178pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2012
First published in the UK in 2012.
Jock McCulloch reveals how the South African mining industry managed to hide a pandemic of silicosis for almost a century, and allowed workers infected with tuberculosis to spread the disease to their communities. He also discusses how the industry has been forced to reduce dust levels, and recent class actions brought against operating companies.
"Required reading for graduate students in Southern African studies - in fact for anyone seriously interested in the history of the African subcontinent." Professor T. Dunbar Moodie, Professor of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Jock McCulloch is Professor of History at RMIT University.