The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
National Archive files reveal how the PM offered preferential treatment to a breakaway union in a bid to weaken its rivals.
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
Two musicals set in working class mining communities -- one in the UK and the other in South Africa -- have diametrically opposed messages: one of hope; the other, despair.
For thousands of miners who have developed silicosis from years of work on South Africa's gold mines, a landmark court case will change their lives.