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Migrant Mine Worker in South Africa: ‘We Have Nothing’

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As a migrant mine worker from Swaziland, Mduduzi Thabethe says he has fewer workplace rights than his South African co-workers. Although all mine workers pay the same amount into the health fund, migrant workers get inferior care and pensions are rare.

“If you are a citizen of South Africa, you see you are building your country and you have something, but we have nothing.”

His union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, is working to improve conditions for migrant workers.