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A Story Of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

A Story Of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

Apr 14, 2014· Diamond mining had such a massive impact on the entire Southern African region that, as economic historian William Worger described it, “within a year of the opening of the mines…

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Early Photographs Reveal Daily Life At The Kimberley ...

Early Photographs Reveal Daily Life At The Kimberley ...

Feb 19, 2019· Kimberley, South Africa, is home to the world’s largest diamond mine, also known as the “Big Hole.” Dug by humans and so large it is visible from space, the pit has yielded some of the world’s largest diamonds and made the De Beers name famous worldwide.

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A Century Of Migrant Labour In The Gold Mines Of South …

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 gold mines of South Africa over the century from 1896 to ...

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Diamond Mining In Africa

Diamond Mining In Africa

May 14, 2013· Diamond mining in Africa dates back to 1866, when the child of a Dutch farmer found a 22-carat diamond in what is now South Africa — that was the first known diamond …

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Diamond History And Lore

Diamond History And Lore

By 1900, De Beers, through its mines in South Africa, controlled an estimated 90 percent of the world’s production of rough diamonds. The South African sources affected many segments of the diamond industry. This was especially true as diamond mining moved from the surface to farther underground. Because of the huge costs and comparatively ...

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19Th Century

19Th Century

The Kimberley diamond mine, one of the richest in the world, was discovered in 1871, setting off a rush by hopeful miners. In The South African Diamond Fields, and a Journey to the Mines the author describes the process of claiming plots of land by individual miners:. The Diggers' Committee, an influential elective body, had made it a rule that when such a rush occurred, each individual might ...

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Living Conditions Of Mine Workers From Eight Mines In ...

Living Conditions Of Mine Workers From Eight Mines In ...

Apr 10, 2018· Poor living conditions are a consequence of the history of the South African mining industry (SAMI), despite legislation having been implemented to attempt to address this challenge. 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.

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The Effects Of Mineral Revolution In South Africa

The Effects Of Mineral Revolution In South Africa

The interior of South Africa became so important to the colonialists that the balance of power was tipped firmly in favor of the whites and the African states were eclipsed. It was mineral revolution that transformed South Africa from subsistence economy to commercial and industrial society.

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History Of South Africa, Industrialization And Imperialism ...

History Of South Africa, Industrialization And Imperialism ...

Four mines were developed, and the town of Kimberley was established. The town grew quickly and became the largest urban society in the interior of southern Africa in the 1870s and the 1880s. Although the mines were worked initially by small-scale claims-holders, the economics of diamond production and marketing soon led to consolidation.

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A Brief History Of Diamonds. Diamonds Are The Most ...

A Brief History Of Diamonds. Diamonds Are The Most ...

Jun 29, 2016· The diamond boom began in South Africa around 1866, continued with the discovery of even more mines near the Orange River in 1870, and really took off in 1871, when the “de Beers” and ...

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Is Now The Time To Invest In South African Gold Mining?

Is Now The Time To Invest In South African Gold Mining?

Jun 04, 2020· The discovery of gold in the late 19th century gave rise to the development of the city of Johannesburg, Egoli, or the City of Gold and for many years, South Africa was the world’s primary gold producer. This is no longer the case and South Africa’s gold …

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South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says Ilo Mining ...

South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says Ilo Mining ...

Aug 24, 2012· South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining ... Working conditions. South Africa could do more for miners, says ILO mining specialist. The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa’s mining industry.

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Diamond Mining Resurges In Latin America

Diamond Mining Resurges In Latin America

Sep 23, 2008· Aware of demand, mining companies are tapping Brazil and Paraguay for their diamond deposits, reactivating an industry that was overshadowed by the dominance of South Africa in the early 20th century.

