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Digging miners out of poverty

Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 01:33

South Africa has earmarked $190 million over the next three years to improve housing and living conditions in poor mining communities. Melanie Ralph reports.

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Earlier this year as South Africa's mining sector subsidies -- sent packing years. Worth his downed tools for over five months demanding more money. Results is already dented the mining companies but the towns where the minus live. In a desperate bid to show a commitment to the sector the government is pledging financial support to mining communities. Improved leaving and working conditions of mine where cars. They intend instead of -- T. One to -- a transition of distressed mining communities has identified. Fourteen might mean -- 24 costs on to improve. Housing and you can corporations. 8200 million dollars will be used on housing projects over the next three years. Significant by the Iraq since the mining union at the center of the strikes and two didn't attend the meeting. The minister say that confident they'll sign up to the program to attack as I should mean its economic tricks things this move could be too little too late. The very fact that the minister of mining is trying to getting out of his way to try and encourage mining companies. Not too deep scientific reasoning location at well. The sector has deteriorated. Over the past few years and how close the situation. Is South Africa's mining -- fan of the 10% year on year in August the government might be winning two straight cash in the coffers but mining companies -- Big -- play is like Anglo American have started to settle facets rather than invest money in the business.

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Digging miners out of poverty

Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 01:33