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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.
Break free from a corrupt mining sector
Break free from a corrupt mining sector
People affected by mining will gather at the Guptas’ residence in Saxonwold Drive, Johannesburg, to make a stand against the corruption, vested...
Gupta mine tests farmers’ resilience
Gupta mine tests farmers’ resilience
"We are told that we should live next to mines and be good neighbours. But they don’t return the favour.”
Power crisis undermines future of Heidelberg farmers
Power crisis undermines future of Heidelberg farmers
Douw Venter struggles to sit comfortably in the stiff, red, Wimpy booth in Heidelberg, a picturesque dorp 60km south of Johannesburg. One arm rests...
Mine lays claim to Mpumalanga water catchment area
Mine lays claim to Mpumalanga water catchment area
An Indian company this week declared its intention to mine in a critical water catchment area in Mpumalanga, just one year after the area was...
[Slideshow]Coal and eMalahleni's poisoned people
[Slideshow]Coal and eMalahleni's poisoned people
A Greenpeace investigation of Witbank, which has the world’s dirtiest air, sheds light on the impact of coal on humans. A photo essay explains.
Turkish police clash with protesters in mine disaster town
Turkish police clash with protesters in mine disaster town
Turkish police fired water cannons and tear gas on Friday to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters in the town of Soma, where close to...

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