Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd. has halted pumping at its Grootvlei mine in South Africa, threatening to flood the nearby town of Nigel and a mine shaft owned by Gold One International Ltd., Johannesburg’s Mail & Guardian reported, citing employees and labor union officials.
Security guards working for South Africa’s Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd., a company run by the grandson of Nelson Mandela and the nephew of President Jacob Zuma, shot dead four illegal diggers at a gold mine.
South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said there is “no need to panic” over the health of Nelson Mandela , the country’s first black president, who spent a second night in hospital while undergoing tests.
Khulubuse Zuma, the nephew of South African President Jacob Zuma, is in talks with Shandong Gold Mining Co. over the funding of mines in South Africa run by Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd., the Johannesburg-based Mail & Guardian newspaper reported, citing Jen-Chih Huang, who is helping to negotiate the transaction.
Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd. has been given until Feb. 28 by the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa to secure funding to buy the assets of Pamodzi Gold Ltd., Johannesburg’s Business Day reported, citing Enver Motala, a liquidator.
An unidentified Chinese state-owned mining company making a $100 million bid for South African gold mines owned by Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd. will meet liquidators of the assets today, Business Day said.
Five people are being charged with the murder of four illegal miners at Aurora Empowerment Systems Ltd.’s Grootvlei mine, South African Press Association reported, citing a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority.