basotho in the south african mines

Southern African declaration targets TB in mining sector ...

 · About 33 000 Basotho from Lesotho are said to be working in South African mines, underscoring the need to establish linkages and collaboration between the two countries'' tuberculosis programmes. About 30% of multidrug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant TB cases detected in Lesotho are in miners or ex-miners from South Africa.

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South Africa

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.

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Basotho and the Mines | Social History Portal

Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c.1890-1940. Dakar: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, 2004. 257 pp. Index. $47.95 (paper), ISBN 2-8697-8128-8. Reviewed by: Scott Rosenberg, Department of History, Wittenberg University. Published by: H-SAfrica (June, 2006 ...

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FOLLOWING THE MIGRANT MINEWORKERS HOME Basotho and …

FOLLOWING THE MIGRANT MINEWORKERS HOME Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890–1940. By EDDY TSHIDISO MALOKA. Dakar: Codesria, 2004. Pp. xi+257. £28.95/$47.95, paperback (ISBN 2-85978-128-8). - Volume 46 Issue 3

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Basotho Mining Granite Quarry

Basotho Mining Granite Quarry. Home; TOMBSTONE POLICIES AND DOWNLOADS . Bosspoort, Barseba, Rustenburg, South Africa | 27609220496. Make a free website with Yola ...

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Basotho and the Mines (Codesria Book): Maloka, Eddy ...

 · This major study of migrant labour in Lesotho, concentrating on the period between 1980 and 1940, considers the position of Basotho migrant workers in South Africa, Lesotho''s dependency on migrant labour, and the social and cultural consequences on communities, when men are …

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South Sotho

Today, approximately 2.1 million people live in the kingdom of Lesotho, the majority of whom consider themselves "Basotho," a broad cultural designation linking one to any number of Southern Sotho-speaking dibôkô from across the region. In addition, there are approximately 3 million South Sotho who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

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TUBERCULOSIS AND COMPENSATION: A STUDY OF A …

For years Basotho work in RSA as migrant labourers in mines, farms and other sectors. The construction of phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands water project was completed recently as an important investment. Despite that, the Lesotho economy still depends to a large extent on exporting labour to South African mines (S.A mines).

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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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Find the number of basotho mine workers currently employed ...

Find the number of basotho mine workers currently employed in south aficans mines Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Find the number of basotho mine workers currently employed in south aficans mines, quarry, aggregate, and different kinds of …

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The Basotho

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.

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

Basotho and the Mines: a Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c1890-1940 Subject: Catalogue of Publications Keywords: 6. Southern Africa, History, Migrations, 1. South Africa, 24. Lesotho, 2004, Work Created Date: 6/21/2013 10:33:45 PM

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(PDF) Changing the culture of migration? Attitudes towards ...

Until late in the 1990s, employment for unskilled and uneducated able-bodied Basotho men on South African mines was usually available. As a result, the education of male children in most Basotho ...

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Lesotho: Basotho Miners Heading Back Home

 · Maseru — 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 …

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Briefing Note on HIV and Labour Migration in Lesotho

South African mines. However, anecdotal evidence shows that Basotho women have also had a long history of external migration despite the harsh immigration laws of the apartheid system.5 labour migration has been on the rise in recent years with increasing numbers of women participating in both internal and cross border migration.

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9 Blacks Killed and 55 Injured In Clashes at South African ...

 · JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov. 15 (Reuters—At least nine black Africans were killed and 55 injured last night in fighting at the Impala platinum mine …

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The Basotho in South Africa | Exploring Africa

The Basotho are a population of Bantu origin and reside mainly in the state of Lesotho but, due to labor migration, they are also present in large numbers in South Africa. Unfortunately, family life for many rural Sotho has been interrupted for generations by migrant workers, even today many Sotho men continue to live in exclusively male housing units provided by the mining companies that ...

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Basotho traditional cuisine (ZA)

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.

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THE MINING SECTOR, TUBERCULOSIS AND MIGRANT …

The TB burden on South African mines has had a noticeable impact on neighbouring countries as a result of migrant labour. This is particularly problematic in Lesotho, which is entirely surrounded by South Africa (SA) and hence economically dependent, to a large extent, on the export of migrant labour to SA.

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Basotho and the mines : towards a history of labour ...

