Poverty spreads…

By Drum Digital
14 May 2014

Amcu's strike for a basic salary of R12,500 is now in its fourth month.

There is a sombre mood in KuNomhala in the Eastern Cape, a place where many families rely on the money earned by husbands, fathers and sons who work in the mines. For them, the ongoing strike has often meant going to bed hungry.

Makwedinana Yengwa meets us halfway to his home, herding one of his cows into his yard as daylight begins to fade. Caring for his cattle has become part of daily life for this father of four…

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