Photo 2- Rustenberg Mine Protest, South Africa

Protests organized by laborers and surrounding communities asking for mines to pay fairer wages to workers and to support surrounding communities have taken place throughout South Africa the past couple of days.   The most significant involved the Rustenburg Mine (pictured here).  But this is a larger debate about how the resources and hazards of mining are distributed in a society still with the legacy of apartheid.

Edit: Daniel Born’s WordPress site has his additional excellent photos of the protests.


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