Text, Direction & Research: Rebecca Davis | Production, Design & Multimedia: Diana Neille | Video: Pascale Neuschäfer | Photography: Thapelo Lekgowa, Siphiwe Sibeko & Reuters | Voicing & Narration: Sizo Mhlangu |Website development: Realm Digital |Project Management: Styli Charalambous | Editor: Branko Brkic |
Special thanks: Paula Akugizibwe, Zanele Mbuyisa, Peter Verweij
This feature was produced with the support of the African Media Initiative and The African Story Challenge.
MAIN IMAGE: Mine workers are seen underground in Modderfontein east mine, outside Johannesburg, February 3, 2009. South Africa’s junior miner Aflease Gold said on Tuesday it aims to produce 500,000 ounces of the precious metal per year in five years based on the company’s current assets. Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters
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