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Basotho and the mines a social history of labour migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. 1890-1940 by Eddy Maloka

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Published by Codesria, Distributed elsewhere by African Books Collective in Dakar, Senegal, Oxford, UK .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • Alien labor, Lesotho -- South Africa -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-257).

StatementEddy Tshidiso Maloka.
SeriesCodesria book series
LC ClassificationsHD8801 .M35 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination257 p. :
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3738818M
ISBN 102869781288
LC Control Number2003407790

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Basotho People at Work. 4, likes 5 talking about this. The people of The Kingdom of Lesotho and their daily activities. See: FOR THE best part of a decade, Followers: 5K. Moeletsi OA Basotho, Maseru, Lesotho. 10, likes 74 talking about this. Moeletsi oa Basotho ke koranta ea Kereke e Katholike eo sepheo sa eona e leng 3/5(1). Thousands of Basotho mineworkers are expected to lose their jobs in the South African gold mines despite agreements reached by the three stakeholders in the South Africa Gold Crisis. The people of Lesotho are called Basotho (plural) and A major sustaining factor in the country's economy is employment found in South African mines, farms, and industries. "Lesotho," The New Book of Knowledge, Web Sites "Sesotho-Southern Sotho."

Lesotho (/ l ə ˈ s uː t uː / (), Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved country within the border of South is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country, and the only one outside of the Italian l and largest city: Maseru, 29°28′S 27°56′E / . The Basotho and Shaft-sinking Anyone acquainted with Lesotho, or with gold mining in South Africa is likely to have come across some reference to special skills of the Basotho as shaft-sinkers on the mines. For example we learn from a book published under the auspices of HMSO in that. In his book, Basotho and the Mines: A Social History of Labour Migrancy in Lesotho and South Africa, c. , the author provides a major historical study . 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 s, an estimated , BaSotho worked in South Africa's mines, and many others were part of South Africa's urban work force throughout the country.