Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

The final death toll following last week’s mining accident stands at seven, with another six who were rescued but injured, according to South Africa’s mineworker unions and the mine operator. The accident happened Thursday at the Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane Mine at Driefontein, when – according to company officials – a seismic…

Sudan: Environmental activist questioned by state security

An environmental activist in Sudan was questioned by security services this week in connection with ongoing protests over the use of dangerous cyanide in the gold industry in and around South Kordofan state. Radio Dabanga reports that Ibrahim Naima was taken to the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) offices…