S Africa female miners face sexual harassment

Female miners say sexual harassment, assault and rape are common underground.

Last updated: 30 Jan 2014 15:46
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Mining executives from all over the world are meeting in South Africa to discuss the state of their industry.
But the hosts have their hands full with a strike by tens of thousands of platinum miners.
The miners have refused a new wage offer to end the week-long strike
Meanwhile, female miners are complaining of sexual harassment underground.
Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg. 


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