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Richard Jansen van Vuuren

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The end-game: China in Africa

ZAMBIA - Africa has an unfortunate history regarding colonialism. Is anyone is keeping a watchful eye on current perpetrator – China.

Air pollution: The top 10 saints and sinners

Ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.

DRC Mining Week Expo & Conference 2018 round-up

The 2018 DRC Mining Week conference and exhibition celebrated significant successes, with the biggest number of exhibitions and delegates ever!
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Gwede Mantashe gets bashed in misguided Twitter rant

Chris Hart was forced to resign from his position as an economist with a leading bank in 2016 because of a “racist” tweet he posted.

The 10 deepest underground mines in the world

Eight of the ten deepest mines reside in a particular region of South Africa, while the remaining two - Kidd Creek and Creighton - are located in Canada. 
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Mantashe: “Do as I say and not as I do” while Rome burns

Last week the South African Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, lambasted Implats’ decision to implement its strategic transformation
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The Ashwin Willemse effect, Solidarity and the CCMA

The #AshwinWillemse saga on Twitter – as innocuous as it initially seemed – has split South Africa completely in terms of racial bias.
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Ramaphosa pulls a sneaky move – scares foreign investors

Foreign investors in South Africa might not be feeling Ramaphoria anymore as in mid-July Cyril Ramaphosa activated a law that will startle them.

Is Tanzania wagging the dog with new Mining Act?

The government of Tanzania recently established a Mining Commission in accordance with its new Mining Act. This means that the government can reinstate the issuing of mining licences following the enforcing of a copper and gold concentrate ban and some draconian amendments to mining policy and legislation.