Mining – Open Pit mining (Palabora)

* It is a fact that South Africa’s copper and iron, and even other resources were mined long before the advent of open pit mines. Some archaeological estimates date mining artifacts back to at least 800 CE. In neighboring Kruger National Park, more than 250 archaeological sites show signs of human occupation back about 1… Continue reading Mining – Open Pit mining (Palabora)

Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co)

* Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co) laterite deposits are supergene enrichments of Ni±Co that form from intense chemical and mechanical weathering of ultramafic parent rocks. These regolith deposits typically form within 26 degrees of the equator, although there are a few exceptions. * Three subtypes of Ni-Co laterite deposits are classified according to the dominant Ni-bearing mineralogy, which… Continue reading Nickel-cobalt (Ni-Co)

Nickle ore – Devil’s Copper

During the 15th century miners in Germany found a brown-red ore which they believed to contain copper.  They called it Kupfernickel or Devils' Copper because they couldn't recover copper from it.   Coins in the USA first used nickel alloyed with copper in 1857. The “nickel” was not made from pure nickel but in 1881, pure… Continue reading Nickle ore – Devil’s Copper

‘Apartheid’ sanksies / sanctions (1987)

Die storms na die dood van wyle Dr Verwoerd het letterlik soos sterk winde oor Suid-Afrika gewaai.   Eintlik was daar al destyds hewige stofstorms aan die broei en dit het by Unie wording (onder Britse reëls) begin.   Liberaal verligte blankes het met mag en mening gekeer dat die reservate (sedert 1840) of tuislande (1961) hul… Continue reading ‘Apartheid’ sanksies / sanctions (1987)

“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

DRC – minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has large reserves of cobalt, gold, gems, copper, timber, and uranium. However, the most valuable resource that the DRC possess is its large reserve of diamonds. Diamonds essentially serve as a pillar to the DRC's struggling economy. * The Town of Beni Beni lies within the North Kivu region… Continue reading DRC – minerals

Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

BRICS ....  Moet ons begin bekommerd raak of wees oor die Russiese "teenwoordigheid" of is dit minerale wat die Russe na SA en die res van Afrika trek?     Rusland is ook in Mosambiek betrokke by die noordelikste provinsie waar daar groot neerslae van gas is.   Te verstane as daar gekyk word hoe daar na… Continue reading Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

  Thousands of illegal miners operate in and around mines in southern Congo. At least 36 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.   The accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession,… Continue reading DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

Richtersveld – Diamonds

There are various kinds of minerals in South Africa - we all know that and we all know that there were different WARS about this minerals and there are still today the same WARS, between the people and those "elites" that wanted everything for themselves.  Richtersveld area was also a land claim from the Khoi… Continue reading Richtersveld – Diamonds

China in Africa and South Africa

Hul onversadigde mag na beheer, kontrole en minerale - wat ook die vervaardiging van wapens insluit.   Heelwat tenders is al in Afrika geplaas en bekende swart leiers is gebruik om tenders te bekom vir die bou van infrastruktuur vir die Chinese. They want land and they want control.  China's hunger for natural resources has set… Continue reading China in Africa and South Africa

Malema 2010 toespraak oor China

  Speech of Malema during 2010.  Hy was one of them, he was part of the ANC, possibly still is part of them (radical legs) - and was (is) the new start of the EFF only a false flag, to be radical, like the ANC freedom charter...  Focus on all the landclaims (registered CPAs), the… Continue reading Malema 2010 toespraak oor China