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labour relations in the gold mine industry in south

Although South Africa has over a century of goldmining and silicosis experience, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of silicosis and specifically exposureresponse relations for silicosis among black goldminers. 1, 2 Black goldminers are largely migrant contract workers originating from rural labour sending areas in Southern Africa, who have historically been employed in the

South Africa: Mine Bosses Profit From 'Vulnerable'

2020-10-30  But, since 2000, the gold price has been generally appreciating, with a peak in September 2011 of $1 869.90 per ounce (or about R1 151 per gram). In 2020 alone, the price of gold

v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African

2016-4-29  South Africa dominated the world as the number one gold producer until 2009 when China took that position, and today South Africa ranks fifth after China, Australia, Russia, and the USA. According to Statistics South Africa (2009), South Africa still had about 30 years of production in the gold sector, a forecast that fluctuates based on the

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa Mining

2021-1-26  Gold output soared to 118 tonnes making South Africa the world’s leading producer 1899 1902 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

Pheelo and Others v Leeudoorn Gold Mine (J1626/99)

2019-9-4  IN THE LABOUR COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA. BRAAMFONTEIN CASE NO: J1626/99. 2000-12-13. In the matter between . PHEELO AND OTHERS Applicant. and. LEEUDOORN GOLD MINE Respondent _____ J U D G M E N T _____ SUTHERLAND J: This is a matter in which certain workers were retrenched by the Leeudoorn Gold Mine, the respondent in the principal claim. For

MiningWeekly Mining Sector News Mining

2021-1-21  Detailed news coverage of the Gold Industry providing an overview of the gold sector in South Africa and Africa, focusing on factors influencing the gold market and the price of gold. Page 689

The Future of Mining in South Africa Innovation imperative

2021-1-10  in South Africa Innovation imperative mean that mining companies have to mine deeper to reach new deposits, significantly increasing the cost of extraction. Since the start of 2000, over 75% of new base metal discoveries have been at depths greater than

Migration in Southern Africa

2015-3-9  in the sub-continent. Initially most migrants came independently. Male labour migration to the mines (South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and commercial farms and plantations (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland) is the most enduring form of legal cross-border labour migration within the region.7 Mine migration was the most highly

Mining: a brief history Statistics South Africa

Contributing to the upward surge in 1980 was a relatively high gold price. In other words, for every R100 that the South African economy produced that year, R21 was due to mining. In 1987, employment in the industry peaked at just over 760 000 individuals 1. Of course, mining is not the only industry that contributes to the South African economy.

INDUSTRIAL (LABOUR) RELATIONS

Government regulations affect considerably the field of Labour Relations. The Labour Relations department of an industry (i) Deals with management and the labour union in arriving at a satisfactory resolution of problems such as low wages, poor fringe benefits, etc. (ii) Carries out all correspondence with the labour unions.

Globalization and Mining Labour: Wages, Skills and

2018-6-10  12. Republic of South Africa, Statssa Statssa. Index of Volume of Production, Including Gold 204 11. Various years,Index of volume of production, including gold, Various years. p. 204–11. 13. Republic of South Africa, Department of Mines & Energy Department of Mines & Energy. South Africa's Mineral Industry (SAMI), 1985–2000 & 2003

Silicosis prevalence and exposure-response relations

Although South Africa has over a century of goldmining and silicosis experience, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of silicosis and specifically exposure-response relations for silicosis among black goldminers. 1, 2 Black goldminers are largely migrant contract workers originating from rural labour sending areas in Southern Africa, who have historically been employed in the

South Africa Labour Costs 1970-2020 Data 2021

Labour Costs in South Africa increased to 177.40 points in the second quarter of 2020 from 163.60 points in the first quarter of 2020. Labour Costs in South Africa averaged 49.12 points from 1970 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 177.40 points in the second quarter of 2020 and a record low of 1 points in the first quarter of 1970. This page provides the latest reported value for South

Economic and Management Sciences

The impact of working ”eleven shift fortnight” schedule on labour efficiency in a gold mine within a South African setup  Mbobo, N.A. ( North-West University (South Africa),2020 ) This study reports on the impact of the working “11 shift fortnight” schedule at a selected gold mine in the Welkom area in South Africa on labour

