International Capital and the Crisis in Namibia's Mining Industry

by Brian Wood, Namibia Support Committee, American Committee on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
November 29 - December 2, 1982
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
17 pages
Type: Conference Presentation
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Language: English
Introduction • Capitalist Mining under German Colonialism • The Mining Sector in the colonial economy • Distribution of G.D.P. in Namibia by Sectors (%) • US Capital, the Diamond Monopoly & Anglo-American's fiefdom • Mining during the Great Depression • The first post-war base metal boom - Newmont and AMEX • The second base metal boom and Afrikaaner capital • The uranium rush and the Rossing pact • The non-uranium rush • The current crisis - Rossing to the rescue? • "SWA Revenue" Dependence on Mining RM (%) • Reconstructing labour on the Mines • The new settler nationalism • References and Appendices on Companies and Output • References Not Otherwise Mentioned in the Statistical Tables • Output and Importance of Commodities Mined in Namibia • Total Employment (and Distribution of Whites) on Mine 1982 • Employment at Rossing (Absolute Nos) and the Limited Effects of Recent 'Upgrading' of the Black Workforce • Gross domestic product by kind of economic activity • Mineral production, 1964-78: value
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