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With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
Germany closed its last black coal mine on Friday, paying an emotional tribute to a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic...
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the...
SIU wants Eskom-Tegeta R3.7bn coal contract cancelled
SIU wants Eskom-Tegeta R3.7bn coal contract cancelled
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will be taking former Gupta-owned Tegeta Mineral Resources and Eskom to court over a R3.7-billion coal...
KZN mine fight goes on, despite ruling
KZN mine fight goes on, despite ruling
The Full Gospel Church in Somkhele burst into song after a long meeting to discuss what to do after a high court judgment, which had ruled against...
Getting underground and creating value
Getting underground and creating value
The 2018 Joburg Indaba boasted a lineup of 65 speakers and there could have been 120 in retrospect, demonstrating the journey that the mining...
Political expedience is the final insult to polluted Masakhane
Political expedience is the final insult to polluted Masakhane
Nomfundo Nxumalo says she sometimes experiences electric shocks from her washing line and that the clothes need another scrub if they are not...
​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down
​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down
As the African Mining Indaba draws to a close today, the sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on...
Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds
Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds
Anti-corruption advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Tuesday won an urgent interim interdict to freeze some R1.75-billion in...
Zama-zamas take their chances rather than starve
Zama-zamas take their chances rather than starve
He moves swiftly through the damp darkness of the abandoned mine shaft, expertly handling a wheelbarrow. His body is half bent to avoid hitting the...
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
In a precedent-setting victory for the environmental lobby, the high court in Pretoria has ordered the environment department to reconsider its...
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit
Under a lone baobab tree, a group of Mozambican men tell of their struggles in a new settlement, having been moved from their village to make way...
Sun and wind for Africa, yet we go for coal
Sun and wind for Africa, yet we go for coal
South Africa has pledged to lower its carbon emissions by 42% by 2025. Half of these emissions come from Eskom’s coal-fired power stations.

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