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South African gold mining slump highlights ‘failed state in progress’

Mining at depths of 4,000 metres requires a stable electricity supply which the state cannot provide, says Miller, who now runs the AmaranthCX consultancy in Johannesburg. He spoke in the midst of a power cut in Johannesburg, which he sees as part of a wider failure of public service provision. Rail and post office services have collapsed, he says, and his neighbourhood is patrolled by paid private security guards.

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