Steve Chingwaru’s grandfather made his fortune in the 1950s when he started mining a lithium deposit he’d discovered in the hills of what was then Southern Rhodesia.

Seventy years later, Chingwaru believes he has found another mineral fortune, this one worth as much as R450bn and hiding in plain sight in the gold mine dumps that stud the Witwatersrand...

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