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The bones echo the cry for the return of ancestral land
The bones echo the cry for the return of ancestral land
The man holds up a pair of what appears to be human bones in his hands.
Unemployment lower, but black women, the youth remain the most vulnerable
Unemployment lower, but black women, the youth remain the most vulnerable
The latest unemployment statistics from StatsSA show that South Africa’s unemployment rate declined to 26.7% in the fourth quarter last year from...
​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...
Our cup runneth over, Zwane tells mining indaba
Our cup runneth over, Zwane tells mining indaba
Recent economic growth driven by 8.2% and 6.6% growth in the mining sector during last year's second and third quarters respectively, has helped...
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...
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...
Illegal mining about survival, not criminality
Illegal mining about survival, not criminality
The mining industry has made the news lately for a range of reasons. In the past four weeks, debates have revolved around the mining charter, with...
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
The high court in Pretoria has ordered that mining company Atha-Africa give environmental civil society groups three weeks’ written notice before...
Mines left to pollute the soil
Mines left to pollute the soil
For more than six years, no large coal mine has been granted closure, meaning the mines cannot be rehabilitated and lie abandoned, leaving a legacy...
Mine bosses descend on Cape Town, but leave chequebooks at home
Mine bosses descend on Cape Town, but leave chequebooks at home
With its iconic mountain, beaches and vineyards, it’s easy to attract global mining bosses and fund managers to Cape Town. Yet as thousands of...
Mines department a mess of confusion
Mines department a mess of confusion
"We have a major problem with DMR [the department of mineral resources] … there’s nothing we can do now to regulate mines,” said a...

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