May 03, 2018· Anglo American Plc, Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd and other mining companies agreed to resolve a lawsuit filed by workers who said they contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines in the country’s largest class-action settlement deal The workers say they were negligently exposed to .
Desperation and death beneath South Africa's 'City of Gold ,
In the annals of South African mining, Langlaagte looms large as the farm where prospectors first stumbled upon gold in 1886, a discovery that would open up the richest veins of gold-bearing rock mankind has discovered
The Witwatersrand Gold Rush was a gold rush in 1886 that led to the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa It was a key part of the Mineral Revolution There had always been rumours of a modern-day "El Dorado" in the folklore of the native tribes that roamed the plains of the South African highveld and in that of the gold miners who ,
All About the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa
The Kimberley diamond mine enriched Englishman Cecil Rhodes, who founded De Beers The company became a virtual monopoly The imperialist Rhodes and his British South Africa Company founded Rhodesia, which now includes the southern African countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia
What's left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold mines
Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe