New lease on life for ex-miners

Thousands of struggling ex-mineworkers in the OR Tambo district have been given a second chance in life following the launch of an ambitious skills development programme to help them become more employable, including turning some into artisans. The multimillion-rand training programme is a joint venture between the Unemployment Insurance Fund, which is a public entity of the department of labour, Ntinga OR Tambo Development Agency and Walter Sisulu University.

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