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Does the ‘legacy’ of Rhodes still plague the mining industry?

Does the ‘legacy’ of Rhodes still plague the mining industry?

The poster, which decorates the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, reads: “Cecil Rhodes: architect of the migrant labour system responsible for silicosis.”

Mineral Resources Minister Promises to Focus on Transformation

The Department of Mineral Resources will focus on speeding up transformation in the country’s mining sector, said Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi in his Budget Vote speech on Tuesday afternoon. The minister said black people — under the apartheid era – had been excluded from participating in the mainstream economy. He said the Mineral and Petroleum Resources


Scientist Call On UN To Protect Oceans

Chicago – Scientists have appealed to the United Nations (UN) to establish a new international treaty to protect the deep ocean from the imminent threat of deep-sea mining and bottom trawling for fish, reported SciDev.Net on Tuesday. During a symposium in February, a group of scientists and conservationists urged the UN to negotiate a new