South Africa prepares for billion dollar class action

They came on horseback or by foot, trudging through Lesotho’s highlands and  clutching tattered identity documents to back their claims that South Africa’s  gold mining firms ruined their lungs. They were there to add their thumbprints to the names of nearly 7,000 others who  are threatening the biggest class action suit Africa has ever seen.

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Zambia centre of emerald in Africa

Precious stone emerald found in ZambiaZambia has now become Africa’s top emerald centre surpassing countries such as Zimbabwe, Congo DR, Mauritius and Mozambique in that order. The country derives more than 15 per cent of its export earnings from the coveted green stone per annum.

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