Workers on the Line

Africa and the Middle East, Snapshots of Change

South Africa’s Eastern Cape region was once home to a thriving textile industry. But globalisation has hit the industry hard, with over 100,000 textile workers, mainly poor, black women, laid off in the past five years – among them Rochelle Julies and her family who are now unemployed and struggling to feed their families.

Related links: SABCSouthern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ UnionNayanaya Pictures email address

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Workers on the Line
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