SocietyTalks discusses the responses of support organisations that will best support the mining community to access their benefits during the pandemic

The outbreak of the COVID-19 has posed additional challenges for mineworkers to claim their owed social security and compensation benefits. The closure of borders has limited the ability for ex-mineworkers to travel to employment countries to complete administrative requirements while the tracing of miners cannot be done because it compromises the health and safety of ex-mineworkers’ families. Southern Africa Trust discusses the responses with support organisations, Health Focus South Africa, SWAMMIWA and BOLAMA. View the SocietyTalks discussion on how best to support the mining community during this pandemic.