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Not forever: Inside an abandoned South African mine town

Not forever: Inside an abandoned South African mine town

One man's ghost town is another man's business opportunity. This is the view of Koos van der Merwe, 54, who in 2014 decided to sell his house outside Johannesburg and buy a sports complex in Kleinzee, a defunct mining town high on South Africa's west coast. (Photo essay with Kent Andreasen.)