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AfriForum moves against fracking regulation

27th November 2015 AfriForum has taken its fight against fracking a step further. The group released a statement on Friday saying it had‚ together with the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG)‚ submitted documentation at the North Gauteng High Court “challenging the regulations with regard to petroleum... 

Jail for traders in illegal gold

13th November 2015 While illegal miners continue to face arrest and the possibility of losing their lives in violent turf wars or accidents‚ the traders who keep them in business are rarely apprehended. But three such men were brought to book this week. 

Fracking task team denied opportunity to address meeting

10th November 2015 Pro-fracking entrepreneurs brought the first public meeting of scientists studying the controversial attempt to mine gas buried deep under the Karoo to a sudden halt in Graaff-Reinet's Masizake Hall on Monday. In May‚ cabinet mandated five government departments and three science councils and... 

Anglo denies owning any mines involved in silocosis lawsuit

22nd October 2015 Anglo American South Africa Limited on Wednesday asked the high court in Johannesburg to exclude it in the landmark silicosis class action lawsuit as it was not the owner of the mines being sued. Anglo American is one of the 32 companies which are opposing a bid by former gold mineworkers who... 

Mining companies hit back in silicosis lawsuit

16th October 2015 Gold mining companies have given their reasons for opposing former mineworkers’ bid to certify a silicosis class action that seeks compensation for contracting lung diseases at their mines. The 69 mineworkers want the Johannesburg high court to certify a class of claimants comprising of current... 

Zuma fast-tracks compensation for Marikana families

30th September 2015 President Jacob Zuma has announced that he supports “swift compensation for bona fide claims” against government arising from the 2012 Marikana shootings. “What happened at Marikana hurt the whole nation and the time has come for healing to begin‚” the president said in a statement. 

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

24th September 2015 Communities in Sekhukhune, in Limpopo, were not only being stripped of their dignity‚ but of their heritage too thanks to mining‚ said Trevor Malope‚ a Bench Marks Foundation’s community monitor. “Our land is an incredibly important part of our culture and integral to our lives‚ but mining has... 

Ramatlhodi mired in new mine rights row – newspaper

28th August 2015 Aquila Resources‚ a subsidiary of China’s state-owned Baosteel‚ which has had a long-running battle with the Department of Mineral Resources over a manganese deposit‚ is poised to approach the courts to seek a judicial review if a resolution is not reached‚ Business Day reported. If the legal... 

Challenge to set aside mining charters

18th August 2015 In a fresh challenge to SA’s mining regime‚ lawyer Hulme Scholes and his firm have gone to court to set aside the Mining Charters of 2004 and 2010‚ arguing that they are unconstitutional‚ vague and contradictory‚ allowing for abuse by the mineral resources minister and officials‚ Business Day... 

Committee praises arrests in Hawks investigation into gold mining syndicate

1st June 2015 Two men are due to appear in court today after a weekend bust by the Hawks during which they confiscated illicitly mined gold and 3 000 IDs belonging to deceased people‚ pointing to fraud amounting to R400-million. The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources hailed the Hawks operation as “a... 

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