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Depopulating the compounds: Migrant labor and .

01.04.1991· Mineworker attitudes toward housing, Anglo American mines, 1986 (a) Attitudes toward settlement Would settle Would not Total (within 5 years) settle No Percentage No Percentage Married/South African 24,948 47 28,271 53 53,219 Single/South African 20,478 44 26,474 56 46,952 Foreign workers 20,922 29 51,313 71 72,235 Total 66,348 38 106,058 62 172,406 (b) Attitudes .

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Migrant Labour in South Africa

The meeting considered the histories and trends for migration for work within and into South Africa. It analysed how the crisis on South Africa's platinum belt that led to the massacre of 36 miners at Marikana in 2012 has revealed the current material, social and political concerns of workers in the mining .

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Labour Migration in Africa - International .

Labour migration in Africa is largely intra-regional (80%) 1 and mainly characterized by the migration of low-skilled workers. Of great importance in the region is the consolidation of significant South-South migration corridors to neighbouring labour markets in the search for a job and better wages. Indeed, today, there are few African countries not participating in migration flows, whether ...

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Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, .

Migrant labour has ensured a supply of cheap wage labour to the mining sector and secondary industry, and is a system which has been condemned throughout the world. Migrant labour is not a system unique to South Africa. Migrant labourers from countries in southern Europe contract to work in France, Germany, Sweden and Britain on a large scale.

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South African Migration Policy: A Critical Review

South African Migration Policy: ... future flow of foreign workers to the SA mines. At this time, the world price of gold increased significantly, creating pressure to at least maintain production levels (Ricca, 1989:157). The Bantustans were beginning to emerge as a .

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of .

In South Africa, mine closure (especially in the goldmine industry) has also been common practice over the past two decades. In the process, the number of workers employed in the goldmine industry ...

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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

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A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

Back in the mid-1970s when this writer first came to South Africa to work, one of the things that seemed mandatory to do was to visit some of the country's famous – or infamous – diamond and ...

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Swazi migrant workers and the Witwatersrand .

01.01.1986· Swazi desertion rates (20% of workers in 1909) were well above the industry average; see Transvaal Archives Depot, GNLB, Annual Reports, 1906-13 [42] Transvaal Archives Depot, Government Native Labour Bureau (GNLB) 20 1101/11, GNLB Annual Report 1910-11; Chamber of Mines, 21st Annual Report, 1910, p. xliv, 327 [43] Jeeves, Mine labour in South Africa's mining economy 153 .

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Grade 8 - Topic 2 - The Mineral Revolution in .

24.02.2015· Grade 8 - Topic 2 - The Mineral Revolution in South Africa. Background and Focus of Grade 8- Term 2: The Mineral Revolution in South Africa. The Mineral Revolution in South Africa started with the discovery of diamonds in Kimberley in 1867, and intensified with the discovery of deep-level gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886.

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Compound (migrant labour) - Wikipedia

01.05.2017· A pervasive system of migrant labor played a fundamental part in shaping the past and present of South Africa's economy and society and has left indelible marks on the wider region. South Africa was long infamous for its entrenched system of racial discrimination. But it is also unique in the extent to which urbanization, industrialization, and rural transformation have been molded by ...

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History of mining in South Africa: The key .

History of mining in South Africa: Early industrial developments. The first mine to be constructed in what is now South Africa began operations in 1852, a copper project that would go on to form the cornerstone of the town of Springbokfontein, today Springbok, in the Northern Cape province.

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The best anthem for Workers' Day? 'Stimela' -- a .

Both Mozambique and Malawi were major suppliers of migrant workers to South African mines and these events put the steady flow of labour at risk. In the case of Mozambique, ...

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(PDF) Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in .

work in South African mines. For more than a century, 90 percent of thos e employed in the mining sector in the Republic of South Africa were black and about 60 percent were migrant workers from

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The Labour Rights of Irregular Migrants in South .

With the implementation of the Immigration Act 13 of 2002, South Africa criminalised the appointment of an irregular migrant worker. The Immigration Act came under scrutiny in the Discovery Health v CCMA (2008) ILJ 1480 (LC) case and the judgement stated that irregular migrant workers now have rights under the Labour Relations Act, where they are seen as employees with valid employment contracts.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa

The meeting considered the histories and trends for migration for work within and into South Africa. It analysed how the crisis on South Africa's platinum belt that led to the massacre of 36 miners at Marikana in 2012 has revealed the current material, social and political concerns of workers in the mining .

