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  • Lesotho: From Labor Reserve to Depopulating Periphery ...

    May 02, 2012  In the heyday of South African reliance on Basotho labor in the gold mines, to work in the mines for at least a year or two was a normal part of becoming an adult for men from Lesotho. From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, most able-bodied men could obtain a contract as a novice to work in the mines.

  • Africa :: Lesotho — The World Factbook - Central ...

    The majority of Basotho migrants were single men contracted to work as gold miners in South Africa. However, migration trends changed in the 1990s, and fewer men found mining jobs in South Africa because of declining gold prices, stricter immigration policies, and a preference for South African

  • Poverty drives Basotho to South African mines - Lesotho Times

    Jun 18, 2009  Basotho men were driven to the South African mines because their means of livelihood in Lesotho, cattle, had been wiped out by rinder pest.New taxes imposed by colonial authorities in the late 1880s also drove blacks in southern Africa to seek work in the mines.

  • Sotho people - Wikipedia

    The Basotho's heartland is the Free State province in South Africa and neighboring Lesotho. Both of these largely rural areas have widespread poverty and underdevelopment. [31] Many Sesotho speakers live in conditions of economic hardship, but people with access to land and steady employment may enjoy a higher standard of living. [31]

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  • Basotho and the Expérience of Death, Dying, and Mourning ...

    Tshidiso Maloka Basotho and the Experience of Death Dying and Mourning in the South African Mine Compounds 1890-1940* The discovery of diamonds in Kimberely and later gold on the Wit- watersrand or the Rand in South Africa in the latter half of the 19th century was significant turning point in the social and economic history of the southern African region This development resulted among others ...

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  • Mining - Lesotho - area

    Jun 15, 2011  In 2002, Consolidated African Mines Limited announced its plans to merge with JCI Gold, and acquired a 40% interest in Letseng Investment Holdings, the holding company of Letseng Diamonds. The economy of landlocked Lesotho was based on subsistence agriculture, livestock, and remittances from Basotho miners employed in South African gold mines.

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

  • Lesotho: Basotho Miners Heading Back Home - allAfrica

    Thousands of Basotho mineworkers are expected to lose their jobs in the South African gold mines despite agreements reached by the three stakeholders in the South Africa Gold Crisis.

  • Basotho

    The powerful South African economy, and particularly the mining industry has proven a great magnet for Basotho men. Many spend years as migrant workers in the gold mines around Johannesburg. This has had a profound effect on Basotho society, as the women of

  • The Basotho - South African Culture

    The Basotho used to live throughout the Highveld area but, since the mid 1800s, have been most closely associated with Moshoeshoe's independent kingdom of Lesotho, previously Basutoland, whose territory today is an enclave within South Africa's borders.

  • The Basotho - South African Culture

    The Basotho used to live throughout the Highveld area but, since the mid 1800s, have been most closely associated with Moshoeshoe's independent kingdom of Lesotho, previously Basutoland, whose territory today is an enclave within South Africa's borders.

  • Basotho traditional cuisine (ZA) - South African Tourism

    O O ver the years, migration to mines meant that the Basotho food travelled all over South Africa. The food also travels well because of the emphasis on fermentation and preservation – and it’s incredibly delicious. The Basotho people historically lived in a broad area that encompasses much of South Africa's Free State province and also the independent kingdom of Lesotho.

  • South Africa - Sotho

    Cattle raising became more difficult, and as Western economic pressures intensified, Sotho people living in Lesotho and in South Africa increasingly turned to the mines for work. By the early 1990s, an estimated 100,000 BaSotho worked in South Africa's mines, and many others were part of South Africa's urban work force throughout the country.

  • Basotho and the Mines: a Social History of Labour Migrancy ...

    Basotho and the Mines is the first major study of migrant labour in Lesotho, dedicated to the period 1890 to 1940. It examines the position of Basotho migrant workers in South Africa, Lesotho’s dependency on migrant labour, and the social and cultural consequences of sending so many men away to work.

  • The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative is one of the key initiatives led by the South Africa Knowledge Hub. It is an innovative multi-stakeholder effort involving government, civil society, development, and private sector partners aimed at combating TB in the mining sector in the Southern Africa

  • Calls for Lesotho, South Africa borders to be abolished ...

    Jul 02, 2017  This includes people from Lesotho mostly working in the mines and as domestic workers in Rustenburg. Free Movement of Basotho President, Doctor Morolong, says the previous government of Lesotho failed them. The Free Movement of Basotho has been demanding that Lesotho be part of South Africa and passports be discontinued.

  • Big Hole - Wikipedia

    The bodies of Miners were viewed as an issue of waste disposal by the mines/city council and the African rituals and mourning processes were of no concern to authorities. Many Basotho miners were not pleased at the manner in which the dead were treated.

  • List of the biggest mining companies in South Africa

    READ ALSO: Top 5 construction companies in South Africa 2019. List of mining companies in South Africa. As said earlier, there are lots of mining companies which are based in the country. So, apart from the ones discussed earlier, the following are some other South African mines list that you may want to consider at any time.

