Grade 8 - Term 2: The Mineral Revolution in South Africa After the South African War 1899-1902 thousands of African workers boycotted the gold mines because wages had dropped. They tried to find jobs on the railways and in the towns instead. As with indentured labourers workers on the gold mines also deserted when they were unable to do anything else to improve their jobs.
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Gold worth billions is smuggled out of Africa - new analysis Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe the United States and beyond
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World’s Deepest Gold Mines on a ‘Cliff’ as Virus Cuts Output South Africa’s gold industry output has dwindled to a fifth of its 1970s’ peak as ever-deepening shafts and higher costs take their toll. The coronavirus may pose an even bigger threat.