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Published contracts are a powerful antidote to corruption

The oil, gas and mining industries will benefit from the extractive industries transparency initiative in 2021

Tendele’s mine pollutes their air and water, residents claim

The mining company says it complies with both the Air Quality Control Act and the Health and Safety Act, as well as conducting extensive research before starting operations

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Muddying the waters in the Musina Makhado economic zone

The public participation process on the environmental impact assessment for the area’s special economic zone has been shambolic

Inside Zim’s illicit gold mine trade

Desperate people mine the mineral, but it is ‘untouchable big people’, including top state officials, who reap the real benefits

Unethical businesses will face people’s protest

Companies must behave like model democratic citizens if they are to earn and retain society’s social licence to operate

The real story of the world’s biggest tanzanite find

In just three weeks, Saniniu Laizer uncovered the three largest tanzanite gemstones in history – earning himself more than $5-million. Who is he and how did he do it?

Extractive histories and a waste-laden present: On Sammy Baloji’s Essay on Urban Planning

Congolese photographer Sammy Baloji’s Essay on Urban Planning interrogates the links between colonialism, extractive practices and environmental catastrophes in Urban Africa

Ray of hope for Limpopo as Sopa reveals grand plans for jobs

Special Economic Zones will empower thousands in the Limpopo province

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Remove borders to up free knowledge

Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems

R49bn to rehabilitate 6 000 mines

The state is fixing mines deserted before a 2002 Act, but another law could force owners to pay up

Tanzania’s mining dispute ends – but at what cost?

Government’s settlement with Acacia Gold may be a short-term victory that scares off new investors

Coal divestment hits South Africa

COMMENT If you’re a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason that the major investment funds will no...

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