Gold mining giants are beginning to negotiate with mineworkers and their families.
Uranium mining is returning to the area, threatening water resources in a dry region and raising concerns about the spread of radiation particles.
Thousands of former mineworkers are seeking compensation for allegedly being exposed to conditions that caused them to contract TB and silicosis.
Changes to mineral laws have been pushed through the National Assembly despite fears it will deter investment.
Environmentalists have warned that new proposals for the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill could cause further harm.
Legal Resources Centre says any legislation around the awarding of mining rights must include views of the communities directly affected by mining.
The Bapo Ba Mogale community claims that the mining giant Lonmin has fudged its profits and owes them millions in royalties, writes Heidi Swart.
The community that owns the land mined by Lonmin is planning an application to cancel mining rights of the world's third-largest platinum producer.
Locals are objecting to prospecting rights granted to a BEE company 'with no mining experience at all'.
Arcelor deals might be legal and even in line with 'old-fashioned' BEE practices, so why the fuss?
Mineral resources minister plays down furore over mining rights.
There will be a six-month moratorium on new prospecting applications while a full audit of all mineral rights granted since 2004 is conducted.