Mining

Dodgy state mining company Alexkor 'breaks green pact'

Alexkor alleged to have built sea walls in protected coastal area

10 November 2019 - 00:00 By BOBBY JORDAN

The state miner alleged to have signed a marketing deal with a Gupta-linked firm now stands accused of mining inside a global conservation area at the mouth of the Orange River.

Alexkor, which operates in a remote corner of the Northern Cape near the Namibian border, has allegedly built 250m-long sea walls into a protected stretch of coast in an effort to ramp up diamond production and stave off liquidation...

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