March 16, 2012 /
David Rochkind
Photojournalist David Rochkind moderates discussion on World TB Day.
Image by Misha Friedman. South Africa, 2016.
January 13, 2017 /
kem knapp sawyer, Jordan Roth
Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.
Johannesburg
January 3, 2017 / Untold Stories
Mark Olalde
South Africa has historically failed to properly regulate closure of the mines that helped build its economy. These photos chronicle the country's attempt to play catch up.
Mbolwa Divele fears a mine would endanger his way of life by destroying grazing land. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
January 2, 2017 / Saturday Star - IOL
Mark Olalde
Communal land rights often hamper South Africans' claims to the profits from some regions. In the villages around Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, this battle continues over a proposed titanium mine.
coal
January 1, 2017 / Inter Press Service
Mark Olalde
Abandoned mines, a shrinking minerals extraction workforce and traditional practices combine to produce small-scale miners in South Africa.
An aerial view of one of Mintails Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd's mining rights shows extensive, unremediated mine waste. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
December 26, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
This investigation combines print, photo, a mini documentary and a searchable dataset to explain never-before-seen data regarding mine closure certificates and financial provisions for rehabilitation...
An unremediated gold mine waste pile pollutes the area around a Mintails Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd mining right. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
December 7, 2016 / The Star
Mark Olalde
For the first time, Promotion of Access to Information Act requests expose South Africa's failed mine closure system. One specific company sets an example with its choice to not properly rehabilitate...
Carletonville sinkhole
December 1, 2016 / The Star
Mark Olalde
Five decades of mining on the Far West Rand outside Johannesburg contributed to the formation of more than 1,000 sinkholes. As companies abandon mines, many fear this will set off new sinkholes.
President Jacob Zuma speaks to Parliament in October about the marine economy. Courtesy: Republic of South Africa. South Africa, 2016.
November 23, 2016 / Inter Press Service
Mark Olalde
Southern Africa finds itself at the center of the offshore bulk sediment mining debate as international companies rush to strip mine phosphate deposits in coastal waters of South Africa and Namibia.
Workers at John Hume's rhino ranch prepare to remove the horn of a rhino. Image by Rachel Nuwer. South Africa, 2016.
November 22, 2016 / Newsweek
Rachel Nuwer
Legalizing trade in rhinoceros horns could help save the species, but some experts worry it might stimulate demand and encourage poachers.
November 18, 2016 / VICE News
Amy Maxmen
PrEP drugs like Truvada can drastically lower the risk of HIV transmission. But young women in South Africa are pushing for a different kind of change.
An illegal miner displays gold ore dug from an abandoned mine in Johannesburg. South Africa, 2016. Image by Mark Olalde.
November 18, 2016
Mark Olalde
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
The tide rolls in on the shores of Cape Town, South Africa. Prospecting rights for offshore mining cover 10 percent of the country's exclusive marine economic zone. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
November 12, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
Offshore mining prospecting rights cover 10 percent of South Africa's marine economic zone. With the country's inability to properly close mines, a large opposition movement fears offshore mining.

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