The exhibition reflects on the impact of South Africa’s gold mining industry in Southern Africa with specific focus on the consequences of gold mining for public health with regard to the occupational lung diseases silicosis and TB.
The exhibition consists of audio visual images and films, documents and sound elements drawn and created from industrial and state archives dealing with occupational health and mining ranging from the earliest period of gold mining (1880’s) to the present.
The exhibition will be on display at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory until the middle of March 2019.
Mining Bodies: The history of the South African mining industry and the bodies that are exploited
On the 15th of October 2019, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel