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10 Mar 2021
Mpumalanga miners’ daily dice with death
Equipped with the most basic of digging tools such picks, shovels as well as chisels, the Boekenhouthoek community has turned their village into a giant quarry in search of the quartzes.
A shaft of light illuminates a miner in one of the Boekenhouthoek Village gemstone mines in Mpumalanga, 8 March 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles