LATEST #MINEALERT INVESTIGATIONS

  • The Western majoritarian view does not work when consulting mining-affected communities such as Xolobeni, reports Andiswa Matikinca...

  • Executives at Mintails and DRDGOLD scramble to avoid liability and the possibility of criminal charges for R460-million environmental mess on the West Rand...

  • Local residents reported blasting and the removal of coal close to the wetlands of the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment. Andiswa Matikinca investigates...

  • An anonymous tip-off sparked a sustained investigative journalism trail and a precedent-setting High Court judgment, writes Julia Thomas...

  • Judicial review of Cabinet decision to open Mabola strategic water zone raises questions about the status of mining in protected environments. Tholakele Nene reports...

  • Public participation in the mining sector has improved but there is still a long way to go to gain stakeholder trust, writes Tholakele Nene...

  • Parliamentary committee asks for explanations following Oxpeckers report on mining company’s liquidation plans. Lisa Steyn reports...

  • Liquidation leaves a R330-million environmental mess for Gauteng residents, government and other mining companies to clean up. Mark Olalde investigates...

  • Threats against critics of mining in protected water resource are part of a bigger trend of corporations trying to bully their critics into silence, reports John Yeld...

  • With about 6,000 abandoned mines across South Africa, regulators are searching for answers to irresponsible mine closure. Mark Olalde reports...

  • Indian company Atha-Africa Ventures is going ahead with an application to change land use at the Mabola protected area to open it to mining. Julia Thomas investigates...

  • Pioneering data journalism project on financial provisions for mine closures and rehabilitation is rewarded with top environmental media award...

  • Mining at the Mabola protected water zone is on hold – for now. The status of the mining right is unclear after court action by civil society groups this week, reports Mark Olalde...

  • Mabola is a strategic water source that feeds four of South Africa's major rivers, but the government has approved a licence to mine coal there. Oxpeckers broke the story in 2015, and recently paid a site visit to the Mabola headwaters...

  • The future of electricity generation is no longer guaranteed to the coal industry. Which forms of power will keep the lights on? Mark Olalde investigates...

  • Never-before-seen data shows a fortune has been set aside for mine rehabilitation in South Africa. But large mines are not being properly closed, and the money cannot be touched. Mark Olalde investigates...

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#MineAlert! Serious work has been going on in the background for the past three years to revive one of South Africa’s oldest goldfields close to the small museum town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Thetha Gold Mining Limited (previously Stonewall Mining Resources) is currently in the process of conducting feasibility studies and applying for a mining rights amendment to allow for open cut gold mining on the Thetha Hill site. #MineAlert has more info on this bit.ly/2TBiuKU ... See MoreSee Less

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