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75% of South African gold mines unprofitable – mineral council

South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is now facing a major crisis. The country’s mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money. The announcement comes as the sector enters wage talks with its employees. Around 200 employer and employee representatives are set to start the negotiations on ...

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‘A matter of life & death’: 15,000 white South African farmers seek refuge in Russia – report

A delegation of 30 South African farming families has arrived in Russia’s farmbelt Stavropol region, Rossiya 1 TV channel reports. The group says it is facing violent attacks and death threats at home. Up to 15,000 Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, are planning to move to Russia amid rising violence stemming from government plans to expropriate their ...

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Karma bites: Rhino poachers mauled and eaten by lions in South Africa

At least three poachers who broke into a rhinoceros reserve in South Africa received a brutal dose of karma when they were torn to pieces by a pride of lions. Staff at the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa discovered the men’s bloody remains on Tuesday, including dismembered limbs and a decapitated head. Several pairs of empty shoes were ...

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Hailstones as big as golf balls rain down in Russia’s South (VIDEOS)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Mother Nature has unleashed her fury in the South of Russia, pelting rural areas with hailstones the size of golf balls and forcing motorists to pull over on the side of the road. Read Full Article at RT.com RT World News

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Zimbabwe 2.0? Land confiscation will damage South Africa's food production, says rights group

The South African economy and the nation’s food production could collapse if the government seizes land from white farmers and redistributes it to black citizens, a local race relations organization has told RT. The move, approved by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year, is aimed at redistribution of wealth and “radical economic transformation.” The government is reportedly ...

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Rebuilding North Korea's economy would cost $63bn, but South Korea would benefit – Citi

Boosting the sanctioned economy of North Korea would not be easy or cheap, but there are geopolitical benefits for South Korea, according to research by Citibank analysts. Citi estimated that $ 63.1 billion would be needed to rebuild transportation and infrastructure. Among the costs is an estimated $ 24.1 billion – needed for 28 railroad projects, $ 22.8 billion would ...

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Australia buys $5bn worth of US drones to spy over South China Sea

The Australian government is to spend more than $ 5 billion on long-range surveillance drones to beef up its maritime security in the South China Sea – and it’s costing Canberra more than double the original estimated price. The multibillion dollar military investment was announced on Tuesday, with the government vowing to buy six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft from ...

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South Korea wants railroad link to Russia through North Korea

Seoul, Moscow and Pyongyang can implement several major trilateral infrastructure and energy projects if stability is reached on the Korean peninsula, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more One such project could be a railway that will be able deliver goods from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. “Once the Trans-Korean Main Line is built, it may ...

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US, South Korea suspend August military drill – Seoul

US President Donald Trump seems to be delivering on his promise to scale down military exercises with South Korea, which he made after meeting North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. A drill scheduled for August has reportedly been suspended. Washington and Seoul have agreed to suspend their preparations for the exercise code-named Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the South Korean defense ministry said on ...

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Calls to ‘kill the Boer’ make all farmers targets, not just whites – South African official

Calls to kill Boers in South Africa are directed against farmers of all races, not necessarily whites, according to the head of the agriculture department, Mike Mlengana. “That is not the stance of our government… by the way if it is ‘kill the Boer, kill the farmer,’ it’s killing me, because I am the Boer,” said Mlengana, as quoted by ...

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