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​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo must, by next week, commit to making a decision on the chieftainship of Bakwena Baphalane ba Ramokoka or face...
How much do governments rake in? Mining giants come clean on taxes
How much do governments rake in? Mining giants come clean on taxes
The global movement to...
Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs
Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs
On June 24 the high court refused the gold mining industry permission to appeal against its judgment last month, which allowed gold miners’...
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
It was May 15 1998. I was a doing my rounds underground at 3.35pm, on level 16. When I heard the blast, I was alone. It must have been 25 metres from...
Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Hematite iron ore derives its name from haima, the Greek word for blood. And it’s the unearthing of this rock at Kumba’s massive open-pit...
Government no longer ore-struck
Government no longer ore-struck
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Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
Karoo way of life under threat from mining company
‘I am a custodian of this land. I have to hand it over to the seventh generation.” Billy Steenkamp has chosen sunset to meet on the hill that...
Editorial: Stop the titanium death dunes
Editorial: Stop the titanium death dunes
This week the mounting violence and intimidation against people opposed to mining on the Transkei Wild Coast took a frightening new turn. The...
State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines
State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines
Six thousand of the more than 7 500 mines in South Africa are abandoned and the government must spend R30-billion to fix the environmental...
Christo Wiese, Mila Kunis and the blood rubies of Mozambique
Christo Wiese, Mila Kunis and the blood rubies of Mozambique
London-based Gemfields collects billions of rands from its ruby, emerald and amethyst mines in some of Africa’s poorest areas. Much of this wealth...
Desperate Lily Mine families seek supernatural help
Desperate Lily Mine families seek supernatural help
The families of the three Lily Mine workers still trapped underground have called on the Lomshiyo Traditional Council, unions and the mine...

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