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2021 Bojanala Platinum District Municipality case study: is the rich mineral wealth benefiting the community in terms of service provision

The BPDM is located in North West Province. Whilst the total land area of the North West Province is 106 512 square kilometres or 8.7% of So...

2021 The 4th industrial revolution and its implications for mining-dependent countries

The mining industry is key to the economic fortunes of many countries in Africa. The sector is a major earner of foreign exchange, a signifi...

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2020 Foreword


2019 Marikana unresolved: massacre, culpability and consequences

Between 11 and 16 August 2012 the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, in South Africa's North West Province, witnessed a tragedy in which 34 m...