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High stakes at Somkhele: Mine relocation row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

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Activists lose bid to shut down coal mine

Interdict application to halt operations at the Somkhele coal mine thrown out with costs

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Court bid to close coal mine

AN environmental advocacy group is seeking a court interdict to halt operations at the Somkhele coal mine near the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Thabiso Goba reports