Gold Street is where South Africa's mining history goes to die
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Gold Street Is Where South Africa's Mining History Goes to Die
By Ana Monteiro and Felix Njini
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The death rattle of the industry that once symbolized South Africa can be heard in the town of Carletonville -- on Gold Street.
That's where Paseka Selemela has been guarding cars since 2010, when the scaffolding business he worked for closed. Prior to that he was an assistant at a now-shuttered mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Nor has he found work in other gold mines around the town, home to the world's deepest shafts. Many of his friends and family members also have joined the legions of the retrenched, including 8,500 people in the area last year alone.
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