It’s a coal mine, and it’s closing. But there’ll be no “just transition” or anything quite so fancy for the remaining 1,174 people employed at Tendele Coal Mining’s Somkhele mine on the border of the Hluhluwe game reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Their jobs end today, just as Tendele has repeatedly warned mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe they would, as they petitioned him for help to keep the mine open...

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