South Africa is busy constructing one of the world’s largest coal power stations in Limpopo. However, the project is hopelessly delayed, and winter, with its rolling blackouts, is coming. The site is currently home to thousands of construction workers who routinely halt things by going on strike. It would be great if there were permanent, on-site mediators who could help iron out issues before workers went on strike. There aren’t any, though. By SIPHO HLONGWANE.