AngloGold Ashanti has been charged with contaminating water and “ongoing pollution” in Stilfontein by the Federation for Sustainable Environment. Water is spilling in an area of dolomitic rock, which affects the groundwater, and with the mine being some seven kilometres from the Vaal River this poses a severe health risk. Continue reading
Some of the miners killed in the 16 August massacre at Marikana appear to have been shot at close range or crushed by police vehicles. They were not caught in a fusillade of gunfire from police defending themselves, as the official account would have it. Continue reading
Africa’s vast mineral wealth has often fueled brutal civil wars that killed tens of thousands of people and completely destroyed economies and societies. Continue reading
FAIR will host a southern Africa regional conference on “Investigating Extractive Industries” during 13-15 August 2012 in Lusaka, Zambia.