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The History Of Diamonds

The History Of Diamonds

More diamonds would be found along the river in Hopetown, transforming the quiet village into a diamond mecca. South Africa proved to be a rich source of diamonds. In 1871, an 83.50-carat diamond was found on a shallow hill called Colesberg Kopje. This officially kicked off the South African diamond rush, leading to the first large-scale ...

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A Brief History Of Diamonds And The Big Hole In Kimberley ...

A Brief History Of Diamonds And The Big Hole In Kimberley ...

In December diamonds were found in the adjacent Du Toit's Pan, triggering the third diamond rush. Cecil Rhodes, aged 17, arrives in South Africa. He sells ice to miners in the hot African sun and saves his money. 1871: The De Beers Mine is discovered in May, and the Kimberley Mine in July. The latter , initially known as New Rush (then ...

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The Positive Impact Of Diamond Mining

The Positive Impact Of Diamond Mining

Sep 28, 2016· Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond …

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British Imperialism Of South Africa

British Imperialism Of South Africa

The South African farmers struggled with illnesses and problems like the plague which was a major crisis in South Africa, since their economy relies on their trading products. The mining of minerals such as gold and diamonds, products of great demand, lead the a boom in the economy because goods like these were so valued and desired by foreign ...

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Silicosis Settlement: First ...

Silicosis Settlement: First ...

Apr 02, 2020· Resources are currently being focused in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape, from where the bulk of South Africa’s gold mines drew its labour. While Murray believes close to one million mine workers could be considered as potential claimants, owing to the sheer number that worked on South Africa’s gold mines over the past-half century, he expects ...

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Africa: Africa Mining Vision

Africa: Africa Mining Vision

From the diamonds and gold in South Africa in the late 19th century to the dependence of smartphones and electric cars on cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Africa's mineral riches have contributed to streams of profit accumulated primarily in global financial capitals.

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South Africa

South Africa

Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (1870–1902) South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870, when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when the South African War ended. Midway between these dates, in 1886, the world’s largest …

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Discovery Of The Gold In 1884 | South African History Online

Discovery Of The Gold In 1884 | South African History Online

The sub-division of what became the settlement's central district was a typical product of nineteenth century mining camp planning. In the case of all other gold discoveries made previously in the Transvaal, deposits had invariably proved to have a short working life, so the concentrations of people they stimulated were equally short lived ...

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Diamonds And Migrant Labour In South Africa, 1869

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.

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Diamonds And Migrant Labour In South Africa, 1869

Diamonds And Migrant Labour In South Africa, 1869

These military conquests were in no small measure influenced by the increasing labour demands made by the diamond and gold mining industries on the African societies of southern Africa. Joint-stock companies, the depression, underground mining and the conquest of African chiefdoms all shaped the decision to introduce closed compounds in 1885.

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Apartheid Era Pass Laws Of South Africa

Apartheid Era Pass Laws Of South Africa

Dec 06, 2019· In the 19th century, new pass laws were enacted to ensure a steady supply of cheap African labor for the diamond and gold mines. In 1952, the government passed an even more stringent law that required all African men age 16 and over to carry a "reference book" (replacing the previous passbook) which held their personal and employment information.

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Old Mine Cut Diamonds: Buying Guide | The Diamond Pro

Old Mine Cut Diamonds: Buying Guide | The Diamond Pro

Oct 30, 2020· Then, in the 1860s, diamonds were discovered in South Africa, resulting in a massive boom in diamond mining throughout the African continent. Originally, the term “old mine” referred to diamonds sourced from mines in India or Brazil — at the time, the “old” mines of the diamond industry.

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Cecil Rhodes &Amp; De Beers: Genocide Diamonds – The …

Cecil Rhodes &Amp; De Beers: Genocide Diamonds – The …

White people came from Europe and became wealthy from the theft of the gold and diamonds in Southern Africa. Pass laws. Cecil Rhodes founded DeBeers diamond cartel. Rhodes went to south Africa from Britain when he was 18 years sold–he took over the diamond mines at Kimberley south Africa and others in the area.

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