MINING

Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast mining dams

Sea is so dark with sediment “we can’t even dive with lights”

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News | 9 December 2020

West Coast mining magnate fails to keep criminal trial secret

Australian court has lifted an interim order barring publication of details of trial of Tormin mines’ Mark Caruso

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News | 16 November 2020

Court challenge to West Coast beach mining

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas

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News | 12 November 2020

Slain mining activist to be buried on Friday

Community divided over challenge to expansion of mine adjacent to the popular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

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News | 29 October 2020

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments

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News | 23 October 2020

SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Facing criminal charges, Mark Caruso steps down as chairman of Mineral Commodities

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News | 6 October 2020

Groundbreaking court judgment on mining and community rights

Court rules that Xolobeni community should have received mining application before the right was granted

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Law | 22 September 2020

Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process

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Feature | 20 July 2020

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

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News | 26 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

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News | 11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

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Law | 10 June 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

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Law | 8 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

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Feature | 3 June 2020

“Coronavirus is the last thing to worry about while looking for gold deep inside a mine”

Informal miners say they are continuing operations amid lockdown

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News | 30 April 2020

“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

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

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News | 8 April 2020

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

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News | 1 April 2020