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South Africa Mine

Massive Blue Diamond Worth 'Tens Of Millions' Discovered In South Africa

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions ...

Shooting Leaves Several Injured At South African Mine

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Anglo American Platinum says nine South African miners were injured when its guards opened fire with rubber bullets to stop a fig...

Could We Be About to See a Miners Spring?

Patrick Kane | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Patrick Kane

What really worries the corporations and the global financial markets is the prospect of the growing militancy of South African miners not only spreading to other sectors of the economy but also spreading to other countries.

Man Set Ablaze In Fresh Mine Violence

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Striking miners killed one man by setting him on fire Thursday while another was fatally shot, apparently by police, in rekindled...

Controversial Politician Calls For Nationwide Mine Strike In South Africa

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

DRIEFONTEIN, South Africa — In a speech punctuated by the cheers of thousands of miners and the blowing of whistles and vuvuzelas, firebrand pol...

New Wave Of Striking Miners In South Africa

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — Striking miners in South Africa threatened to kill workers and managers in a nearby mine Wednesday unless they joined ...

150 Miners Claim Beaten In Police Custody

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.27.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's police are investigating each of the 34 killings of striking mine workers and are also looking into allegations th...

Relatives Grieve For Miners Murdered In South Africa

AP | NQOBILE NTSHANGASE and EMOKE BEBIAK | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

MARIKANA, South Africa — A fiery politician cast out of the ruling party Thursday hijacked the main memorial service for 34 striking miners kill...

South African Police Kill Over 30 Striking Miners (GRAPHIC PHOTOS, VIDEO)

AP | By MICHELLE FAUL and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit Friday and announced an official inquiry into a police shootin...

Police Open Fire On Striking Workers

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking miners that charged a line of officers trying to disperse them, ...

South Africa: 500-Carat Diamond Found At Mine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Petra Diamonds Ltd. says a diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found at South Africa's Cullinan mine. The diamond may be ...

South Africa Gold Mine: More than 60 Illegal Miners Killed

Mail & Guardian Online: The smart news source | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The death toll from an underground fire that killed illegal miners at a disused gold mine rose to least 61 on Tuesday, Harmony Gold Mining said. ...