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I'm not quite sure why you'd go there if not for work... For a mine... If you aren't there to supply the mine, you're supplying a supplier of the mine.

 

For those that haven't had the pleasure of experiencing the sprawling metropolis of Kathu yet, below gives some scale. Blue is the entirety of the town of Kathu (including golf course), green is just the one mine that it's there for. Look, its an impressively large hole in the ground, and they dig 70% iron content iron ore out there (the actual rock looks like cast iron).

 

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Didn't they bulldoze another small town that was in the way of the mine?

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Need a snorkel there, Bru

True! Thankfully I still have an old Nikon under water camera, otherwise those pics would not be possible.

 

https://youtu.be/zHZI1akqWxg 

Also took a short video, feels so nice to be out and about on the bike where people are trying to dodge the rain.

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Didn't they bulldoze another small town that was in the way of the mine?

Yup. Original Sishen town is now gone, they have a handful of residents in Dingleton that are refusing to budge and are trying to milk Anglo for every penny they can. Good for them I guess.

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A bit of Thaba fun (not the climbing)...met 2 young lads,twins. ( and think it was there step Dad ) it was cool to join them and watch the youngsters .

What's the condition of Thaba now post lockdown? I've been meaning to give it a go at some stage as its relatively close to me and by accounts gives some decent technical riding options.

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What's the condition of Thaba now post lockdown? I've been meaning to give it a go at some stage as its relatively close to me and by accounts gives some decent technical riding options.

I can only comment on the green route and that has been well maintained and even improvements and changes done during lockdown. @Pikey can comment on the more 'gnarly' bits...
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