Women Miners

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Driving a machine that weighs 800 tons and that can haul 40 tons of coal with each bucket, Elizabeth Mokwena is removing the dirt covering the coal so that it can be blasted at this open-cast coal mine. Mokwena is a senior dragline operator with Ingwe Collieries? Optimum Colliery near Middleburg. ....(See previous picture for portrait of Mokwena inside her machine)...