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22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Exhibition traces migrant workers’ journey

South Africa was built on mining, and its mines were built on migrant workers. Millions of black men across southern Africa were forced by economic circumstance and taxes to travel to the city of gold, leaving their families at home. Here they toiled long hours underground in dangerous conditions. Wits Art Museum lays bare their lives.

Zuma pledges friendlier

Zuma welcomes end of platinum strike

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the five-month long strike in South Africa's platinum mining industry, adding that the government is looking forward to working with companies and unions to implement measures "to revitalise mining towns and restore labour stability in the sector".
SA names

Beefed up courts tackle mine violence

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe has beefed up local court capacity to speed up the hearing of cases related to violence on the mines in South Africa's North West province.

Another blue diamond found

Yet another magnificent blue diamond – the rarest of all diamonds – has been unearthed at Petra Diamonds in Cullinan. It is here that the Great Star of Africa, among other flawless gems, was discovered.
Record price for SA diamond

Zuma visits Marikana mine workers

Zuma visits Marikana mine workers

President Jacob Zuma, during a visit to Marikana near Rustenburg on Wednesday, told striking mine workers that a commission of inquiry would uncover the truth behind the clashes with the police that led to the deaths of 34 of their colleagues last week.
South Africa acts on acid mine drainage

Acid mine drainage: work under way

South African environmental officials are working around the clock to curb the potential dangers posed by acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand mining area, the Department of Water Affairs reports.
SA air quality info goes online

Acid mine drainage: experts called in

A team of experts is expected to assess the extent of acid mine drainage in South Africa and report back to a special inter-ministerial committee appointed by Water Affairs Minister Bulelwa Sonjica.

Mittal, Kalagadi in R4.2bn venture

South African women-led mining firm Kalagadi Manganese has entered a 50/50 equity partnership with ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company, to develop a US$630-million manganese mining and beneficiation project in the Northern Cape and at Coega outside Port Elizabeth.


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