MINING

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“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision

By John Yeld - 8 April 2020
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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

By John Yeld - 1 April 2020
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Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court

Mining company opposes application by Amadiba Crisis Committee

By Zoë Postman - 11 February 2020
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Communities picket against mining bills

Activists criticise short comment period and that it was over the holiday period

By Mosima Rafapa - 31 January 2020
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Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, Olifants River estuary to be protected

By John Yeld - 9 December 2019
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Bid to protect West Coast jewel from mining

Controversial Australian company applies for further prospecting rights

By John Yeld - 3 December 2019
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Farrar Park residents blame dumping for spoiling neighbourhood

Mining company refuses to erect new fence

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 December 2019
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Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company’s attempt to appeal

High Court judgment blocking proposed mining stands – but the saga isn’t over

By John Yeld - 20 November 2019
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The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

Painstaking work of Baloyi Commission may come to nothing

By Wilmien Wicomb - 25 October 2019
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Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner

Witness Manono died in April in Mpumalanga

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 September 2019
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Former mine workers march to Parliament on Marikana day

Unpaid Benefits Campaign say it can prove workers are owed money

By Tariro Washinyira - 16 August 2019
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Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now

By John Yeld - 23 July 2019
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Newcastle residents say coal mine puts them in danger

Informal mining is causing houses to crack

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 22 July 2019
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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