Structural inequality still characterise work in the mining sector

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Wildschut, T.Meyer
KEYWORDS: INEQUALITY, MINING AND MINERALS INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-to-sept-2016/structural-inequality
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8773

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Abstract

The South African mining sector has traditionally been a labour-intensive sector. However, to keep abreast with global competition, there has been an increase in the shift towards mechanisation and automation - a shift that holds implications for the skill and competency requirements in this sector, write Angelique Wildschut and Tamlynne Meyer.