We need a definition of a living wage

Taking inflation into account, real wages for low paid work have barely increased in 20 years, according to the Labour Research Service Picture: LRS.

It may sound shocking, but if 34 workers had not been shot dead on August 16, 2012 in Marikana, no one would be talking about the platinum strike. It would be as if nothing had happened. The strike would have ended as all strikes eventually do.