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Disease haunts Mpumalanga coal town

“The blasting happens every day and you can feel the houses shaking”

By Ciaran Ryan - 11 April 2019
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Home Affairs tells man to come back with his dead mother

Robert Masuku has been voting since 1994 but is registered as an illegal immigrant

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 March 2019
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Forget cigarette smuggling. The big money is in stealing coal

Coal theft siphons off billions of rands a year

By Ciaran Ryan - 22 February 2019
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Lawlessness at Gupta mines was behind deadly tragedy

Men trapped underground at Gloria Coal Mine were allegedly stealing cable

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 February 2019
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New blow for would-be Mpumalanga coal miner

Surprise move by MEC for Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe

By John Yeld - 29 January 2019
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Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

Company’s bid for permission to mine in protected area blocked

By John Yeld - 23 January 2019
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Taps run dry in Bethal for non-payment of Rand Water bill

Local businesses and residents have come to the rescue of the town residents

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Coal miner community shows the beautiful side of SA

Shafted by the Guptas, the people of Blinkpan, Mpumalanga have come together across race and class to help each other

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state

By John Yeld - 8 November 2018
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Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

Atha-Africa senior executive continues to troll Centre for Environmental Rights

By John Yeld - 29 October 2018
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Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

Last minute bid to change boundaries of Mpumalanga protected area

By John Yeld - 17 October 2018
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Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”

By John Yeld - 24 July 2018
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Court orders seizure of Gupta company’s assets

Optimum Coal Mine cannot pay a mere R640k to finish clinic

By GroundUp Staff - 16 February 2018
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Barberton prisoners go on hunger strike

Sparked by backlog in parole applications

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 12 January 2018
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Gupta-owned company demands R10 million for defamation

Re-Action Consulting’s claims about Optimum were widely known and probably true

By Nathan Geffen and Lilly Wimberly - 3 July 2017
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Gupta-owned company blocks improved health-care in Mpumalanga

This story exemplifies how state capture affects poor people

By Nathan Geffen - 28 June 2017