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Marikana Strike Ends as Miners Accept Pay Rise

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Striking platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, ending six weeks of violent unrest that claimed 45 lives and...

Jacob Zuma Uses Police to Block Julius Malema From Speaking to...

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In a show of force, South African police blocked former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema from an event where striking miners were to...

Giggles: Jacob Zuma Responds to Crisis-Riddled South Africa

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There was a time when Jacob Zuma got by with dodging serious issues and refusing to stand accountable. But the country is now lurching...

Zuma Govt Vows to Crack Down on Striking Miners

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Put down your weapons and stop committing violence, or face the full might of the law, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe warned striking miners on...

South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Eyes Embattled Lonmin Mine

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South African mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe has indicated interest in British platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine, which is facing a four week strike that has...

ANC Corruption: South African Miners Haven’t Been Paid in Four Years

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As unrest spreads following the massacre of 36 mineworkers at Marikana on August 16, recent investigations into the bankrupt Aurora Empowerment Systems (AES), which...

Uganda Set to Showcase its Mineral Wealth

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Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) is planning for the first mineral wealth conference scheduled October in an effort to attract local and...

Zambian Miners Kill Chinese Supervisors Over Slave Wage Dispute

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Operations at the Collum Coal Mine in Sinazongwe, Zambia  have ground to a halt following weekend demonstrations by Zambian miners that left one Chinese...

Lord of the Mines: Meet Billionaire Patrice Motsepe

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At the tender age of eight Patrice Motsepe encountered his first taste of business success. As a little boy resident in the sprawling township...

ANC: Issues Behind the Divisions

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With the expulsion of Youth League leader, Julius Malema from the ANC, Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale becomes Zuma's most dedicated adversary within the party. A...

Tanzania to Become World’s Eighth Largest Uranium Producer

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The first part of the uranium production will start in the second quarter of 2014 as the producer said all production in the first...

Haiti’s $20 Billion Worth of Gold Must Benefit the Haitian People

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Haiti is reportedly on the cusp of a gold rush, with exploration proceeding apace for an estimated $20bn worth of precious minerals buried beneath...

ANC Policy Conference – Partial Nationalisation of Mines On the Cards

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After a week of deliberations the ANC policy conference could end with a highly controversial resolution on the nationalisation of mines. While the resolution...

The Raping and Pillaging of Eastern Congo

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The profits and riches to be gained from exploitation of Eastern Congo's natural resources continue to propel violence, pillage and the suffering of the...

South Africa’s GDP Slows, But Manufacturing Resilient

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South Africa's economy grew at a slower rate in the first quarter of 2012, but not as slowly as analysts had forecast, with mining...

Ghana to Set-Up Fund to Boost Infrastructure Development

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Ghana plans to set up a minerals development fund to boost infrastructure development for local communities, amid complaints from civil society groups that many...
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