Thousands of sick South African mineworkers want compensation for the silicosis and tuberculosis they have allegedly contracted as the result of negligence on the behalf of mining companies.
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.
South Africa's ruling ANC party has chosen Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Jacob Zuma as its party president. The choice of the former Nelson Mandela confidant is a lesser evil, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
Rampant graft afflicting the mining industry has led to a massive loss of public revenue in many countries. A new report shines a light on the risks of corruption occurring at the very start of the mining process.
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.
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