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South africa gold miners silicosis 2012 4 26

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Apartheid conditions gave black miners incurable silicosis, say experts.
South African gold miners went on strike at the Harmony Gold mine.
South africa gold miners silicosis 2012 4 26

Former South African miner Vuyisile Gibson stands on November 8, 2011 in his mud hut near the town of Tsolo in the Eastern Cape province. He is undergoing tests to see whether his poor health is due to decades of breathing dust while working in Anglo American gold mines. Silicosis is caused by inhaling gold mining dust and can rest dormant for years before permanently scarring the lungs.

Rodger Bosch