The wretched of the earth

Recently, two players in the mining landscape closed shop, throwing more than 1, 100 permanent, contract and temporary workers onto the streets.

In one particular case, the manner in which workers were informed of the closure can only be described as egregious. According to unionists, workers were briefly addressed at 2am, and ordered to pack their belongings, before being bussed out of the mine under the gaze of armed police.

In February 2012, 143 workers were axed at BK 11 diamond mine after proprietor, Firestone Diamond, cited market weaknesses, while retrenchments, suspensions and other industrial actions continually stalk the precarious mining sector.

Editor's Comment
CAF is a joke, but...

We are told of massive spin-offs for hosting countries, which we assume was the catalyst behind putting in the bid.We are not too sure if it is a one-size fits all, where any hosting nation reaps the benefits or it’s on a case-by-case basis.There are arguments from both ends, with hosting a sure way to accelerate infrastructure development and a guaranteed cash flow during the 30-days of the tournament.There is a bump in employment creation...

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