They are known as the zama zama....

Photography : Guillaume COLLANGES     Texts : Sébastien DAYCARD HEID    

These are the zama zama, young or older experienced miners who, every week, try by their own means to strike it lucky in the South African gold mines. Coming from South Africa or Mozambique, they work and sleep in this oppressive universe. The duration of their stay is sometimes several consecutive months but the damp, darkness and temperature, 38 degrees, account for a lot of it. However, they are prepared to take the risk for a few hundred ( more ...)