South Africa: Colonial Legacy of Mining Pioneers Poses a Dilemma

South Africa: Colonial Legacy of Mining Pioneers Poses a Dilemma

[The Conversation Africa] The Portuguese set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, and the Dutch settled at the “Cape of Storms” in 1652. But the noses of the first interlopers into southern Africa were not sharp enough to fore-smell Kimberley’s hidden diamonds or the Witwatersrand’s entombed gold. …read more

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