Houses in Orlando, a township in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, during the era of apartheid, circa 1960. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
As a child, I used to accompany my father, a delivery salesman for a soft drinks company, on his rounds in mining compounds around Johannesburg – mainly Westonaria or the Roodepoort Durban Deep Mine. I observed how, in every mine, there was a compound located just a short distance away from the main mineyard.
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