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Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio- economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18- mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.
The government has contributed R6-billion and mining companies more than R3-billion under the Special Presidential Package for Distressed Mining Towns. Projects include revitalising the towns, getting rid of informal settlements, and helping the home areas of migrant workers.