Is Mining Giving South Africa's Rural Communities a Raw Deal?

Mining activities have disrupted local ways of life for rural communities. For some, homes have been destroyed. In others, violence has erupted within communities leading to the deaths of people opposed to mining. On top of this communities rarely benefit from mining. Instead, they're exposed to pollution and health risks as well as disruptions to their livelihoods, writes Llewellyn Leonard for The Conversation.

Drilling underground in a South African gold mine (file photo).


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