Friday, September 5, 2008
Look inside a South African Mine
Miners emerge after a nine-hour shift in one of South Africa's largest mines (photo courtesy: Time Magazine)
South Africa is the world's largest producer of gold, chromium, and platinum; and a large scale manufacturer of automobile parts, iron and steel. A significant portion of the workforce is employed in the industrial sector. Here, Time Magazine photographer Benedicte Kurzen takes you behind the scenes of a South African coal refinery struggling to adapt with the changing economy and political culture of the new South Africa. See the photoessay here.