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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...
Minerals ministry ignores its own advice on West Coast strip mining
Minerals ministry ignores its own advice on West Coast strip mining
The department of mineral resources has ignored its own environmental unit’s warning of “unacceptable pollution” and has gone ahead and granted...
Mining discontent: How women miners are raped, and become sex skivvies to get ahead
Mining discontent: How women miners are raped, and become sex skivvies to get ahead
In 2012 South Africans were introduced to the story of Binky Mosiane, a young mother, daughter and miner who was found lying in a pool of blood with...
​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo must, by next week, commit to making a decision on the chieftainship of Bakwena Baphalane ba Ramokoka or face...

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