Elithsa meets speaks to women whose husbands died as a result of their work in the mines. Living in conditions of dire poverty, they support the campaign to unlock the benefits due to former mineworkers – and to their families.
Nokhaya earns a R1,190 stipend which she does not receive every month. When her stipend is not paid, she manages to continue work anyway. In those parched months her family relies on a R350 child support grant.