5 minutes read May 30, 2014 “Miners Shot Down;” a haunting and emotional documentary When Mzoxolo Magidiwana, a miner from Marikana in South Africa’s Northwest Province, traces his family lineage of miners at Lonmin Mines, he invokes in me memories of how I narrowly….. Read More 13 minutes read May 22, 2014 Don’t believe the media hype about striking mine workers in South Africa The platinum strike led by new trade union Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union (AMCU), is now over four months long, making it the longest strike in the history….. Read More 2 minutes read September 5, 2012 While we were tweeting… The month of August came and went explosively in South Africa, with 34 striking miners killed in a hail of police bullets. Ten more have died in the protracted strike….. Read More 3 minutes read September 14, 2009 WEEKEND LINKS, AUGUST 14, 2009 * The photography of Bronwyn Lace (via Feizel Mamdoo). * The short film project, 15 Malaysia. You can watch all the films online. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.