Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Diamonds aren't a Griqua's best friend

Two communities were supposed to benefit from gems mined from restored land - but one was left out in the cold.

When the dispossessed communities were handed back the land along the western bank of the Vaal River just outside Kimberley in the year 2000 there was much jubilation.

The Tswanas and the Griquas were booted off the land in 1968 in the dark days of apartheid and now finally they were going to benefit from the abundance of the diamond-bearing alluvial gravels of Schmidtsdrift. So what went wrong?

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2010-08-26 11:59:00
A luta continua! New translation: The looters continue - apace!


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