MINING

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State approves Tormin’s massive West Coast mining expansion

Environmental and activist groups appeal decision

By John Yeld - 15 July 2019
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Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or diverted

Corruption Watch report finds revised Mining Charter isn’t working

By Ciaran Ryan - 1 July 2019
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Aussie company show big profits from South African West Coast mine

Shareholders ask MRC to finance reward for information about murder of activist

By John Yeld - 13 June 2019
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Shareholders force board shake-up in Aussie mining company

More than 25% of MRC shareholders voted twice against remuneration packages for directors

By John Yeld - 7 June 2019
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Water tribunal dismisses appeal against Mpumalanga coal mine licence

Setback for environmental groups, but there are many obstacles to clear before mining can proceed

By John Yeld - 31 May 2019
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Court blow for activists being sued by mining company

Judge refuses to grant access to documents

By John Yeld - 31 May 2019
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New charges in Aussie mining “SLAPP” suit

Amadiba activist sued for R7.5 million

By John Yeld - 21 May 2019
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Lonmin case shows how hard it is to hold mines to account

North West High Court rejects bid to declare Minister of Mineral Resources in breach of statutory duties

By Wilmien Wicomb - 26 April 2019
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Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses

Company says it took reasonable measures and the period for claims has expired

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 April 2019
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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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State drops sloppy attempt at ‘SLAPP’ suit

Charges dropped against prominent public interest lawyer Richard Spoor

By John Yeld - 28 March 2019
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Australian mining manager sued an employee for R200k. The court awarded him R200.

Mineral Commodities responds to GroundUp article

By GroundUp Staff - 20 March 2019
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Australian mining manager drops defamation claims against journalist

“I have always prided myself in writing objective and truthful articles” says Tossie Beukes

By John Yeld - 18 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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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 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