Mapungubwe

 
Unesco voices concern at Mapungubwe mining
Unesco voices concern at Mapungubwe mining
The United Nations has voiced its concern over a coal mine adjacent to the Mapungubwe heritage site in Limpopo, the Sunday Independent...
Tampering with the past
Tampering with the past
The ongoing row over a coal-mining licence granted on the border of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site has highlighted the cultural significance of...
Mapungubwe mining go-ahead
Mapungubwe mining go-ahead
The government has reversed its tough stance and agreed that Australian-listed miner Coal of Africa can proceed with the Vele coal mine, seven...
'Emotions must be set aside' in Mapungubwe decision
'Emotions must be set aside' in Mapungubwe decision
Science -- not emotion -- was behind the decision to grant a permit to Australian mining company Coal of Africa (CoAL), to continue construction...
Towards a new dawn of knowledge
Towards a new dawn of knowledge
Based on the composition of the Mapungubwe Institute leadership, as well as the intellectuals taking part in its various research projects, I would...
Mapungubwe Action Group take aim at mining firm
Mapungubwe Action Group take aim at mining firm
Environmentalists served an application to controversial mining house Coal of Africa, as well as the minister of mineral resources, Susan Shabangu,...
Environmental probe for dodgy mining rights
Environmental probe for dodgy mining rights
A special environmental government task team is to investigate mining in sensitive areas. This follows a swarm of controversial green lights given...
Scorpions sting colliery
Scorpions sting colliery
Senior sources in the Department of Environmental Affairs have revealed that the department cracked down on controversial coal mining near the...
Heritage versus mining
Heritage versus mining
A battle royal looms over the awarding of coal-mining rights adjacent to world heritage site and national park Mapungubwe, with the Department of...
Business and breakaways on Anderson Street
Business and breakaways on Anderson Street
In an earlier life the Mapungubwe Hotel was the French Bank; the Ashanti Hotel, diagonally across the road, housed lawyers' offices.
Digging for mining licences
Digging for mining licences
Update: Since the publication of this article in 2009, the Mail & Guardian was informed on February 5 2015 that Delta Mining Company had abandoned its prospecting right in Wakkerstroom....
Coal mine threat to world heritage site
Coal mine threat to world heritage site
Prized world heritage site Mapungubwe, where the famous gold rhino statuette was unearthed, could soon have the scar of an open-cast coal mine on...

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