Women Miners

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Cordelia (or Xoliswa) Vanda, 33, speaks to miner Mothlaodi Amos in the section she supervises at a Harmony Gold mine in Carltonville. Cordelia, who received her blasting certificate in 1996, shortly before the law prohibiting women from working underground was repealed, is now an acting mine overseer at Harmony.