Migrant labour: bad to worse

2013-11-19 08:00

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After the Marikana massacre, the ‘unreformed’ 120-year-old system is back on the agenda. But the odds are stacked against changing it now, writes Dewald van Rensburg

The framework agreement brokered by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to restore peace in the sector also decries “the culture introduced to mining communities by the migrant-labour system” and commits stakeholders to intervene.

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