last week, dozens of people died in the marikana platinum mine in south africa's north west province after police fired on protesting miners who were calling for higher wages and better working conditions.
south africa has some of the world's deepest gold mines and safety is a major issue, not least because thousands of illegal miners also operate in the same areas, says the bbc's andrew harding in johannesburg.
3 days ago· xinhua net reported that more than 600 miners were successfully evacuated on 26 july after a fire broke out underground at a gold mine in south africa.
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 their behaviors in everyday relationships.
ancient african gold mines. goldmines constructed from 160,000 to 200,000 bce! all over south africa. example coordinates: 25.931467 (latitude) 30.27031
south african archaeological society goodwin serles 8: 91 99.2000 91 indigenous gold mining in southern africa: a review* duncan miller, nirdev desai & julia lee thorp department of archaeology university of cape town
gold mining remains a vital part of the south african economy. it's a major taxpayer and one of the biggest private sector employers in a country with 25% unemployment. but the number of miners has dropped drastically even as earnings increased, from 342,439 in 1996 when 100 000 miners were laid off as gold prices slumped to 137,611 in 2005.
gold facts and statistics. approximately 2500 tons of gold were mined throughout the world. south africa leads the world in gold mining,
johannesburg (reuters) three gold miners were killed in south africa on monday at a sibanye stillwater plant and the company said rescue teams are searching for two others. at least 18 people have died at sibanye's south african mines this year including seven trapped underground at the masakhane mine in may.
colonial mines for non ferrous ores in zimbabwe were for gold15 while the majority of those in northern south africa were for copper and tin16. the main sources of copper
trade union solidarity expressed "grave concern" over safety in south african mines (43 of which were in gold mines) to address comments or complaints,
but also to a system of controlling african workers within south africa. migrant labor migrant workers were going for gold: men, mines and
south africa's deep level gold mining industry is under the spotlight — a position it has occupied for quite some time. with every passing year the sector's challenges and operational difficulties continue
· johannesburg (reuters) of south african gold mine workers were rescued and over 100 treated for smoke inhalation after an underground
south africa's mining industry black miners were granted collective bargaining many randlords reinvested diamond mining profits in gold mining,
johannesburg they refused to be rescued. emergency workers in south africa cleared a mine shaft entrance of debris on sunday, allowing miners who had been trapped below the chance to escape. the only problem was that the miners were working illegally at the abandoned mine, and some stayed
were excluded this year: gold one and palabora mining company were delisted after acquisitions by foreign investors. sephaku holdings was moved to the construction and materials sector. jubilee platinum, sentula mining and wits gold have been excluded, as their market capitalisation has declined below the threshold noted above. our selection criteria excluded global mining
indigenous gold mining in southern africa: a review were the source of most gold that was mined in suspected precolonial gold mines in south africa itself
the discovery of payable gold on the witwatersrand in 1886 transformed south africa economically, politically, demographically and socially. johannesburg's growth from mining camp to the largest city in southern africa in its
· hundreds of south african gold mine workers were rescued and over 100 treated for smoke inhalation after an underground fire, the national union of mineworkers (num) said on thursday. safety is a huge issue in south africa's dangerous deep level mines and a focus for investors. a spate of deaths at sibanye stillwater's gold operations, including a