The call to decriminalise zama zamas | Fin24

The call to decriminalise zama zamas

Sep 27 2016 16:30

The recent rockfall at a disused mine shaft near Langlaagte in Johannesburg, which injured a group of zama zamas and killed some of their colleagues, has led Cosatu to call for government to decriminalise what is often described as illegal mining.

However, this will require a mind shift of all parties involved – government, mining companies, trade unions and the zama zamas themselves.

finweek editor Jana Marais discusses how this problem can be addressed.

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