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Coal mines leave a legacy of ruin

Oxpeckers publishes never-before-seen data exposing the lack of mine closures, despite R45-billion being held in financial provisions for rehabilitation in 2015. Investigation by Mark Olalde [caption id="attachment_4013" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] An artisanal...

Mine closures: What’s happening in your back yard?

After an 18-month search, Mark Olalde accessed data on mine closure trust funds, financial provisions for rehabilitation and closure certificates. He makes this crucial information public for the first time [caption...

The double-edged sword of mining

Communities affected by mining in South Africa live under a double-edged sword, writes Tholakele Nene. Geojournalism is helping them to participate in governance and compliance monitoring...

SA makes global history with highest temperatures

[caption id="attachment_32" align="alignright" width="240"] On average, for the 20 selected stations, the mean temperature has increased about 0,13 °C per decade. Photo © pixabay.com[/caption] October 27 2015 will be remembered as...