Price-cost pinch dulls last lustre of South Africa’s gold

Striking gold miners evicted from company housing at a gold mine occupy a hill in this October 2012 protest. Photo: Reuters

A hand drill lying in the hillside tunnel of a 19th-century South African gold mine testifies to the back-breaking labour by black miners that built what was once the world’s biggest bullion industry.

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 2:12pm