Kumba Iron Ore has spent twice as much money on relocating one community as the amount the government has ring-fenced for the improvement of distressed mining towns around the country KUMBA Iron Ore has spent twice as much money on relocating one community as the amount the government has ring-fenced for the improvement of distressed mining towns around the country.A new mining town in the northeast of the Northern Cape has been built at a cost of R4.2bn, in record time and with all the necessary public services. It is the biggest community relocation by an Anglo American unit to date. Some of the 3,131 Dingleton residents have already been moved to a "new Dingleton" near the town of Kathu.The old township, originally named Sishen, was built in 1953 to accommodate miners. The houses were sold to individuals in the early 1980s. The town’s name was changed from Sishen to Dingleton in 1990.Residents complained about mining activities close to the town and the town’s crumbling infrastru...

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