South Africa's diamond miners emerge from the shadows

Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub. Her defiant patience has paid off and small-scale mining, an industry that employs many thousands of people, has now been decriminalised for the first time under a permit system.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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