January 1, 1970

'I know he's dead' – Mom's impassioned plea for Richard Thole's bones

Nombeko Thole, the mother of Richard Thole, says all she wants is for her son’s bones to be returned to her. Source: News
January 1, 1970

'We heard their cries' – Kusasalethu miner relives tremor that left three miners dead

Screams and cries for help were the last thing miners at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville heard as a sudden tremor left five of their colleagues […]
January 1, 1970

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Mining's biggest mystery is what Agarwal plans to do with Anglo

As Anglo American’s board met this week as part of a 100-year celebration, executives were blindsided by news headlines: Indian mining tycoon Anil Agarwal was becoming […]