Will gold miners get justice?

Nanabezi Mgoduswa (59) at his 	home in Bizana, Eastern Cape. He is an applicant in the silicosis case starting on Monday 8 October in the South Gauteng High Court. He worked 	in mines for 14 years. He has silicosis and drug-resistant TB. He received no compensation. Photo by Thom Pierce.

Rather than just focussing on ‘the horror’, Hochschild zooms in on the courageous individuals who stood up against this cruelty. These are people like George Washington Williams, a black American journalist who travelled to the Congo in the late 1880s, and E. D.