South Africa's mining industry is slowly abandoned, a trend captured in this photo essay for Johannesburg's Saturday Star newspaper.
South Africa's Toxic Legacy
April 12, 2017 / Roads & Kingdoms
Land in South Africa is often owned communally, a fact which international mining houses exploit by cutting deals with traditional authorities.
April 9, 2017 / Oxpeckers
A 19-month investigation exposes South Africa's failure to stop the ongoing pollution from coal mines that have been shut down.
April 8, 2017 / Independent Online
About 13 percent of South Africa is still held as communal land. International mining houses often cut deals with leaders of these lands to get access for new operations.
March 29, 2017 / Oxpeckers
Eschewing public consultation, the ministers of the environment and mining in South Africa sign a deal to allow coal mining in a legally protected environment.
March 29, 2017 / Inter Press Service
Delegates from mining communities across the globe met in Cape Town to discuss their grievances and protest the international mining industry.
March 29, 2017 / Climate Home
International factors are squeezing South African coal miners, leading to smaller profit margins and a corresponding shift to junior miners that often abandon mines.
March 29, 2017 / Independent Online
As Africa's largest utility shifts its policies and the world slowly moves toward renewables, South Africa's coal mines are increasingly abandoned.
January 21, 2017 / Independent Online
Brought to informal settlements among coal piles and coal-fired power stations by the possibility of employment, residents in Mpumalanga face the constant complications surrounding relocation.