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Migrant Labour In South Africas Mining Economy The

Migrant Labour in South Africas Mining Economy. Book Description In tracing the development of the recruiting system, Alan Jeeves shows how a large proportion of the labour supply came to be controlled by private labour companies and recruiting agents, who aimed both to exploit the workers and to extract heavy fees from the employing companies. The gold indusry struggled for years against the internal divisions which

Mines And Migrants In South Africa Jstor

Mines and Migrants in South Africa By ROBERT E. B. LUCAS* Between 1971 and 1978, wages of more than one-half million nonwhite laborers in the South African mines tripled in real terms. In the same period, the nonwhites employed in the mines switched from being 62 percent foreign to 62 percent domestic. These changes followed a period-from 1911 to

Diamonds And Migrant Labour In South Africa 18691910

The pass laws and migrant labour of apartheid in South Africa today have their origins in the policies designed to control the black workers in the diamond mines a century ago. Racial discrimination in South Africa is based on the migrant labour system. Unlike other South Africans, Africans are treated as foreigners outside strictly defined areas of residence, the so-called homelands, and their movement is controlled by

Migrant Labor South Africa Overcoming Apartheid

May 27, 2005 Summary. Since the mineral revolution of the late 19th century, migrant labor in South Africa referred not only to workers coming into South Africa from neighboring countries, but also to a system of controlling African workers within South Africa. Migrant labor provided abundant cheap African labor for white-owned mines and farms (and later ...

Solidarity Center Migrant Mine Worker In South Africa

May 14, 2019 Migrant Mine Worker in South Africa We Have Nothing by Tula Connell May 14, 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.

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 Africas 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 industry.

The Migrant Labour System South African History Online

Feb 22, 2016 Migrant labourers across Southern Africa, from the Transkei (modern day Mthatha) and Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe), undertook lengthy jouneys from the kraal to gold and diamond mines seeking employemnt. Migrant labourers were accomodated in hostels on the outskirts of townships.

Diamonds And Migrant Labour In South Africa 18691910

Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869-1910. The pass laws and migrant labour of apartheid in South Africa today have their origins in the policies designed to control the black workers in the diamond mines a century ago. Racial discrimination in South Africa is based on the migrant labour system.

Targeting Hiv Services To Male Migrant Workers In Southern

Feb 26, 2015 Though the term migration is used for brevity, this study focuses on mine migration by males who comprise less than 1% of the South African resident population. 24 In Lesotho, mine workers comprised approximately 10% of the adult population in the mid-1990s, most of whom were international migrants working in South Africas gold mines, 25 ...

Minerals And Mining Policy Of South Africa Green Paper

Despite such trends, migrant labour from rural areas within South Africa and from neighbouring countries will be a feature of mine employment for a long time to come. vi)

Labour Migration In Africa

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 ...

The Effects Of Migrant Labour On The Family

The migrant labour practice in South Africa played an important role in the countrys development and economy. Although it has benefited many native migrant workers by creating job opportunities, it has had adverse effects on the families of migrant workers. The focus of this study is the phenomenon of migrant labouring and its effects on the

A History Of Mining In South Africa Za

M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africas first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure, and saw hundreds of thousands of men leaving their homes to become fulltime mineworkers.

Africa Investment South Africas Migrant Mine Labour

Oct 17, 2013 By Ed Stoddard LUSIKISIKI, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africas system of migrant mine labour has come under renewed scrutiny, with government and company officials blaming it for a host ills bedeviling the industry and the country, including last years wave of violent wildcat strikes. But there is no easy fix for such an entrenched feature of the social fabric and the cure is proving as ...

Changes In Migrant Labour In Lesotho South Africa

A good chunk of the wage earned by the miner is spent in South Africa rather than getting shipped back home, and some miners have second families on the mines, meaning even less money gets repatriated. For many homes of migrant workers, this is the only source of income they have.

Roots Of Apartheid South Africas Mining Industry

The development of South Africas mining industry, and how it laid the foundations for Apartheid Although some mining had taken place in what is now South Africa centuries before Europeans arrived, 1 the modern mining industry emerged as the major shaper of South Africas economy and race relations in the latter half of the 19 th century ...

70 Migrant Farm Workers Fled Abuse In South Africa

Jan 22, 2016 In Lephalale, South Africa, a coal mining town near the Botswana border, more than 70 farm workers, including 19 women, are crowded into a handful of tents in a disaster relief center after fleeing the commercial farm owner who shut off water and electricity in their company-run homes for months after they asked for a wage increase.

