Digging up the dirt on gold mine asset stripping

Journalist and author Dianne Hawker, centre, with Ryland Fisher of Rondebosch, left, and radio talk show host Lester Kiewit, of Parklands, right.

Asset stripping left workers destitute after Aurora Gold Mine in Springs was taken over. So says journalist Dianne Hawker, who takes a close look at the case in her book, How to Steal a Gold Mine: The Aurora Story, which was launched at Exclusive Books Cavendish on Thursday May 4. Hawker was in conversation with her friend and radio talk show host Lester Kiewit.

The Hawker family, from left, Amanda Hawker of Claremont, Ntyatyi Langa of Bellville, author Dianne Hawker of Johannesburg, Nomsa Hawker of Bellville and Myles Hawker of Bellville.
Monica Laganparsad of Observatory enjoying the book launch.