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Uranium found in waste from South Africa’s gold mines could prove to be a valuable source of revenue if plans to process it go ahead.
South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has sold a 20% stake in its mining subsidiary, valued at almost R1.9-billion, to a newly established company owned and run by local women empowerment groups.
Diamond mining giant De Beers has launched its first South African deep-water mining vessel, the Peace in Africa, to operate off the Namaqualand coast in the Northern Cape, where it will remain for two years.
The SA government has teamed up with a US government agency and the private sector to help finance diamond and mining beneficiation projects in Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Industry-specific empowerment charters have been developed for South Africa's mining, information and communications technology, and financial services sectors, while work is under way on charters for agriculture, transport, construction, health, cosmetics, tourism and the wine industry.
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