oa South African Family Practice - The Supercrew concept : peripheralia

Volume 53, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



A couple of decades ago, some South African mining companies formed the Supercrews. These crews worked underground mainly, but some worked on the surface in various capacities. They consisted of a mine captain, a shift boss, and a team of miners, making up about 12-20 team members. They worked very efficiently in dangerous areas, and in parts of the mines in which there were problems. All employees could apply to join, and competition was strong because of the extra remuneration.

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