HC Deb 12 July 1906 vol 160 c1050

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state what wore the wages paid to Kaffirs in the mines of the Witwatersrand for the years 1898, 1901–2, 1902–3, 1903–4, and 1904–5, respectively.


According to the Report of the Government Mining Engineer the monthly average rate paid to natives in 1898 was 47s. 1d.; for the statistical year 1901–2 it was 26s. 8d.; for 1902–3, 38s. 6d.; for 1903–4, 48s. 10d.; for 1904–5, 52s.; for the last six months of 1905, 51s. 5d.