A Century Of Migrant Labour In The Gold Mines Of South

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

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. They would pick up much of

The Mining Sector Tuberculosis And Migrant

by South Africa (SA) and hence economically dependent, to a large extent, on the export of migrant labour to SA. Lesotho contributes more than 50,000 migrant workers to the South African mining industry. In fact, a recent study by Girdler-Brown et al2 shows a heavy burden of silicosis,

Mines Migration And Hivaids In Southern Africa

This paper investigates whether the massive percentage of migrant workers employed in South Africas mining industry for a long period in the past might be one of the main explanations for the high HIV prevalence in Swaziland and Lesotho. We hypothesise that mining activities might influence the

Miners Strike South Africa 1946

The gold mining industry depended on African migrant workers from both within and outside of South Africa. Traditionally the migrants had been a stable and reliable source of labor and during the late 1930s, the number of South African migrant workers was up, as the Native Recruiting Corporation secured the

Mines Migration And Hivaids In Southern Africa Policy

Swaziland and Lesotho have the highest HIV prevalence in the world. They also share another distinct feature during the last century, they sent a large numbers of migrant workers to South African mines. This paper examines whether participation in mining in a bordering country affects HIV infection rate.

Migrant Workers Under South African Employment Law

Feb 21, 2020 Migrant workers experience vulnerabilities in a number of ways once entering the South African labour market. Recent studies have shown that migrant workers are faced with possible discrimination in the workplace, limited access to formal employment and most specifically in relation to migrants from neighbouring African countries, poor working ...

Depopulating The Compounds Migrant Labor And Mine

Apr 01, 1991 Production and profit in the South African gold mining industry have long been based upon the employment of cheap black migrant labor. The central institution in the migratory labor system is the compound or hostel. Over 97% of the mine workforce of 500,000 currently live in these single-sex, regimented barracks.

Pdf Living Conditions Of Mine Workers From Eight Mines

Apr 10, 2018 This. paper describes the living conditions of mine workers from. eight mines in South Africa in 2014, and assesses changes made. over the previous decade. Qualitative and quantitative data were ...

Article Lesotho From Labor Reserve To Depopulati

May 02, 2012 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.

Migrant Labour Conditions In South Africa A Case Study Of

ILO pub-wep pub. Working paper comprising a case study illustrating the working conditions of migrant worker miners in gold mines of South Africa r - analyses and comments on restrictions on black labour mobility and trade union rights, discriminatory labour legislation, views of wiehahn and riekert commissions, etc., Covers recruitment and workers induction, occupational safety, wage ...

Professional Hazard Migrant Miners Are More Likely To Be

Feb 27, 2012 Lucas, R., (1985) Mines and Migrants in South Africa, American Economic Review 75(5) 1094-1108. 4. Harington J. S., McGlashan N. D., Chelkowska E. Z., (2004) A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa, The Journal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

A Brief History Of Black Labour Control In South Africa

Jun 15, 2021 de Vletter, F. 1985. Recent Trends and Prospects of Black Migration to South Africa. The Journal of Modern African Studies. 23 (4). 667. Massey, D. 1983. Class Struggle and Migrant Labor in South African Gold Mines. Canadian Journal of African Studies. South Africa. 17 (3), 431. Meli, F. 1989. A History of the ANC South Africa Belongs to us ...

A Story Of South Africa Mining Migration Misery

Apr 14, 2014 South Africa A story of South Africa Mining, Migration, Misery. ... Before going down the shaft, the tour also included time to see the hostels for the migrant workers as well as a stop at ...

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 miners as a recruiting agent for migrant workers

Conflict On South African Mines 1972 1979

Mining, and more particularly gold mining, is a crucial sector of the South African economy, in terms of contribution to the national product, foreign xcange earnings and employ ment. Thus in February 1979 the mines employed a total of 667 000 workers, 69 000 white and 598 000 black,6 in an econ

A History Of Mining In South Africa Na

A history of mining in South Africa. ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africas first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure, and saw hundreds ...

Migrant Mineworkers Advocating For Decent Work

Jul 31, 2020 Mining outside Johannesburg, South Africa IOM Moises is a former Mozambican migrant mineworker who, once he had returned to Mozambique, decided to do something to change this decades-old system. After working for many years in mines in South Africa, he had also struggled to access pension funds that he had contributed to while working abroad.