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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...
Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs
Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs
On June 24 the high court refused the gold mining industry permission to appeal against its judgment last month, which allowed gold miners’...
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
It was May 15 1998. I was a doing my rounds underground at 3.35pm, on level 16. When I heard the blast, I was alone. It must have been 25 metres from...
Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Hematite iron ore derives its name from haima, the Greek word for blood. And it’s the unearthing of this rock at Kumba’s massive open-pit...

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