Bibliography: pages 368-396. This thesis examines how Lesotho came to depend on the export of its men to South African mines; what the experiences of these men were; and how all this impacted on Basotho society during the years between c.1890 and 1940.

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THE ERINPURA: BASOTHO TRAGEDY

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 ...

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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.

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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.

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South Africa: A History of the Marashea Gangs in South ...

 · The Basotho migrants who journeyed to South Africa were actors in this historical play. Upon arrival-their departure an indicator of the impossibility of sustaining themselves in their home ...

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Poverty drives Basotho to South African mines

 · 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.

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Return, reintegration and survival: The case of Basotho ...

Until late in the 1990s, employment for unskilled and uneducated able-bodied Basotho men on South African mines was usually available. As a result, the education of male children in most Basotho ...

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The culture of Basotho: history, people ...

The Basotho, also known as Sotho speakers, are said to have originated from the north of Southern Africa. The Basotho made their way down as various tribes settled in different parts of the country. Some groups settled in the west, while others settled in the east and further south.

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Traditional music in Lesotho | Music In Africa

 · Basotho who went to work in the South African mines met other ethnic groups from sub-Saharan Africa as well as workers from European decent, who introduced them to the concertina (korostina) and the accordion (koriana). This saw the birth of famo music, which was based on the traditional styles of lesiba and litolobonya, to form a unique blend ...

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Lesotho

 · 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 workers.

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

 · 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.

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137 Basotho ''miners'' detained in SA

 · WELKOM — At least 137 Basotho are still locked up in South African jails after they were arrested for illegal mining activities, the Lesotho Times learnt this week.. Lesotho''s consul in Welkom, Sethunya Koqo, said the foreign affairs ministry had compiled a report on illegal Basotho miners held in South African prisons.

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v117n1a6 The status of artisanal and small-scale mining ...

mining sector in South Africa: tracking progress by P.F. Ledwaba* ''&!$)$ Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in South Africa received official recognition after the change in government in 1994.The Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) recognized the sector as a vehicle for social and economic development for historically ...

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Cultural Practices of the Basotho

The Basotho delight in song and dance, which accompany many ceremonies and social activities. Song is also used to mark the experiences of men''s long absences as labour migrants: men compete to recite lifela tsa litsamaea naha ''songs of the travellers'' about their experiences in mine hostels and underground, and women use a similar form of recitation to lament their lives as grass widows.

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Basotho Mineworkers and zama zama in Disused Commercial ...

 · Looking at the case of Basotho illegal migrant mineworkers, this chapter explores the relationship between zama zama, conflict, mobility, turf wars and violence in disused gold mines in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The chapter further demonstrates the conflicts between different groups of Basotho illegal migrant mineworkers in underground ...

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Poverty drives Basotho to South African mines

Article: Lesotho: From Labor Reserve to Depopulating ...

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa | Journal ...

From 1986 to 1996, Basotho workers accounted for over 40% of the total labour force employed in the South African mining sector (Harington et al., 2004). 3 Over this period, almost all able-bodied males could obtain a contract as a novice to work in the mining industry. Foreign workers were hired on contracts varying in length from 6 months to ...

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UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND INSTITUTE FOR …

Africans in South Africa (about 1 million) was said to be Christian, and a generation later, in 1946, the figure had doubled to 52.6%.3 It appears as if the most systematic and focused work in the gold mine compounds prior to the South African War was conducted by A.W, Baker (who had abandoned his law practice for evangelical

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basotho in the south african mines

Basotho men mainly worked on mines and at industries throughout South Africa and the numbers of these people only declined during the 1990s.MEDIA Sesotho is mainly used on SABC 2 a channel part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation''s television section.

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Maloka, Eddy Tshidiso. Basotho and the Mines. A Social ...

Maloka, Eddy Tshidiso. Basotho and the Mines. A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890–1940. Codesria, Dakar 2004. 259 pp. Maps. £14.95; $20.95 - Volume 50 Issue 1

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Mining: South Africa''s legacy and burden in the context of ...

 · The history of mining in South Africa dating back to the late nineteenth century is synonymous with silica exposure, silicosis, and tuberculosis. Under pressure to protect the large number of the newly arriving European mineworkers, following the conclusions of the 1902 Milner Commission of Enquiry into Phthisis ( 1 ), the Miners'' Phthisis ...

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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, pp. 257-278.

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