By Lucas Ledwaba The impoverished locals – who blame mining for the loss of arable land and destruction of the rural agrarian economy – want the Twickenham mine to open or forfeit mining rights.
Tag: Anglo American Platinum
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Oct 17 2017
Reuters correspondent Ed Stoddard has taken a deep dive into the power politics of the politically connected elite that controls the revenues and opportunities that come with mining in rural areas and sees communities starting to test their strength. “A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa’s old homelands between global mining giants, traditional …
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Apr 28 2016
ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) trumpeted what it called a far-reaching R175m “settlement” between its operating company, Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited, and the Mapela host community in Limpopo last week. The fanfare was premature.
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Feb 05 2016
WHEN the Mapela community’s long fight with Anglo American Platinum turned violent in September, a new and still unoccupied old-age home donated by the company was one of the buildings that went up in flames. With it went the sympathy of many who might otherwise have cheered the Limpopo community’s effort to save a school …
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