Mines' Labour Supply, 1890-1920 [Jeeves, Alan H.] on Amazon. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The Struggle for the Gold Mines' Labour

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Migration in Southern Africa

The contract labour system developed on the South African mines was therefore exported to other countries of the region, including Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the mines recruited workers for the gold, coal and asbestos mines

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

some of the South African gold mines, necessitating the extensive use of ventilation and refrigeration to cool the working environment. At these depths, the cost of ventilation, coupled with the cost of rock support necessary to stabilize the working environment, are among the cost drivers. Seismicity also affects productivity in South Africa ...

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

Corpus ID: 19429528. A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa @article{Harington2004ACO, title={A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa}, author={J. Harington and N. Mcglashan and E. Chelkowska}, journal={Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy}, year={2004}, volume={104}, pages={65-71} }

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Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 : Francis ...

Mar 03, 2011 · Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911-1969 by Francis Wilson, 9780521175098, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

Jun 01, 1985 · Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The Struggle for the Gold Mines' Labour Supply, 1890-1920 [Jeeves, Alan H.] on Amazon. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The Struggle for the Gold Mines' Labour

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(Review Note) Labour and the Gold Mines, The South African ...

(Review Note) Labour and the Gold Mines (Review Note) Labour and the Gold Mines FENSKE, G. A.; MAIN, T. R. N 1973-09-01 00:00:00 1973 SAJE v41(3) p299 being accompanied by a significant increase in unemployment, then at least the following five steps must be taken (p. 149) : The limitation on Black wages imposed by the maximum permissible average must be removed; the colour bar, both as

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - Mandela Initiative

Labour in the South African Gold Mines: Past and Present . Professor Francis Wilson, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town and Fort Hare . The migrant labour system , which is 150 years old,in South Africa was forged around the monoposonistic needs of the mainly British capitalists controlling the country’s gold mines. They

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(PDF) Consenting to Labour Appropriation? The Mineworker ...

The argument of the moral economy of mines claims to illuminate the consent and associational power of mineworkers, and thereby the real foundation of social exchanges between management and black mineworkers. ... Consenting to Labour Appropriation? The Mineworker on South African Gold and Coalmines, 1951 to 2011. Dhiraj Kumar Nite. Paul ...

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Undermining Labour: The Rise of Sub-contracting in South ...

A mining example from the African gold mines documents that subcontractor employees (labour hire) are generally assigned to work in the most dangerous parts of the mines where regular miners (and ...

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FIRST-AID IN SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINES

14 Wilson, Labour in the South African Gold Mines; “Reports of the Executive Committee, Gold Producers” (1934), 144-145. 15 Lezard, The Great Gold Reef, 26. 16 Lezard, The Great Gold Reef, 27. 17 Lezard, The Great Gold Reef, 38-43. 18 Lezard, The Great Gold Reef, 177. 19 Lezard, The Great Gold Reef, 177. ...

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Slave labour behind 'blood diamonds' jewellery dug from ...

Oct 01, 2015 · 'Blood diamonds' dug from African mines by children as young as 11, gold taken from 25m underwater by kids aged 9: The slave labour scandal behind the

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Migration in Southern Africa

The contract labour system developed on the South African mines was therefore exported to other countries of the region, including Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the mines recruited workers for the gold, coal and asbestos mines

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South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist ...

South Africa - South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (1870–1902): South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870, when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when the South African War ended. Midway between these dates, in 1886, the world’s largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand. As the predominantly agrarian societies of European ...

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South Africa’s Mining Industry Is About to Come to a ...

Mar 23, 2020 · South Africa’s iconic mines, from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams, are about to go silent.

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so ...

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Migrant Labour in South Africa

The life of living in a home so far away from home is the story of over a century of migrant, mostly black, labourers who the mines have been recruiting from across the region since the first big discoveries of gold in the former Transvaal in 1896.

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