gold mining

 
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...
'Madiba wasn't a sell-out'
'Madiba wasn't a sell-out'
A crack cash-in-transit heist-busting unit proved to be the downfall of ANC staffer who is allegedly embroiled in "heinous crimes".
Retrenched gold miners caught in a Catch-22
Retrenched gold miners caught in a Catch-22
Bandile Siyoko* bought himself a car in 2017, a second-hand Golf 4 GTI in mint condition. It is now back home in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, where...
More than 900 trapped underground in Free State mine
More than 900 trapped underground in Free State mine
More than 900 miners are trapped underground in a Sibanye Gold mine in the Free State, following an electric cable outage after a storm on...
The case for giving zama-zamas mining rights
The case for giving zama-zamas mining rights
In August, informal miners marched on the department of mineral resources (DMR) in Pretoria to demand the legalisation of small-scale...
Junior gold miner takes on the IDC
Junior gold miner takes on the IDC
Joel Mafenya says he made his money long before black economic empowerment (BEE) was in fashion, so he can afford to be more patient than the...
Marikana’s literary afterlives
Marikana’s literary afterlives
BROKE AND BROKEN: THE SHAMEFUL LEGACY OF GOLD MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA by Lucas Ledwaba and Leon Sadiki (Jacana)
Violent threat, real opportunity in zama zama gold rush
Violent threat, real opportunity in zama zama gold rush
Standoffs between police and unlawful artisanal miners and between the "illegal mining" groups have been reported on widely.
Job-cuts backlash pits mining CEOs against Zuma
Job-cuts backlash pits mining CEOs against Zuma
Relations between South Africa’s government and the mining industry are unravelling as a commodity-price rout derails plans by President Jacob Zuma’s...

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