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COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).

Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor 

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2024 When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research... 

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

24th May 2024 For 140 years, gold mines in Johannesburg, South Africa have been leaking wastewater contaminated with heavy metals. The acid mine drainage from... 

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni woos Africa

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni woos Africa

24th May 2024 The far-right Italian Prime Minister has reached out to Africa – but is it only about immigration? Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has proven... 

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Kenya is badly prepared for floods: four steps to reduce devastation and deaths

Kenya is badly prepared for floods: four steps to reduce devastation and deaths

23rd May 2024 Floods in Kenya in April/May 2024 led to the deaths of over 250 people and caused damage estimated at 4 billion Kenya shillings (US$35-million).... 

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In rural South Africa, voters weigh frustration and ANC loyalty

By: Reuters     23rd May 2024 In Nelson Mandela's hometown of Qunu there has been no running water since 2016, jobs are scarce and crime is on the rise as unemployed young men... 

Eskom’s has applied for permission to reserve scarce grid capacity for IPPs participating in public procurement bidding rounds

Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd May 2024 The Presidency does not anticipate that Eskom’s move to reserve scarce grid capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public... 

Thirty years after end of apartheid, equality eludes South Africa

Thirty years after end of apartheid, equality eludes South Africa 

By: Reuters     22nd May 2024 Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) promised South Africans "A Better Life For All" when it swept to power in the country's first... 

Raymond Suttner

For democracy to be meaningful, representative government and popular power need to coexist

By: Raymond Suttner     21st May 2024 In the previous article, I argued that the ANC had transitioned from being a liberation movement to become a conventional Western political party,... 

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