SACSIS: The Daily Struggle for Survival and Dignity on the Platinum Belt (Heinz Leitner)

Media for Justice followed humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers (GOTG) to the platinum belt in Marikana where GOTG distributed food parcels to 10,000 people. The mineworkers strike in Marikana has just entered its 5th month with workers holding out for a monthly salary of R12,500. Without an income, the workers and their families are experiencing severe shortages of food, hunger and health complications. Their plight has become a humanitarian crisis that has touched the hearts of many South Africans, but their struggle is far from over. Watch this clip for a better sense of what’s at stake. It is shocking that working people should be subjected to a life of such indignity.

© Media for Justice

See also: