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31 December 2019

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16 December 2019

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12 December 2019

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11 December 2019

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10 December 2019

So. Africa: Bodies of four miners killed in mine accident recovered as mine union demands an investigation

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10 December 2019

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10 December 2019

So. Africa: Mine union calls for an independent investigation into the death of four miners

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10 December 2019

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