Relational dynamics and social capital in developing mining communities

The South African mining industry has significant dysfunctions in relationships between companies and their communities. The industry is characterized by increasing concern about its trust deficits, perception gaps and low levels of social capital. This study unpacks this phenomenon in the contexts of Jagersfontein, South Africa. The dissertation also puts forward a provisional model to […]

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Whatever did happen at Jagersfontein?

The Turbulent Years – 1913-1914 On Saturday 5 July 1913, the day after the declaration of a general strik and a night of riots , British troops confronted crowds in central Johannesburg. They dispersed groups in the streets, and then, forming a square, fired volley after volley into the gathering crgwd. Thereafter, until mid-afternoon, they fired at any civilian […]

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