Is the mining industry still a cesspool of sexism or are there improvements?

Workers On Wednesday 13 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207 

The crisis of violence and abuse of women in South Africa is not confined to our homes and communities but also extends to the workplace. Black working class women especially are not safe anywhere. Over the past few years we’ve been focusing on this topic, especially after the brutal rape and murder of Binkie Mosiane during February 2012 at the Anglo-Platinum mine in Rustenburg. In today’s show we assess whether the mining industry has made any changes and improvements to ensure the safety of female mineworkers.


  • Khuraisha Patel, Centre for Applied Legal Studies
  • Dr Asanda Mbenya, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • David van Wyk, Benchmarks Foundation

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