Why is There Unrest in South Africa's Mining Industry?

As strike action ripples through the diamond, iron, chrome, platinum and gold mining sectors, it is not purely about wages but shows the level of unhappiness with working and living conditions, a non-profit group says.

File photo: Striking mineworkers carrying knobkerries, sharpened sticks and iron rods. A round of talks between the platinum industry and unions was expected to continue this week to resolve the widespread strike action in the country.


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