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  • 1946 African Mineworkers Strike | South African

    The miners were ready to listen to its speakers, but the employers and the authorities were determined to prevent organisational meetings this meeting of African miners resolves to embark upon a general strike of all Africans employed on the gold mines, as from August 12, 1946" The white South African State was mobilised and rampant

  • South Africa Gold mining | Britannica

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

  • South Africa’s "gold slaves" Equal Times

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

    the Gold Standard, new goldbearing formations were found, and the gold price rose These windfalls gave industry 66 MARCH 2004 The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Figure 1—Major areas of supply of black gold miners in southern Africa, 1896–1996

  • Rand Rebellion 1922 | South African History Online

    The white miners were forced to accept the mine owners' terms unconditionally, and gold production again increased because of the use of a higher proportion of African labour, lower wages for whites, and new laboursaving devices which had come into operation

  • Mycobacterial disease in South African gold miners in

    Setting: Mining company tuberculosis (TB) clinic, Freestate Province, South Africa Objectives: To investigate the impact of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on tuberculosis case rates and case detection methods in miners Design: Demographic and clinical data were extracted from the central computerised TB database for the period 19901996

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  • South Africa's gold mine crisis BBC News

    The tensions over the mines has often boiled over into violence, including the most infamous day in South Africa's postapartheid history last August, when 34 miners were shot dead by police near

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  • The Economics of Illegal Mining | NGO Pulse

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  • (PDF) Exposure of SmallScale Gold Miners in Prestea

    Complaints of numbness were significantly associated with mercury exposure among those who have previously worked at other smallscale gold mines (χ²=496, p=003) miners in South

  • WIReDSpace: Musculoskeletal disorders in the South

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