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Impact Of Coal Mining In South Africa

Mining has often been viewed as the locomotive of south africas economic development1 historically such a perception certainly carries much validity in this paper we examine whether this perception of the role ofmining in the south african economy remains,Impact of coal mining in south africa.

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