Miners remain virtual slaves: iLIVE
The partnership between the public and private sector is a fallacy. South African mining has no respect for human dignity or for the living conditions of mine workers, or the work they do.
Miners still live in hostels, more than 80 miners still share a shower, and some live in tin shacks just to have some privacy, even if there is no running water and they must use an open field as a toilet.
The mining elites continue to reap profits. They need to change, or face the music.
Mines must build family units for workers, improve conditions and facilitate home ownership. It can't be the role only of the government to improve people's lives.