Mining sector wages in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Gwatidzo, M.Benhura
KEYWORDS: MINING AND MINERALS INDUSTRY, WAGES
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9145

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to investigate wage determination in South Africa's mining sector with a view to better understand the current unrests in the sector. This is important given that this wave of strikes is not the first to hit South African mines; in 2007 there was an industry-wide miners' strike during which the miners made it clear they were not happy with their remunerations and working conditions at the country's mines.