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goldbarsThe Citizen reports that driven by a desire to expose corruption and exploitation in the mining sector, two seasoned South African journalists spent almost a year researching and chronicling the lives of former mineworkers.  

The result is their newly launched book, ‘Broke and Broken’, with the subtitle, ‘The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in SA’.  The authors – Lucas Ledwaba, a freelance journalist and editor, and Leon Sadiki, an award-winning photojournalist – describe more than 100 years of abuse and exploitation across generations of hundreds of thousands of black men who worked underground in the gold mines that built SA’s economy.  Some of the key aspects captured are the retrenchment of mineworkers after being diagnosed with “the same illness, silicosis”.

  • Read this report by Vicky Abraham in full at The Citizen

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