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Gold mining reduces infant mortality

So does economic development.

Protests grow over defamation suits against environmentalists

Civil groups are joining forces to defend what they say is an attack on free speech.

Mining opponents harassed, killed in SA, HRW says

Municipalities often block attempts by communities to protest against projects by using reasons that have no basis in law, report says.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

Governments are seeking to increase their share of profits, rather than all-out resource nationalism.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.

What mines mean for SA communities: violence, sickness

Four out of five people see no positive impact on living in close proximity to a mine.

R500m fund set to unleash growth in photovoltaics

Inspired Evolution invests in SPV created by SolarAfrica, opening up access to finance.

Eskom is sinking the economy in the name of greening it, claims forum

Renewable energy is expensive, unnecessary and authorised without proper public participation, says Coal Transporters Forum as it heads to court.

Showdown in court over controversial Mpumalanga mining project

Last minute attempt by state to shift the boundaries of a protected area to allow coal mining project slapped down.

No escape from high fuel prices

Electric cars not a solution yet.

Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

But residents sceptical of his intentions.

Calls for nationalisation of mines as more job losses loom at Impala

Amcu says it’s time to stop exporting jobs abroad, and focus on local beneficiation.

Gold producers urge unions to narrow demands

As third set of wage talks fail.

Fuzzy disclosure by mines obscures the truth about rehabilitation

New research shows inconsistencies in disclosure and unreliability.

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