January 1, 1970

Peru declares mercury poison emergency

Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Limpopo Amcu member stabbed with assegai, NUM member shot

Two rival union members have been killed in Northam, Limpopo police say. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Amplats sees profit falling on platinum drop, tax adjustment

Anglo American Platinum has said first-half profit will probably be at least 20% lower after a tax gain boosted earnings in the previous year. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Anthea Jeffery: Time to take Mining Charter from BEE to EED

Ever stricter BEE regulation, whether in mining or elsewhere, cannot empower the millions of South Africans who are unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery. Source: News