MINING

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Informal miners risk their lives to make R25 from a wheelbarrow of coal

Villagers dig for coal in Newcastle

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 5 December 2018
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More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

Mining company submits final application for massive expansion in the area

By John Yeld - 3 December 2018
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Xolobeni judgment is vital to land debate

Gwede Mantashe is concerned about mining being halted, but the judgment is an incentive for the industry to change the way it operates

By Wilmien Wicomb - 23 November 2018
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Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court

Government and companies must obtain “full and informed” consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

By Zoë Postman - 22 November 2018
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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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Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum has applied for the company’s mining license to be suspended

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 October 2018
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Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

By Kim Reynolds - 26 October 2018
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Bid to have Lonmin’s mining licence suspended

Mining Forum heads to court over Social and Labour Plan

By Ciaran Ryan - 24 October 2018
The Pretoria High Court. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

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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Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Richard Spoor charged under apartheid era Transkei penal code

By Kim Reynolds - 15 October 2018
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Court challenge to coal mine

Case is significant for future of South Africa’s protected areas

By John Yeld - 15 October 2018
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Mantashe: I didn’t give the go-ahead on Xolobeni

Minister distances himself from claims made by Australian company on controversial Eastern Cape mine

By Kim Reynolds - 26 September 2018
Photo of collapsed cliff at Tormin mine

Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to “acceptable” levels, say consultants

Australian company tries again to get approval for huge expansion project

By John Yeld - 25 September 2018
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Gwede Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

But residents sceptical of his intentions

By Kimberly Reynolds - 21 September 2018
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Workers commemorate Marikana in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Ex-miners say they are owed benefits

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Zoë Postman - 17 August 2018