OUTA Insights: how the corruption at Aurora mine killed a community (with author Dianne Hawker)

In October 2009, Aurora Empowerment Systems – a black-owned, politically connected business – made a bid to rescue the liquidated Pamodzi Gold mines. Former President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, his lawyer Michael Hulley and former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa Mandela, were listed as directors of Aurora. Over the next few years, Aurora-managed mines were stripped of assets, as illicit payments went to the families of the “connected”, while workers starved. We speak to Dianne Hawker, author of 'How to steal a gold mine: The Aurora story' and OUTA's Julius Kleynhans (OUTA pushed for prosecution i.t.o. environmental laws) why little has been done to bring the perpetrators to book, despite a lot of evidence.
11 Apr 2023 English South Africa Politics

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