basotho in the south african mines

  • basotho in the south african mines

    Many Basotho people today live in South Africa, as a result of their ancestors moving there to work as migrant labourers, particularly in the gold mines.The Zulu are an African ethnic group of about 11 million people who live mainly in KwaZulu-Natal Province

  • Poverty drives Basotho to South African mines Lesotho

    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

  • Basotho and the Mines: a Social History of Labour

    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.

  • (PDF) Return, reintegration and survival: The case of

    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

  • 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

  • Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) South African History

    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.

  • Lesotho: From Labor Reserve to Depopulating Periphery?

    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.

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

    The high demand for labour in the South African mines led to the intro duction of strategies intended to compel Basotho men to migrate to the mines for employment.

  • Basotho

    Economy. 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

  • THE MINING SECTOR, TUBERCULOSIS AND MIGRANT LABOUR IN

    The South African government estimates that the TB incidence rates on gold mines are probably the highest in the world. 1 The TB burden on South African mines has had a noticeable impact on neighbouring countries as a

  • Basotho and the mines : towards a history of labour

    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.

  • (PDF) Return, reintegration and survival: The case of

    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

  • Basotho and the Experience JSTOR

    Tshidiso Maloka Basotho and the Experience of Death, Dying, and Mourning in the South African Mine Compounds, 1 89 0-1 94O* 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

  • (PDF) Changing the culture of migration? Attitudes

    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

  • Basotho in South Africa information on the Southern

    Basotho men mainly worked on mines and at industries throughout South Africa and the numbers of these people only declined during the 1990s. The first official governmental attempt at recording and standardising the language, Sesotho, in South Africa was with the publication of the Sotho Terminology and Orthography No. 1 in 1951.

  • South African and Global Apartheid: The Experience of

    (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.

  • Changes in Migrant Labour in Lesotho South Africa

    Surprisingly, even though the number of Basotho men heading to the South African mines has dropped, the amount of remittance money flowing back into Lesotho from the mines has increased during this time as a result of rising wages. Only Source of Income

  • CONFLICT ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES, 1972 1976

    Some Aspects of Accidents on· South African Mines, . 1974 1976 . 1 ••• T Xhosa and Basotho miners clashed violently over a period of three days leaving 10 dead and 93 injured. As Table No.1. shows the frequency of mine conflict reached a particularly

  • Migration in Southern Africa

    system developed on the South African mines was therefore exported to other countries of the region, including Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the mines recruited workers for the gold, coal and asbestos

  • THE MINING SECTOR, TUBERCULOSIS AND MIGRANT LABOUR IN

    The South African government estimates that the TB incidence rates on gold mines are probably the highest in the world. 1 The TB burden on South African mines has had a noticeable impact on neighbouring countries as a