South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis

South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis

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South Africa's gold mines are the largest and historically among the most profitable in the world. Yet at what human cost? This book reveals how the mining industry, abetted by a minority state, hid apandemic of silicosis for almost a century and allowed miners infected with tuberculosis to spread disease to rural communities in South Africa and to labour-sending states.

In the twentieth century, South African mines twice faced a crisis over silicosis, which put… (more)


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Publisher: James Currey (October 18, 2012)

Collection: African Issues

Format: EPUB

Page count: 202 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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