National Geographic : 1993 Feb
Flames blast from sug arcane in Natal as leaves are burned off to make cutting easier. Like most of South Africa's industry and agriculture, sugar pro duction is supported by the labor of blacks, who earn about 40 rand ($14) a day. Many are migrant workers, who are housed by cane growers in all-male hostels and often do not return to their fam ilies until their nine month contracts expire. More than a million blacks are employed as agricultural contract workers throughout South Africa.