A Harder Job to Imagine

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It’s true, this job seemed hard to trump—but there’s worse out there. Before the strike, platinum miners in South Africa made approximately $94.00 per month. The strike itself took 44 lives. Find here a timeline of the five month conflict.


Casey Dayan is a Rumpus intern and musician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in literature and anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he is working on a memoir and trying to one-up Jeff Buckley. Find his twitter here, @caseydayan. Find his band, “Moo,” here. More from this author →