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Under the land that belongs to the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela lie the richest platinum deposits on earth. But a toxic alliance between government, traditional chieftaincy and major mining houses has stood between the community and its wealth. Could this be the largest state-sanctioned, business perpetrated fraud in the history of Big Mining in South Africa?
Part of this article is based on work done by co-writer Sasha Wales Smith for LARC. Since June 2017, Sasha has been a consultant with LARC. Kevin Bloom is a staff writer at the Daily Maverick.