Women Miners

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Neo Kgengwe, 24, a mining student at the University of Johannesburg, peers out from the dark in the Total Coal mine near Witbank, where she does practical training during the holidays. Neo already has qualified for her ?blasting ticket,? which theoretically gives her the authority to handle explosives, or in this case supervise the mining with machines, as is the case in modern coal mining.   ..