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constitutional rights in south africa for mine workers

Constitution National Union of Mineworkers

the Constitution of THE NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS As amended by the 2019 NUM Special National Congress in Durban and approved by the

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CONSTITUTION of THE NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS

with this Constitution. 2 MEMBERSHIP 2.1 Eligibility Subject to the approval of the Branch Committee which has jurisdiction, membership of the union is open to all workers who are: 2.1.1 employed in the mining, energy, construction and allied industries; 2.1.2 about to enter employment in such industries; or

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constitutional rights in south africa for mine workers

WORKERS’ RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND 6 Allen The History of Black Mine Workers in South Africa of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.29 A constitution was adopted,30 but the rights and

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From Workplace Rights to Constitutional Rights in South Africa

For the ILO Century Project Roundtable “From Workplace Rights to Constitutional Rights in South Africa”, November 2013 underground work in mines of all

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South African mineworkers’ perspectives on the right to

Section 23 (Republic of South Africa, 1996). Although under South African law the OHS right is expressed as the Right to Leave a Dangerous Working Place (RLDWP), in practice on South African mine operations it is referred to as ‘Section 23’ or the ‘Right to Refuse Dangerous Work’, rather than RLDWP. The South African expression of

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Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green Paper

South Africa (along with the USA) is out of step with other major mining countries, where public ownership of mineral rights has led to successful exploration and mining industries. Private ownership of mineral rights suppresses exploration activity as well as the opportunity for alternative views to be taken of the economics of mining an

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Home is where the mine is Housing rights for mine workers

On 15 April 2016, the Minister of Mineral Resources published the draft Reviewed Broad Based Black-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry 2016 (“the draft reviewed Mining Charter”) for public comment, addressing among other issues, the targets to be met by the mining industry in respect of the housing and living conditions of mine workers.

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

(a) To give effect to and regulate the fundamental rights conferred by section 23 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.” 29 SA Commercial Catering & Allied Workers Union v Amalgamated Retailers (Pty) Ltd (2002) 23 ILJ 165 (LC) (Amalgamated Retailers). 30 Id

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Workers' rights ConCourt

South Africa's Constitution now goes far in guaranteeing workers' rights, such as the right to strike. Section 23 Labour relations. The rights afforded to citizens generally apply to workers too such as the rights to equality, privacy, dignity and life. But some sections in the Bill of Rights are especially useful to workers.

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Constitutional rights apply to sex workers too GroundUp

Jan 22, 2015· At the same time, sex workers are stigmatised and shunned in a South Africa where prevailing attitudes remain conservative, as found in a 2013 Pew Research Centre study. Sex workers are viewed as a threat to the moral fabric, and neither the state nor the public are willing to stand up for sex workers’ rights.

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From Workplace Rights to Constitutional Rights in South

For the ILO Century Project Roundtable “From Workplace Rights to Constitutional Rights in South Africa”, November 2013 underground work in mines of all

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Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green Paper

South Africa (along with the USA) is out of step with other major mining countries, where public ownership of mineral rights has led to successful exploration and mining industries. Private ownership of mineral rights suppresses exploration activity as well as the opportunity for alternative views to be taken of the economics of mining an

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South African mineworkers’ perspectives on the right to

Section 23 (Republic of South Africa, 1996). Although under South African law the OHS right is expressed as the Right to Leave a Dangerous Working Place (RLDWP), in practice on South African mine operations it is referred to as ‘Section 23’ or the ‘Right to Refuse Dangerous Work’, rather than RLDWP. The South African expression of

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Constitutional Court empowers mining communities in South

Oct 26, 2018· The Constitutional Court in South Africa has ruled that mining communities can now exercise their constitutional rights to oppose mining companies who bypass them in favour of working through traditional leaders.

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

(a) To give effect to and regulate the fundamental rights conferred by section 23 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.” 29 SA Commercial Catering & Allied Workers Union v Amalgamated Retailers (Pty) Ltd (2002) 23 ILJ 165 (LC) (Amalgamated Retailers). 30 Id

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Home is where the mine is Housing rights for mine workers

On 15 April 2016, the Minister of Mineral Resources published the draft Reviewed Broad Based Black-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry 2016 (“the draft reviewed Mining Charter”) for public comment, addressing among other issues, the targets to be met by the mining industry in respect of the housing and living conditions of mine workers.

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National Union of Mineworkers ensuring that its members

The National Union of Mineworkers was founded in 1982. Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed.

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1946 African Mineworkers Strike South African History Online

In 1941, when the decision to launch the Mine Workers' Union was first mooted the wage rate for African workers was R70 per year while white workers received R848. In 1946, the year of the great strike the wages were: Africans R87 and whites R1,106.

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Constitutional Court rules to protect workers hired by

Sep 18, 2018· Constitutional Court proceedings. In Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Others, the Constitutional Court said the 2014 LRA amendments did not ban labour brokers. Rather, the 2014 amendments aimed to achieve two purposes: to provide greater protection and job security to vulnerable labour broker

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Constitutional rights apply to sex workers too GroundUp

Jan 22, 2015· At the same time, sex workers are stigmatised and shunned in a South Africa where prevailing attitudes remain conservative, as found in a 2013 Pew Research Centre study. Sex workers are viewed as a threat to the moral fabric, and neither the state nor the public are willing to stand up for sex workers’ rights.

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Association of Mineworkers and South African

The Court held that the statutory definition of “workplace” applied to section 23(1)(d). Whether each AMCU-majority mine constituted a separate “workplace” depended not on the mines’ geographic location or where the individual workers worked, but rather on

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WORKERS’ RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND

5 Webster et al Work and Industrialisation in South Africa (1994) 28. 6 Allen The History of Black Mine Workers in South Africa (1992) 98. 7 Idem 99. 8 Idem103. 9 Cape Master and Servant Act 15 of 1856. 10 Finnemore & Van der Merwe Introduction to Labour Relations in South Africa (1996) 22. 11 Diamonds were discovered in 1870 in Kimberley.

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Prof Mantouvalou cited by South African Constitutional

Nov 24, 2020· The research of Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (Professor of Human Rights and Labour Law at UCL Laws) on the human rights of domestic workers was cited in a landmark judgment of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Mahlangu v Minister of Labour. The case involved the exclusion of domestic workers from social security rights and the Court

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FARM WORKERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SAHRC

RIGHTS OF FARM WORKERS The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 is the supreme law of the country and it protects the rights of all people in South Africa. Human rights are applicable to all people, by virtue of being human and everyone is born with these rights. Chapter 2 of the Constitution contains the 27 rights that are

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