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A greybeard lost in his family’s land
A greybeard lost in his family’s land
Lefa Moshouyane would not leave the Ferdie Meyer Hall until the very end of Tuesday’s proceedings. He says he wanted to hear what every person...
Welkom land hearings: 'The land belongs to the people’
Welkom land hearings: 'The land belongs to the people’
“There is nobody who owns land. Not even the king,” Tsietsi Motsoane’s declaration booms over the crowd in Ferdie Meyer Hall.
Health MEC's deadly PR parade
Health MEC's deadly PR parade
In the front yard of a small brick house a toddler ambles unsteadily, following a neat cement pathway around the side of the house in Thabong...
SA yellow maize drops on forecast of rain
SA yellow maize drops on forecast of rain
South African yellow maize futures fell to the lowest level in more than three weeks on forecasts for rain in some of the country's main...
The killing that shook Welkom
The killing that shook Welkom
'What's happening to Welkom?" wrote one friend on the "In Loving Memory of Michael van Eck" page on Facebook. It seems an unlikely forum for the...
Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier
Ex-miners who yearn to breathe easier
In a bumpy backstreet in Mthatha stands the offices of the ex-mineworkers' union, founded in 1987.
Dying for gold
Dying for gold
He is dirty and frail, his speech punctuated by a hard, rasping cough that buckles his small frame. He frequently spits up a brownish gunk on to...
Mining for gold, dicing with death
Mining for gold, dicing with death
At the time of writing on Thursday, the bodies of 76 illegal miners had been brought to the surface at Harmony Gold's Eland shaft in Welkom.
'I would die for the party'
'I would die for the party'
On a hot Saturday afternoon on the hustings in Thabong, Welkom, ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe was approached by a visibly disgruntled...
Motlanthe hits the campaign trail in Welkom
Motlanthe hits the campaign trail in Welkom
South Africa President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Saturday that burglary and housebreaking should be taken more seriously by the police service and...
Stars shine over Bay United
Stars shine over Bay United
Free State Stars registered their first victory of the 2008/09 Absa Premiership season when they beat Bay United 3-2 at the Welkom Stadium on...
Gold Fields says strike ends, all workers safe
Gold Fields says strike ends, all workers safe
Gold Fields, the world's fourth-largest gold producer, on Friday confirmed that the illegal strike at its Beatrix mine near Welkom in the Free...

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