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Today in Labour History

16 September 1986
Source: BG B32/7

Black Miners

A mine disaster in Kinross, South Africa, killed 177 people. The Board of Kinross Mine did not identify the dead black miners by name but by ethnic group only.

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions celebrates National Health and Safety Day on 16 September ever since.

More info: Miners International Federation Archives, no 416, General Labour History of Africa, research project