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World's Deepest Mines to Take Weeks to Reopen .

09.04.2020· When South Africa shut down its mining industry to contain the coronavirus, more than 450,000 workers were sent home in 24 hours. Getting them .

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Historical Papers, Wits University

African mine workers on a hill; Transvaal pass; Indian fakir, 1913; arrest of Africans; African policemen; African mine worker knitting in spare time; games at African compound, Robinson GM; police asking African women for their passes (Boer war); race day betting; African shift workers at New State areas, 1930; Nancefield township; Indian barber in Vrededorp; orphanage in Johannesburg; Indian ...

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Migration in Southern Africa

cross-border labour migration within the region.7 Mine migration was the most highly regulated, through systems of recruitment under a single agency, the Employment Bureau of Africa (TEBA). By 1970, there were over 260,000 male labour migrants on the South African mines. Migrants .

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'Dying for gold': the effects of mineral mining on .

Mining industries in the Australasia region and North America are able to operate without the secondary impact on lung disease and sexually-transmitted disease observed in Africa. Yet African mining relies heavily on migrant labour; South Africa's mines, for example, draw on employees from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

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(PDF) Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in .

work in South African mines. For more than a century, 90 percent of thos e employed in the mining sector in the Republic of South Africa were black and about 60 percent were migrant workers from

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Migrant Labour in South Africa

Migrant Labour in South Africa. ... They would pick up much of the cheap, unskilled, often illiterate labour from within South Africa, including from the apartheid-era Bantustans. Some men would be brought in from neighbouring states like Angola, ... And so he has settled into the life of a mine-worker.

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Migrant workers owed billions in 'unclaimed' .

[But] if someone had to commission an audit on the formal employment-side of migrant workers, I think you would be able to come up with a figure, because the South African financial systems are there.

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Such events are rooted in a strike led by the African Mine Workers' Union in August 1946. Miners of the Witwatersrand were demanding higher pay: an extra 10 shillings a day. The strike went on for a week despite what South African History Online describes as "the most savage police terror".

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Migration Policy Institute - Lesotho: From Labor .

Total employment in South African mining bottomed out in 2001 at 406,000, before recovering a little. Now that the mines prefer South African workers, who can more easily be "stabilized," migrants from Lesotho have been retrenched, so that by late 2010 the number of mineworkers from Lesotho was estimated to be fewer than 43,000.

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Migrant Mine Worker in South Africa: 'We .

14.05.2019· As a migrant mine worker from Swaziland, Mduduzi Thabethe says he has fewer workplace rights than his South African co-workers. Although all mine workers pay the same amount into the health fund, migrant workers get inferior care and pensions are rare.

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South Africa Mining News Amid Coronavirus: .

25.06.2020· South Africa's platinum and gold mines are facing delays in bringing back thousands of key migrant workers from neighboring countries, hobbling their efforts to ramp up output after a ...

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'AFRICAN MIGRANT LABOUR SITUATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA ...

Apartheid South Africa. Following the Nkomati Accord, the Mozambican migrants in South Africa increased to 61,000, only to be reversed in 1986 when the South African government ordered the mines to stop recruiting novices and renewing contracts from Mozambique after a border incident.

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Contemporary Migration to South Africa - ISBN: 9780821387672

1 Migrant Labor in South African Gold Mines, 1990–2006 20 2 Nationality of Workers in South African Gold Mines, 2006 21 1.1 Number of Documented Immigrants in South Africa, by Continent of Origin, 1984–2004 40 1.2 Number of Permanent Immigration Permits Granted in and Declared Emigrants from South Africa, 1941–2009 41

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Historical background to South African migration Free ...

South Africa and the protectorates, namely Bechuanaland (the present Botswana), Basotholand (Lesotho) and Swaziland (Wilson 1972: 3). The WNLA, however, continued to recruit in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) where it had a recruitment monopoly. It also recruited workers for the South African mines in the

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