basotho in the south african mines

The Basotho Zama Zama's is believed to be the epitome of the "Marashea gang", which has operated in the mines since the 1940s. The history of the Marasheas Gang According to Kynoch Gary, since the 1940s, the Basotho nationals have been closely linked to the mines. The name Marashea surfaced in the late 1940s and was taken from Russians.

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Hundreds of thousands of Basotho men oscillate between their homes and South African mines J. Kimble, E. Eldredge History 2003 No country in the whole of southern Africa is more dependent than Lesotho on the export of labour to South Africa. Hundreds of thousands of Basotho men oscillate between their homes and South African… Expand PDF

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The Basotho In the early 1800's there was a great deal of migration and upheaval in Southern Africa, mostly as a result of the Mfecane. There were a number of conflicts between various tribes and, as a result of the Mahlatule famine, some people were even driven to cannibalism.

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SIXTY Lesotho nationals have been arrested by South African police for engaging in illegal mining activities at Orkney Mine in the North West province. The 60 are part of a wider group of 77 foreign nationals who were arrested in what the South African Police Service (SAPS) says is a clamp-down on illegal mining in the neighbouring country.

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Lesotho From Labor Reserve to Depopulating Periphery, - Know More. 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 min...

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Labourers in South Africa. ©Roger de la Harpe. Portrait of a Basotho man in a Basotho cultural village in Qwa-Qwa. The strongest influence on Lesotho's Basotho is their involvement as …

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Basotho and the Experience - JSTOR. 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 19th century, was a significant turning point in the social and economic history of the …

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The Basotho South African Culture The Basotho have been identified as part of a larger Sotho cohort, comprising three broad divisions: Basotho - Southern Sotho, Pedi - Northern Sotho, and Tswana - Western Sotho. ©Dr Peter Magubane …

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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 …

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Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) people are concentrated in the Free State, Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces, with small groups in Namibia and Zambia. While the Sotho people's history is not directly intertwined with that of Bloemfontein, their history had an important influence on the history and development of the Orange Free State province.

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The Basotho South African Culture The Basotho have been identified as part of a larger Sotho cohort, comprising three broad divisions: Basotho - Southern Sotho, Pedi - Northern Sotho, and Tswana - Western Sotho. ©Dr Peter Magubane During Basotho initiation, initiates wear …

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The Basotho In the early 1800's there was a great deal of migration and upheaval in Southern Africa, mostly as a result of the Mfecane. There were a number of conflicts between various tribes and, as a result of the Mahlatule famine, some …

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DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINE COMPOUNDS 27 custom The fate of one Mosotho who fell sick at the Premier Mine was described in the following terms He was sent to the Native Hospital he remained there but not mentioning the pain his chest He was now breathing with difficulty On 28 March 1917 at 3.30 pm he passed away On the 29th at 5.30 he …

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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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    The Basotho South African Culture The Basotho have been identified as part of a larger Sotho cohort, comprising three broad divisions: Basotho - Southern Sotho, Pedi - Northern Sotho, and Tswana - Western Sotho. ©Dr Peter Magubane …

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  • 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; DOI: 10.1017/ S002008 5 900 5071877 This work contributes to the vast corpus of studies that has been produced on the consequences of South Africa's mineral revolution.

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    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 19th century, was a significant turning point in the social and economic history of the southern ...

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    Hundreds of thousands of Basotho men oscillate between their homes and South African mines J. Kimble, E. Eldredge History 2003 No country in the whole of southern Africa is more …

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    Labourers in South Africa. ©Roger de la Harpe. Portrait of a Basotho man in a Basotho cultural village in Qwa-Qwa. The strongest influence on Lesotho's Basotho is their involvement as labourers in South Africa's mining and productive industry. This represents their main source of income and has affected their practices.

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    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. …

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    Portrait of a Basotho man in a Basotho cultural village in Qwa-Qwa. The strongest influence on Lesotho's Basotho is their involvement as labourers in South Africa's mining and productive industry. This represents their main source of income and has affected their practices.

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    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, …

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    A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa. 1914 was to make the South African gold industry the world's top producer . The South African War of 18991902 forced every gold mine into a virtual shutdown and led to a lowered demand for black labour and the loss of over 100, 000 jobs (a, Figure 1).

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    A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa. 1914 was to make the South African gold industry the world's top producer . The South African War of 18991902 forced every gold …

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    SIXTY Lesotho nationals have been arrested by South African police for engaging in illegal mining activities at Orkney Mine in the North West province. The 60 are part of a wider …

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    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.

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