TUBERCULOSIS IN SOUTH AFRICA'S GOLD MINES

ern African region to work in South Africa's mines and, in doing so, contract TB as well HIV and silicosis (a degen-erative lung disease linked to exposure to silica dust in gold mines).iii This pattern of migration –men arriving at the mines to work, becoming infected with TB and returning

BBC World Service | The Story of Africa

Between 1903 and 1973, 42,000 men died on the gold mines. Ninety per cent of these were African. African miners were not allowed to move on to skilled work, which was reserved for white miners.

Workers killed at South Africa gold mine cave-in - smh.com.au

South African gold mines are among the world's deepest and oldest, with workers going further and further underground to access new ore in a country that's been mined commercially for over a century.

The African Mine workers strike of 1946 | South African ...

Despite this, there were 60 strikes by African workers in the first two years after 145 was introduced. In January 1943 the measure was used against mineworkers on strike at Langlaagte Estate Gold Mine. Police were called in, and they arrested 500 miners, injuring 20, but only 48 were charged.

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

southern Africa3. Recruitment for gold mining A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa by J.S. Harington*, N.D. McGlashan†, and E.Z. Chelkowska‡ Synopsis 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 ...

955 Workers Rescued from South Africa Gold Mine - The New ...

Feb 02, 2018· 955 Workers Rescued from South Africa Gold Mine. ... They also said that the episode underscored long-running problems with safety and oversight at South Africa's mines, where workers at …

1946 African Mine Workers' Union strike - Wikipedia

The African Mine Workers' Strike was a labour dispute involving mine workers of Witwatersrand in South Africa.It started on 12 August, 1946 and lasted approximately a week. The strike was attacked by police and over the week, at least 1,248 workers were wounded and at least 9 killed.

Hundreds of workers rescued from South African gold mine

Feb 02, 2018· More than 900 miners have been rescued after being trapped in a South African mine for at least 24 hours following a loss of power.

Gold Fields evicts workers as mining strike spreads ...

Gold Fields ordered some 5 000 workers who have been on strike for three weeks to vacate the mine hostels, saying striking workers there were intimidating their fellow employees.

South Africa Mine Workers Set to Receive Lung Disease ...

Sep 01, 2017· Former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation. Six large mining companies including Anglo American Plc have set ...

Four Dead at Sibanye Gold Mine in South Africa After Cave ...

South African gold mines are among the world's deepest and oldest, with workers going further and further underground to access new ore in a country that's been mined commercially for over a century.

Gold - Minerals Council South Africa

At the current gold price more than half of the South African gold mining industry is marginal; South African gold only accounts for 4.2% of global gold production; ... Employment in the gold sector has continued to decline since the 1980s with around 112,200 workers currently employed. At the same time, productivity has declined and wages have ...

South Africa gold mine: All 955 trapped workers freed ...

South Africa is a leading gold producer, but safety in the industry is often questioned. The Beatrix mine is in Welkom town, about 290km (180 miles) south-west of Johannesburg. It is owned by ...

All South Africa Gold Mine Workers Safe - CBS News

The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped more than a mile underground were brought safely to the surface Thursday night, ending one of South Africa's biggest rescue operations, mining officials said.

Grade 8 - Topic 2 - The Mineral Revolution in South Africa ...

Feb 24, 2015· "¢ Deep-level gold mining on the Witwatersrand 1886 onwards - Why gold is valuable - The discovery and mining of deep level gold on the Witwatersrand. o How gold is mined. o Conditions underground. o The Randlords and the formation of the Chamber of Mines. o Migrant workers (more systematic control and borrowing of compound system from ...

A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery ... the harbour was filled with ships whose very crews had deserted to work the gold fields rather than re-join their ships for the return voyage ...

Miners rescued from Beatrix gold mine in South Africa | DW ...

News Miners rescued from Beatrix gold mine in South Africa. The rescue team faced the difficult task of bringing up hundreds of workers one at a time from the 700 to 2,200 meter deep mine.

South African Gold Mine Job Cuts Widen With 16,000 at Risk

Aug 03, 2017· South African Gold Mine Job Cuts Widen With 16,000 at Risk By

South Africa gold mine: About 950 workers trapped ...

South Africa is a leading gold producer, but the industry has often been accused of a poor safety record. The Beatrix mine is in Welkom town, about 290km (180 miles) south-west of Johannesburg. It ...

Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Mining industry of South Africa. Jump to navigation Jump to search ... the South African mining industry employs 493,000 workers. ... Ventilation requirements to keep working conditions tolerable are huge and a survey of the South African gold mines indicated that the average quantity of ventilating air circulated was some 6 cubic metres per ...

Ancient Gold Mines in Africa | Study.com

South African Wars between 1899 and 1901, due to the treatment of Africans by the Dutch, would lead to the temporary closure of the gold mines. South Africans Mining Gold for the Dutch

Homosexuality on S.Africa Gold Mines - mtholyoke.edu

Homosexuality on South African Gold Mines. A close look at the culture of homosexuality throughout South African gold mines demonstrates the ways in which Black South African gold miners conceptualize gender and masculinity and how these notions guide …

Thousands of children work in African gold mines - The New ...

Aug 11, 2008· Most bush mines are little more than holes in the ground, but there are thousands of them in Africa, South America and Asia. Together, they produce a fifth of the world's gold…

South Africa gold mine rescue: Almost 1,000 workers saved ...

A lmost 1,000 gold miners have been rescued after being trapped underground in South Africa for around 30 hours. They were stuck in the Beatrix gold mine since a power cut on Wednesday night.

South Africa gold mining companies face silicosis lawsuit ...

More significant for the industry is a class-action lawsuit against 29 companies, which have operated or continue to operate gold mines, for their failure to protect workers from silicosis.

South African Gold Mine Workers to Strike - WSJ

Gold mine workers in South Africa told mining companies they would strike in the coming days as producers and unions battle over wage rises, threatening a central part of the country's economy.

COUNTING THE COST: GOLD MINING AND OCCUPATIONAL …

COUNTING THE COST: GOLD MINING AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA JOCK MCCULLOCH ABSTRACT Gold mining has been central to the success of South Africa's economy. That labour intensive industry has relied heavily on migrant workers for its profitability. In the past decade, scientists in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Why South Africa's gold miners are suing their bosses ...

"For decades South African and multinational gold mining companies have knowingly allowed their workers in South Africa to be exposed to dangerous levels of silica dust. They did this because ...