MINING

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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
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The men who make a living from an old gold mine dump

“The gold is right here in the soil”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 February 2019
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Mantashe inspects West Coast mine ahead of its expansion plans

Mining department granted Tormin prospecting rights to substantial part of coastline and 15km of Oliphants River estuary

By John Yeld - 12 February 2019
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“Wake up and smell the coffee!” Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister visits controversial Lutzville mine

By John Yeld - 11 February 2019
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West Coast mining company fined a “pittance”

Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities in Lutzville

By John Yeld - 6 February 2019
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Wild Coast community battles SANRAL and Gwede Mantashe

Dispute over future of N2 route takes interesting turn as contractor pulls out

By Wilmien Wicomb - 5 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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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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Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2019
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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