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A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, to which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining. Image: Supplied

•  A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, from which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining. Image: Supplied South Africa’s mining sector has been in a state of upheaval for some years – not least because of the controversy surrounding the disbursement and use of mining royalties, those Read more >

Net must close on vultures circling community mines

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day It is no secret that management of the broader societal issues in mining leaves much to be desired and that much of the dissatisfaction is attributed to the long history of mismanagement of community benefits and mining royalties. The 2018 Corruption Watch report on mining royalties illustrated the Read more >

Urban land in Zim: power, politics and corruption

By Mary Jane Ncube, Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe As political parties gear up for the 2018 national elections in Zimbabwe, urban land appears to be emerging as an important campaigning tool for ruling party Zanu PF. The use of land as a political tool is not new in Zimbabwe – in the early 2000s a controversial Read more >