The ongoing fall in commodity prices has forced mining giant Anglo American to slash jobs worldwide. DW speaks to political economist Patrick Bond about the impact for South Africa.
One of the world's leading miners has said it will cut tens of thousands of jobs as part of a radical overhaul. The announcement comes as the industry is struggling with weak demand and painfully low commodity prices. (08.12.2015)
One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.
Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters. They were protesting an advertisement by the firm widely seen as racist.
At least 14 people have been killed and scores injured in a train crash in South Africa's Free State province. The cause of the accident is yet unknown but the number of casualties is expected to rise.
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