Tshegofatso Rakau from Rustenburg, North West, had applied for a job at a mine.

He was excited to be called to an interview.

The interview went well and Tshegofatso thought the next step was to sign an employment contract.

But he was told he would have to undergo a medical. He argues this was a ploy to sabotage him and minimise his chances of getting the job.


When you go to work in the mines, by law you have to go through a medical examination to determine your fitness.

Even when you are retrenched or dismissed, you also do a medial exit. This provision also forms part of the law. This is not sabotage. It is standard procedure.