  • Contemporary Life of the Basotho - South Africa

    Portrait of a Basotho man in a Basotho cultural village in Qwa-Qwa. The strongest influence on Lesotho's Basotho is their involvement as labourers in South Africa's mining and productive industry. This represents their main source of income and has affected their practices.

  • SA mine fires 230 Basotho - Lesotho Times

    Harmony Gold Mining Company is the fifth largest gold producer in the world with operations in South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are an estimated 52 000 Basotho working in South African mines. Lesotho’s economy is heavily dependent on remittances from migrant workers at South African mines.

  • Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) South African History Online

    Cattle raising became more difficult, and as Western economic pressures intensified, Sotho people living in Lesotho and in South Africa increasingly turned to the mines for work. By the early 1990s, an estimated 100,000 Basuto worked in South Africa's mines, and many others were part of South Africa's urban work force throughout the country.

  • Project MUSE - Basotho and the Mines: a social history of ...

    Eddy Tshidiso Maloka, Basotho and the Mines: a social history of labour migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890–1940.Dakar: CODESRIA (pb £28.95, US $47.95 – 2 86978 128 8). 2004, 272pp. (Distributed by African Books Collective, Oxford.)

  • Platinum News: South Africa Lockdown Risks Killing Mines ...

    May 13, 2020  South Africa’s mining industry contributed 8% of gross domestic product last year. Each employee in the sector supports at least 10 dependents, according to Minerals Council South Africa

  • BASOTHO STUDENTS STUDYING IN SA TO REPORT TO SA HIGH ...

    May 27, 2020  basotho students studying in sa to report to sa high commission offices May 27, 2020 by Nkoateleng Mohau in education , Health The South African High Commissioner to Lesotho, Mr. Sello Moloto has called on Basotho students studying in South African schools to immediately report to the South African High Commission in Maseru during office hours.

  • SA mine fires 230 Basotho - Lesotho Times

    Harmony Gold Mining Company is the fifth largest gold producer in the world with operations in South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are an estimated 52 000 Basotho working in South African mines. Lesotho’s economy is heavily dependent on remittances from migrant workers at South African mines.

  • Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) South African History Online

    Cattle raising became more difficult, and as Western economic pressures intensified, Sotho people living in Lesotho and in South Africa increasingly turned to the mines for work. By the early 1990s, an estimated 100,000 Basuto worked in South Africa's mines, and many others were part of South Africa's urban work force throughout the country.

  • Project MUSE - Basotho and the Mines: a social history of ...

    Eddy Tshidiso Maloka, Basotho and the Mines: a social history of labour migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890–1940.Dakar: CODESRIA (pb £28.95, US $47.95 – 2 86978 128 8). 2004, 272pp. (Distributed by African Books Collective, Oxford.)

  • Platinum News: South Africa Lockdown Risks Killing Mines ...

    May 13, 2020  South Africa’s mining industry contributed 8% of gross domestic product last year. Each employee in the sector supports at least 10 dependents, according to Minerals Council South Africa

  • BASOTHO STUDENTS STUDYING IN SA TO REPORT TO SA HIGH ...

    May 27, 2020  basotho students studying in sa to report to sa high commission offices May 27, 2020 by Nkoateleng Mohau in education , Health The South African High Commissioner to Lesotho, Mr. Sello Moloto has called on Basotho students studying in South African schools to immediately report to the South African High Commission in Maseru during office hours.

  • Migration in Southern Africa

    recruited for Namibian mines and farms from Ovamboland, South Africa, Lesotho, Angola and Botswana. The total on the diamond mines in 1925 was 7,000 (3,000 from South Africa, 2,000 from Ovamboland, 1,350 from Botswana and 250 from Lesotho). In 1943, a recruiting organization (SWANLA) was established to recruit

  • CONFLICT ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES, 1972 - 1976

    Some Aspects of Accidents on South African Mines, . 1974 - 1976 . 1 ... On 19 July fighting broke out between Xhosa and Basotho miners at Union Corporation's Kinross gold mine. Six African miners were killed, 14 were admitted to hospital, and a quarter of the labour force of 4000 failed to ...

  • Migration Shocks: Integrating Lesotho's Retrenched Migrant ...

    Basotho men will not be denied access to the South African mines for 2The Employment Bureau of Africa is the main agency that the South African Chamber of Mines uses to recruit migrant workers from other African countries.

  • THE ERINPURA: BASOTHO TRAGEDY - South African Military ...

    The previous experience of many of the Basotho in South African mines with automatic drills and dynamite was found to be most valuable. 1927 Company was among these and was one of those that provided a guard of honour for a visit by the Duke of Gloucester. Other companies, including 1919, remained in Egypt carrying out such tasks as unloading ...

  • List of mines in South Africa - Briefly

    With these, you get a comprehensive South African mines list for major mines and companies. 1. BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited. This is one of the major companies in South Africa that is known for mining Gold. It was previously known as the Ingwe Collieries Limited. BHP is a company that prides itself for being the ...

  • South Africa’s Mining Industry Is About to Come to a ...

    Mar 23, 2020  South Africa’s iconic mines, from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams, are about to go silent.

  • Strategy for African mining (English) The World Bank

    Strategy for African mining (English) Abstract. This report examines the reasons for the demise of Africa's mining performance, and proposes a strategy for accelerating mining sector growth so that the sector can make a greater contribution to economic activity in the region.

  • History of Migrant Labor in South Africa (1800–2014 ...

    A pervasive system of migrant labor played a fundamental part in shaping the past and present of South Africa’s economy and society and has left indelible marks on the wider region. South Africa was long infamous for its entrenched system of racial discrimination. But it is also unique in the extent to which urbanization, industrialization, and rural transformation have been molded by ...

  • Sotho

    By the early 1990s, an estimated 100,000 BaSotho worked in South Africa's mines, and many others were part of South Africa's urban work force throughout the country. The Bakwena trace their origin ...

  • Multi-million maloti payout for Basotho miners - Lesotho Times

    ’Marafaele Mohloboli . About eighty eight former Basotho mine-workers are set to receive compensation worth M8.6 million from Q(h)ubeka Trust of South Africa for health complications suffered while working in that country’s mines, the Lesotho Times has learnt. Qhubeka Trust was founded in March 2016 on the back of a lengthy compensation battle by attorneys representing ex-mineworkers who ...

  • The role of the non-farm sector in rural development in ...

    SOUTH AFRICA The dependence of Lesotho on South Africa for employment is com-monly noted in the literature. Cobbe ( ) states that the majority of rural areas in Lesotho have interacted economically with South African market towns, urban centres and mines that employ Basotho migrant workers.

  • South African and Global Apartheid: The Experience of ...

    Oct 12, 2007  (2007). South African and Global Apartheid: The Experience of Basotho Labor in the South African Gold Mines and Taiwanese-owned Textile Factories. Safundi: Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 459-472.

  • Technology, ethnicity and ideology: basotho miners and ...

    (1988). Technology, ethnicity and ideology: basotho miners and shaft‐sinking on the South African gold mines. Journal of Southern African Studies: Vol. 14, Culture and Consciousness in Southern Africa

  • Maloka, Eddy Tshidiso 1965– Encyclopedia

    In his 2004 book, Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890-1940, the author provides a major historical study of migrant labor in Lesotho, South Africa. "Basotho and the Mines is Maloka's solidly researched, detailed look at the development of an important subset of the migrant labour ...

  • Implications of a Zuma presidency - Lesotho Times

    Basotho mine workers are extremely vulnerable in South Africa. They are barred from membership of South African trade unions. Basotho mine workers are easily targeted and are quickly expelled when they dare protest. South African citizens, in contrast, receive better treatment at the mines. I would want to see more investments coming into the ...

  • Metal Prices Boosted By A South African Move To Close Its ...

    Mar 24, 2020  A major “outage” event, the closure of South Africa’s big mining industry for 21 days, is expected to flow into the prices of a wide range of minerals and metals.

  • South Africa 32: Gold Mine Dance - YouTube

    Dec 26, 2009  In Gold Reef City the zulu dancers showed us a mine dance with helmets, boots and kaching kaching! ... Gumboot Dance (South Africa) - Happy Hours School - Duration: 1:14.

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  • Migration from Lesotho to South Africa

    South Africa during that year. In other words, 186,206 men and 78,402 women were living in South Africa in 2001. In 2000, TEBA registered 58,224 Basotho men working in the mines in South Africa, meaning that some 127,992 Basotho men work in areas other than mining. • Feminization of the Basotho migration to South Africa

  • Silicosis claims in the South African mining industry ...

    The South African gold mining industry faces a number of challenges including falling gold prices, sticky labour pricing, the increasing costs of production, inconsistent energy supply and policy dithering on the part of the African National Congress-led government, to name but a few. This notwithstanding, the industry seems to be weathering ...

  • Timeline of Land Dispossession and Segregation in South ...

    The British occupy the South African Republic and in terms of the Article 21 of the Pretoria Convention appoint a Commission to investigate land ownership by Africans. Amongst its members are S.J.P. Kruger, Vice-President of the Transvaal State, George Hudson, British Resident, and H.J. Schoeman Native Commissioner for Pretoria and Heidelberg.

  • South African Gold Mine Closed After 69 Die in Ethnic ...

    Nov 12, 1991  In the wake of the worst mining violence in South Africa's recent memory, 2,500 dispirited black miners were sent home today and gold production curtailed at a major mine

  • Country Report - Lesotho

    The net income from abroad is largely derived from Basotho working in RSA’s mines. However, employment of migrant mine workers has been declining in the recent years. Current figures by The Employment Bureau of Africa (TEBA) offices show that the total number of contracts renewed in the first months of 1999 to be 22,8867 compared to 27,693 in ...

  • Lesotho's Economic Recovery Slowed By Weaker South African ...

    Weakness in South Africa's mining sector activity will weigh on Lesotho's private consumption, which is directly affected via remittances sent by Basotho working in mine sites in the country. Remittances, which accounted for 15.2% of GDP in 2017, are fundamental to support consumption and growth in the wholesale and retail trade sector.