Jagersfontein (disaster)

*The tailings dam has come under past scrutiny for its environmental impacts and potential stability. It officially closed in 1969 but had operated for decades as an open pit mine after its discovery in the late 1800s, according to a 2013 biodiversity assessment prepared for Jagersfontein Developments Ltd. The firm bought the mine site in… Continue reading Jagersfontein (disaster)

“Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

*An apparent “diamond rush” in KwaZulu-Natal has prompted the provincial government to dispatch experts to a site near Ladysmith where residents have over the weekend been extracting stones they believe are diamonds, using household equipment.     * Alles is in rep en roer, daar word gekap en gegrou, op soek na "diamante"  wat eerder… Continue reading “Diamond” rush in KwaHlathi Ladysmith

Gold and diamonds -1886 – Griqualand West

  Slaan maar ou kaarte na, dit wys presies van die ou gebiede uit.  Daar word steeds in media berigte verklaar hoe ons Boere (blankes) die mense se grond gesteel het, en dit word vandag steeds deur leiers soos Ramaphosa, Zuma, Mbeki, Malema en veel ander prontuit gepropageer.   Dit skep die indruk hoe aaklig ons… Continue reading Gold and diamonds -1886 – Griqualand West

Diamonds/Diamante – Gold/Goud -MINERALS

Most of the big mining companies and businesses involved and operated in South Africa are all B-BBEE - some relevant to a foreign country.   The board members, chief executives, directors, share holders, those who deals with diamonds, gold or other minerals can not claim they are poor.      The South African mining industry is most… Continue reading Diamonds/Diamante – Gold/Goud -MINERALS