Striking Mineworkers Queue For Food Parcels

Striking Mineworkers Queue For Food Parcels

South African policemen man the gate as striking miners and their relatives queue to receive food parcels delivered at the St. Mark church in Marikana. The workers have been on strike since Jan. 23 demanding a doubling of basic pay. The companies say they have lost 23 billion rand ($2.1 billion) in revenue in what has become the longest and costliest mining strike in South African history. Photography: Mujahaid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images