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

industry is due to changes in the gold price. Figure 4 illustrates. The gold price in Rand terms has due to the depreciating exchange rate steadily increased over the period 1970 to 1998, particularly after 1992. Hence, the gold price does not serve as a convincing explanation for declining output in Gold

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and

The Impact of Mine Downscaling on the Free State

2013-2-10  Mine downscaling is a common international phenomenon; and the deindustrialisation related to mining that occurred in the global north between 1960 and 1990 has been the focus of numerous studies. Mine downscaling in Africa, and more specifically in South Africa, has only risen to prominence in the last two decades. This paper examines the consequences of mine downscaling in

Beatrix Gold Mine GOLD FIELDS

The Beatrix Gold Mine consists of four surface operating shafts that mine various gold bearing reefs from open ground and pillars at depths between 600 and 2,155 m below surface. Ore is processed at two metallurgical plants with mill throughput of approximately 3.0 Mtpa to produce approximately 391 koz of gold.

South Africa in the 1970s South African History Online

In the more than thirty years since the strikes of 1973, South Africa, has witnessed three major shifts in the history of the labour struggle: the emergence of the labour movement rooted in the strike action of 1973, the consolidation of trade union power in the 1980s the securing of labour

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21  and 1600 (Tsikata, 1997). It is the second largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa, the third-largest African producer of aluminium metal and manganese ore and a significant producer of bauxite and diamond (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased

South Africa Labour Costs 1970-2020 Data 2021

Labour Costs in South Africa increased to 177.40 points in the second quarter of 2020 from 163.60 points in the first quarter of 2020. Labour Costs in South Africa averaged 49.12 points from 1970 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 177.40 points in the second quarter of 2020 and a record low of 1 points in the first quarter of 1970. This page provides the latest reported value for South

Mining in South Africa Lexology

the Labour Relations Act 1995; and; the Mine Health and Safety Act 1996. since 2012 South Africa has terminated its BITs with a number of European countries including Belgium, Denmark, Germany

Economic and Management Sciences

The impact of working ”eleven shift fortnight” schedule on labour efficiency in a gold mine within a South African setup  Mbobo, N.A. ( North-West University (South Africa),2020 ) This study reports on the impact of the working “11 shift fortnight” schedule at a selected gold mine in the Welkom area in South Africa on labour

South Africa: End in Sight for Silicosis Case?

2019-12-28  Lawyers for the former mineworkers and their dependents have been in settlement discussions with the gold industry since the South Gauteng

Mine bosses profit from ‘vulnerable’ workers : New

Covid-19 is exacting heavy economic tolls worldwide and the mining industry is no exception. But, since 2000, the gold price has been generally appreciating, with a peak in September 2011 of $1 869.90 per ounce (or about R1 151 per gram). Related article: Series Coronavirus and capitalism; In 2020 alone, the price of gold has soared by 30%.

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and

South Africa Employment and Labor

2011-1-6  In one of South Africa's most violent strikes--at a gold mine near Welkom, in the Orange Free State--more than eighty miners died in clashes between strikers and nonstrikers in 1991. Like many other violent strikes, this clash initially concerned economic issues, but it escalated because of political, ethnic, and racial grievances.

Trends in silicosis prevalence and the healthy worker

2015-12-18  Given the intimate association between silicosis and tuberculosis, understanding the epidemiology of the South African gold mining industry silicosis epidemic is essential to current initiatives to control both silicosis and tuberculosis in this population, one of the most heavily affected globally. The study’s objectives were to compare the prevalence of silicosis among working black gold

Beatrix Gold Mine GOLD FIELDS

The Beatrix Gold Mine consists of four surface operating shafts that mine various gold bearing reefs from open ground and pillars at depths between 600 and 2,155 m below surface. Ore is processed at two metallurgical plants with mill throughput of approximately 3.0 Mtpa to produce approximately 391 koz of gold.

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21  and 1600 (Tsikata, 1997). It is the second largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa, the third-largest African producer of aluminium metal and manganese ore and a significant producer of bauxite and diamond (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased