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 ...

"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 …

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Sotho (South Sotho or Basotho) | South African History Online

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.

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The New Humanitarian | Illegal migrant miners risk lives ...

 · “I was so unlucky; I should be driving a flashy car by now,” he told IRIN, shortly after being deported from Welkom, a mining town in South Africa’s Free State Province. Basotho men have been migrating to neighbouring South Africa to work in its mines since the 1950s, but in the last decade many have been retrenched as mining companies ...

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South Africa - Sotho - Country Studies

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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SA mine fires 230 Basotho - Lesotho Times

MASERU — About 230 Basotho migrant mine workers at Bambanani Gold Mine in Welkom, South Africa, have been dismissed following a work-related dispute. An official at the Workers Union of South Africa (WUSA) told the Lesotho Times this week that the workers were sent packing for allegedly failing to turn up for work. The official …

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The Oppenheimer Empire - TheCall

South Africa, including its first on Rio Tinto Zinc and in 1977 a study of the Soweto uprising, Black South Africa Explodes. In late 1985, as the political situation in South Africa became more critical, it was decided to expand the project, then well advanced, into a book. Our researches have taken us to Johannesburg, most recently in

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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.

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basotho in the south african mines

THE ERINPURA: BASOTHO TRAGEDY - South African Military History Society... 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.

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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, c 1940. Basotho and the Mines: a Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c 1940. Eddy Maloka. dakar, CODESRIA, 2004; Xii+260 p., ISBN 8.

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Lesotho Facts for Kids | Lesotho Travel | Geopgraphy ...

Most of Lesotho's hydroelectric energy and the water from the reservoir are transferred to neighbouring South Africa. In many Basotho families, the main breadwinners either work on their own farms, in the textile industry, or in the government, which is the biggest employer in the country. ... where they mainly work on farms or in the mines ...

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8 things you probably didn't know about Lesotho | News ...

 · 8 things you probably didn't know about ... here are eight things you didn't know about Lesotho - Africa's unusual "kingdom in the sky". ... migrant workers who service the South African mining ...

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Lesotho: Basotho Call for Dual Citizenship, Union With SA ...

THE majority of Basotho want Lesotho to establish a union with South Africa, a leading research institute has found. At least 52 percent of Basotho favour unification with South Africa while 80 ...

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Free State–Basotho Wars - Wikipedia

The Free State–Basotho Wars refers to a series of wars fought between King Moshoeshoe I, the ruler of the Basotho kingdom, and the white settlers, in what is now known as the Free State. These can be divided into the Senekal's War of 1858, the Seqiti War in 1865−1866 and the Third Basotho War in …

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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 …

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Migration from Lesotho to South Africa

South Africa during that year. In other words, 186,206 men and 78,402 women were living in South Africa in 2001. In 2000, TEBA registered 58,224 Basotho men working in the mines in South Africa, meaning that some 127,992 Basotho men work in areas other than mining. • Feminization of the Basotho migration to South Africa

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

Basotho and the Mines : a Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c 1940. Basotho and the Mines : a Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c 1940. Eddy Maloka. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2004 ; Xii+260 p., ISBN 8.

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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 …

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Sesotho Web : Sesotho in South Africa

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. This like some ...

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South Africa 32: Gold Mine Dance - YouTube

 · In Gold Reef City the zulu dancers showed us a mine dance with helmets, boots and kaching kaching! ... South Africa - Duration: 14:19. Maurice Bhekezakhe Mthembu 459,189 views.

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Labor migration in Southern Africa and agricultural ...

In Lesotho, only about 2% of the land is arable. Also, the impact of so much migration to South Africa has a direct effect on labor available to Lesotho agriculture. To estimate indirectly the costs of migration, 34 Basotho migrants employed in the South African mines …

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Article: Foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship and ...

 · Many Basotho are also employed in the South African mines, plantations and industries. However, recent studies show that starting from the 1990s many Basotho men are retrenched from the South African mines in large numbers thus aggravating the existing unemployment in …

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THE ERINPURA: BASOTHO TRAGEDY - South African Military ...

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.

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Labor migration in Southern Africa and agricultural ...

In Lesotho, only about 2% of the land is arable. Also, the impact of so much migration to South Africa has a direct effect on labor available to Lesotho agriculture. To estimate indirectly the costs of migration, 34 Basotho migrants employed in the South African mines …

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

 · The Free Movement of Basotho are calling on the new government of Lesotho to advance their demands that borders between their country and South Africa be abolished. According to the Free Movement of Basotho, there is a need for the incorporation of their country into South Africa…

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Poverty drives Basotho to South African mines - Lesotho Times

AS I SEE IT FROM history archives we read that from the late nineteenth century men from southern African countries trekked to work in the gold and diamond mines in neighbouring South Africa.These included hundreds of men from Lesotho. Basotho men were driven to the South African mines because their means of livelihood in …

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South Sotho - Art & Life in Africa - The University of ...

Over the last several centuries South Sotho men and women have served as migrant workers in the Republic of South Africa, competing for jobs as domestic workers, as well as for positions in the mining …

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Basotho and the Expérience of Death, Dying, and ... - CORE

On essaye de démontrer que les luttes « invisibles » menées par ces mineurs dans le cadre de l'observance des coutumes mortuaires ont, dans une certaine mesure, menacé le système de pouvoir prévalant dans les mines.Maloka Tshidiso. Basotho and the Expérience of Death, Dying, and Mourning in the South African Mine Compounds, 1940.

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Marashea on the Mines: Economic, Social and Criminal ...

Since their emergence in the late 1940s, the predominantly Basotho gangs known as Marashea or Russians have maintained close links with mineworkers, especially those working on gold mines. These links intensified and the gangs became more dependent on the mines after the 1963 legislation which denied Basotho the right to work in South Africa other than in the agricultural and mining sectors.

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Sotho people - Wikipedia

To enter the cash economy, Basotho men often migrated to large cities in South Africa to find employment in the mining industry. [page needed] Migrant workers from the Free State and Lesotho thus helped to spread Sesotho to the urban areas of South Africa. Migrant work is generally agreed to have had a negative impact on family life for most ...

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Lesotho: Basotho Call for Dual Citizenship, Union With SA ...

THE majority of Basotho want Lesotho to establish a union with South Africa, a leading research institute has found. At least 52 percent of Basotho favour unification with South Africa while 80 ...

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