Africa Mining: Around 1,000 Mozambicans set to lose jobs in South African mines

Around 1,000 Mozambicans are facing imminent expulsion from South African platinum mines, for using South African ID documents, according to Mozambique’s labour ministry – which said another 800 have recently been made redundant due to a crisis in SA’s mining sector.

The labour ministry said it couldn’t do anything to help, beyond advising the unemployed miners to be “proactive” in using their skills as self-employed workers back home.
When South Africa’s mining sector sneezes, southern Mozambique catches a cold, as it’s still a major employer in the region.  

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