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Sealane Village

  • Author: Ilan_Pomegranite
  • Date Posted: Nov 8, 2017
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Josphat’s mining career was suddenly cut short when a tragic accident underground in 2006 left him paralysed. It was his first job in the mining industry and he had only been working for eight months fitting “stock timber” as a contractor for SAN Contracting Services at Bokoni Platinum Mine when a rock fell and broke his spinal cord. He has since been supported by government-funded “workman’s compensation” but longs to get back to work again. For a number of years he has tried to get a job doing computer-based data capture at Bokoni Platinum Mine but nothing has materialised. “I have tried engaging with Bokoni Platinum Mine in terms of employment. The doctor on his final medical report stated that I can be employed as a paraplegic.” Limited medical support and ongoing financial difficulties are a constant worry for Josphat. “I have a wife, she is not covered by anything, so I am worried in my condition – how am I going to feed my family if I am not working and the money I am getting every month doesn’t meet our needs?”

Josphat Phasha, Sealane Village, Limpopo, Eastern Limb

Josphat Phasha, Sealane Village, Limpopo, Eastern Limb

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