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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

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

A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa took place all over southern Africa4, with stringent health checks before miners were accepted. In addition to the inherent dangers of work underground—in 1907 mortality ran at 470 per 100 000 employees per annum 2—were the recognized dangers of high pre-existing pneumonia rates.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy: The ...

In developing a recruiting network in southern Mozambique which quickly made Portuguese East Africa an unrivalled source of black labour for the gold mines, the wnla built on patterns of southward migration there which reached back at least to the 1850s. Large numbers of Tsonga migrants crossed Zululand into Natal in the late nineteenth century to find work on sugar and other estates. Tsonga were also prominent on the diamond fields from the early 1870s. Chamber Of Mines

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Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869-1910

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

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - HSRC

Paul Weinberg – A Visual History of Migrant Labour in South Africa Professor Francis Wilson – Labour in the South African Gold Mines (1972): Past and Present Professor Dori Posel (Economics, Wits University) Trends in Labour Migration and Remittances in Post-apartheid South Africa 11.00-11.15: Tea

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

migrant workers to South African mines. This paper examines whether participation in mining in a bordering country affects HIV infection rate. A job in the mines means leaving for long periods away from their families and living in an area with an active sex industry. This creates potential incentives for multiple, concurrent partnerships. Using Demographic and Health Surveys, the analysis ...

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Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869-1910

South Africa. 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.

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Migrant Labour in South Africa

Migrant Labour in South Africa. A Home Away From Home ©Eric Miller. 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 cheap, unskilled, often illiterate labour from ...

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Diamonds and Migrant Labour in South Africa, 1869

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

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - HSRC

Paul Weinberg – A Visual History of Migrant Labour in South Africa Professor Francis Wilson – Labour in the South African Gold Mines (1972): Past and Present Professor Dori Posel (Economics, Wits University) Trends in Labour Migration and Remittances in Post-apartheid South Africa 11.00-11.15: Tea

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa:

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. A job in the mines means leaving for long periods away from their families and living in an area with an active sex industry. This creates potential ...

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Migrant Workers Photos in Black and White: Margaret ...

Upon reaching the mines, migrant workers had to sign long-term contracts that required them to work for a period up to eleven months without leaving the mining district. With no other residential rights in a “white” area, most of the migrant workers spent their time in the cramped and dirty mine compounds in which they lived. Those migrants who found some kind of work in the city of ...

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A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

14/04/2014  A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery. Mining and migration have gone hand in hand since the Neolithic era, but the special impact of industrial strength mining

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THE EFFECTS OF MIGRANT LABOUR ON THE FAMILY SYSTEM by ...

The migrant labour practice in South Africa played an important role in the country's 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 family. A literature study has shown that migrant ...

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CONFLICT ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES, 1972 - 1979 Dudley

of resistance occurred on South African mines, many of them violent, in which 205 workers died and 1 168 were injured. These events took place in almost every mining region in the country, in gold, coal and other types of mining. J It is extremely difficult to obtain adequate' information about these events. Detailed investigations have been carried out by the mining houses, but their reports ...

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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 ...

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Foreign mineworkers return to South African mines after ...

09/07/2020  Mines in South Africa, the world’s biggest producer of platinum and chrome and a major gold and diamond producer, have been raising output after the virus restrictions, which caused some migrant ...

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa:

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. A job in the mines means leaving for long periods away from their families and living in an area with an active sex industry. This creates potential ...

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - HSRC

Paul Weinberg – A Visual History of Migrant Labour in South Africa Professor Francis Wilson – Labour in the South African Gold Mines (1972): Past and Present Professor Dori Posel (Economics, Wits University) Trends in Labour Migration and Remittances in Post-apartheid South Africa 11.00-11.15: Tea

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Migrant Workers Photos in Black and White: Margaret ...

Upon reaching the mines, migrant workers had to sign long-term contracts that required them to work for a period up to eleven months without leaving the mining district. With no other residential rights in a “white” area, most of the migrant workers spent their time in the cramped and dirty mine compounds in which they lived. Those migrants who found some kind of work in the city of ...

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Emigration dynamics in southern Africa

PIP: This review of the dynamics of international migration in Southern Africa focuses on four aspects of labor migration: 1) while migrant workers suffer from discrimination and lack of protection, there are few alternatives for them; 2) the regulations imposed by the Chamber of Mines in South Africa favor the mining industry at the expense of the workers; 3) worker supplier states have few ...

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South Africa Mining News Amid Coronavirus: Migrant

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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THE EFFECTS OF MIGRANT LABOUR ON THE FAMILY SYSTEM by ...

The migrant labour practice in South Africa played an important role in the country's 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 family. A literature study has shown that migrant ...

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Briefing Note on HIV and Labour Migration in South Africa

Several of the relevant sectors employing migrant workers in South Africa, and the particular HIV vulnerabilities faced by these workers are presented below. Mining A study conducted by Crush et al in 2000 estimated that about 60% of workers in the mining sector in South Africa were from neighbouring countries, mainly Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland. Table 1 shows the number of cross border ...

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The migrant labour system South African History Online

22/02/2016  The notion of migrant labour is based from a legal framework system that did not recognize 'homelands' or 'reserves' as part of the Union of South Africa, hence employment seekers travelling outside of the homelands and those who had already secured employment within the Union of South Africa were considered migrant labourers.

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