How labour migration works in the space economy: labour markets, migration tracks and homelessness as an indicator of failure in Marikana

SOURCE: Migrant labour after apartheid: the inside story
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Cross, C.Ndinda, S.J.Makola, N.Sello
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.J.Bank, D.Posel, F.Wilson
KEYWORDS: ECONOMY, LABOUR MARKET, LABOUR MIGRATION, MARIKANA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11240

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Abstract

Marikana is a small mining town on South Africa's platinum belt which became internationally notorious for the slaughter of 34 striking mineworkers by police using live ammunition during a protracted wave of strikes in 2012. The reverberations of this unexplained event have still not died away and are continuing to have effects on the ground at the focal point of the strike, in the informal settlements close by the platinum mine just northeast of the town.