- Published: Monday, 06 January 2014 15:19
- Written by Gavin du Venage
By Gavin du Venage and Joseph Kirschke
Last month, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leaders denounced South Africa’s mining companies for ignoring a day of mourning for Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Ironically, saddled with corruption, infighting and often voiceless workers, the NUM itself may be one of his struggle’s more unfortunate byproducts.