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Apr 09, 2019 But South Africa has an unemployment rate of 27% and opportunities are scant. Elizabeth crushes small stones into white, gold-flecked silt. This can cause silicosis, a

  • South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum - ENACT Africa

    South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum - ENACT Africa

    South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum . 2019-06-26. The Mining Indaba is an annual event that provides a platform for mining companies, experts, policymakers and governments from the African continent to discuss opportunities, challenges and prospects. Addressing illegal gold mining was one of the priorities at the 2019 Mining Indaba

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  • Hawks bust illegal gold refinery operating on the East

    Hawks bust illegal gold refinery operating on the East

    Aug 29, 2020 “Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa’s mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through small-time pilfering as well as networks run by

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  • Illegal mining: the problem and ... - Mineral Law in Africa

    Illegal mining: the problem and ... - Mineral Law in Africa

    May 24, 2016 The South African Human Rights Commission estimates that there are between 8000 and 30 000 illegal miners operating in South Africa. According to the Chamber of Mines, roughly between 5% and 10% of South Africa’s annual gold production stems from illegal mining.The conditions in which illegal mining occurs have been described as being akin to the “Wild West”

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  • Illegal Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening Silence

    Illegal Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening Silence

    Sep 15, 2014 However, some of the so-called illegal mining activity also takes place at operational and functional mines in the shadows and away from the scrutiny if mine management. In a 2007 report, the Institute for Security Studies estimated that 10% of all gold mined in South Africa is stolen each year

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  • Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

    Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

    Aug 29, 2019 A 2017 report by the Minerals Council South Africa (Minerals Council) estimates that the annual commercial value of illegal mining and illicit dealings in precious metals and diamonds is about R7 billion. This activity has a significant economic impact on current mining operations, both in terms of losses of product or productive resources

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  • Preliminary study on artisanal and small-scale mining in

    Preliminary study on artisanal and small-scale mining in

    Figure 13: Developments of ASM in South Africa 21 Figure 14: ASM triangle of transformation 22 Tables Table 1: Criteria used to define artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa 3 Table 2: Classification of small-scale mining activities in South Africa 3 Table 3: Key considerations for possible optimisation of the legislation 18

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  • (PDF) The status of artisanal and small-scale mining

    (PDF) The status of artisanal and small-scale mining

    The constraints in obtaining mining permits have given rise to a significant proportion of informal and illegal ASM activities in South Africa that operate without mining licenses and do not

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  • Artisanal and Small Scale Mining - Minerals Council

    Artisanal and Small Scale Mining - Minerals Council

    MINERALS COUNCIL SOUTH AFRICA . ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING . Page 4. 4: SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. In South Africa, most artisanal mining is carried out illegally. Illegal mining is on the rise in South Africa and presents challenges that need to be addressed from a range of perspectives. It takes place at abandoned and operating

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  • Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in condoms

    Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in condoms

    Aug 25, 2017 Illegal miners in South Africa are swallowing unrefined gold and platinum in condoms as a new tactic to avoid arrest for smuggling that is costing the industry $1.5 billion a

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  • Illegal gold mines in the Sahel controlled by terrorist

    Illegal gold mines in the Sahel controlled by terrorist

    Oct 01, 2020 Indicative of the continental boom in illegal gold mining were South Africa’s 19 refining plant licenses issued in the first quarter of 2019, more than during the preceding three years combined. According to Reuters, in early 2020 there were 26 refineries operating or under construction across 14 African countries

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  • Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

    Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

    Sep 25, 2019 Last year Ghana overtook South Africa as the largest producer of gold in Africa. Artisanal and small scale mining accounts for 35% of Ghana’s total gold production. For many years, small-scale

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  • Gold Rush: Artisanal Mining, Crime & Militancy in Africa

    Gold Rush: Artisanal Mining, Crime & Militancy in Africa

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Africa is made up of complex networks and relationships, traversing both regulated and illegal activity. Despite being a source of income for local communities and migrant labour, the very nature of ASGM makes it intrinsically vulnerable to exploitation. This is exacerbated by the fact that ASGM

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  • Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | South Africa | ICLG

    Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | South Africa | ICLG

    Sep 13, 2021 The mining industry in South Africa is administered by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE). There is also a Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate which falls under the DMRE. 1.3 Describe any other sources of law affecting the mining industry. The South African mining industry is predominantly regulated by the MPRDA

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  • The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa

    The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa

    Aug 05, 2015 Africa is rich in reserves of minerals. It is a leading producer of gold and coltan (used in electronic devices) and other minerals. This is a blessing but also a curse because the mineral reserves are a source of conflict among many countries of Africa. I was surprised to learn that there are more illegal mining companies in Africa than there are legal ones

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  • A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

    A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

    However, according to South African History Online, these were minor reefs and credit for the discovery of the main reef on Langlaagte Farm went to Australian George Harrison in July 1886. Johannesburg’s large gold deposits that ran for miles underground ensured the little mining town mushroomed into a

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  • Southern Africa: Illegal Gold Mining Surges in East and

    Southern Africa: Illegal Gold Mining Surges in East and

    Corruption, and criminality in the artisanal gold mining sector have increased the severity of environmental damage in protected areas and national parks across the region, a new study has shown

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  • Mining and minerals in South Africa | Brand South Africa

    Mining and minerals in South Africa | Brand South Africa

    Aug 16, 2012 Mining also provides the feedstock for about 94% of the country’s electricity generating capacity. The value of total sales increased by 24.8% to R302.2-billion ($37-billion) in 2010, and the three top-selling minerals – PGMs, coal and gold – accounted for 66.3% of total mineral sales. South Africa’s mineral reserves are well-mapped

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  • Gold Mining in South Africa | Africa Mining IQ

    Gold Mining in South Africa | Africa Mining IQ

    Over 50% of all gold reserves are found in South Africa, with the Witwatersrand Basin remaining the largest gold resource in the world.. In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa

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