This book explores one of southern Africa’s greatest tragedies and it is told by the men from Pondoland and Lesotho, the labour reserves that oiled the gold mining industry. It also delves into how, as a result of migrant labour, families were broken and how generations of families followed the well-worn path to the mines, only to return years later carrying a disease that is incurable and leads to a slow, painful death.
Broke and Broken
Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa explores the exploitation, the blatant disregard for health and safety regulations whose implications continue to be felt in rural villages far away from the imposing mine shafts.
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Leon Sadiki, Lucas Ledwaba
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Leon Sadiki documented stories in England, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa. His work is vastly published in South Africa and abroad. His work on Marikana won him the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award Story of the Year 2013 and CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards in the same year. Photojournalist of the year, Legends awards 2016. His striking images of the Marikana massacre were published in his book, ‘We Are Going Kill Each Other Today’-The Marikana story. The photographs were also exhibited at South Africa’s seat of the Constitutional Court, Johannesburg to mark the first anniversary of the massacre. He is currently a Senior Photojournalist at the City press national newspaper in South Africa
We are Going to Kill Each Other Today: The Marikana Story was written by investigative journalists from City Press, namely: Thanduxolo Jika, Sebabatso Mosamo, Leon Sadiki, Athandiwe Saba, Felix Dlangamandla, and Lucas Ledwaba.
Many of them have been awarded for their work. Lucas Ledwaba won a CNN African Journalist of the Year Award in 2010 for his reporting on HIV/Aids, while Thanduxolo Jika was a winner in the features category in the Vodacom Awards in 2010, and a finalist for both the Taco Kuiper and CNN awards in the category general news.
Athandiwe Saba is an experienced investigative reporter and Loyiso Sidimba has reported widely on politics, business, music and sport. Neo Mosamo is a freelance photojournalist whose work has appeared in City Press, The Star and True Love magazine.
Photographers Felix Dlangamandla and Leon Sadiki have been awarded for their work several times, and Felix won best photograph of the year with his work Mourning which appears in the book
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Politics & Social Sciences
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