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Watership down: the reality of mining Mabola

16 June 2017 at 9:52 am

Mabola is a strategic water source that feeds three of South Africa’s major rivers, but the government has approved a licence to mine coal there. Oxpeckers broke the story in 2015, and recently paid a site visit to the Mabola headwaters. Text: Oscar Nkala. Photos & drone footage: Johnny Miller / AfricanDrone.