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Illegal mining: what are the rules Mining Review Africa

31/07/2018· Illegal mining in South Africa’s gold sector has over the past decades become one of its greatest challenges. Today, it is a thriving, intelligent and almost

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South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum ENACT Africa

26/06/2019· 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 Rand

The Minerals Council South Africa estimates seven tonnes of gold from total national production of about 135 tonnes is lost each year in the country to illegal mining.

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Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in condoms

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 year, the police told

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Illegal mining Minerals Council South Africa

In South Africa, it is illegal to be in possession of unwrought precious metal ore, platinum group metals (PGMs), gold-bearing material and rough diamonds without the required statutory authorisation. Illegal mining and organised crime are inter-related. Very often, illegal mining is spearheaded by globally connected criminal syndicates. Zama zamas, as illegal miners are known in South Africa

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'You often get sick': the deadly toll of illegal gold

09/04/2019· 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 chronic lung disease.

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Dicing with death: South Africa's illegal gold miners

09/10/2013· Dicing with death: South Africa's illegal gold miners Close. Thousands of men are risking their lives in what is being dubbed Johannesburg's second gold rush an illegal and desperate scramble

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Illegal Gold Mining Activities in South Africa: ‘Zama

04/03/2020· Illegal gold mining, or ‘Zama Zamas’ a Zulu colloquial term used in South Africa, translating to ‘trying your luck’ is lucrative. The rewards of this illicit activity are attractive and difficult for watchdogs to monitor as there are many illegal mining sites in the country. Illegal miners normally go into the decommissioned mines and try their luck, so to speak, to look for

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Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in condoms

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 year, the police told

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EXCLUSIVE -Fears rise for illegal South African miners

29/04/2020· Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa's mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through smalltime pilfering as well as networks run by

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All that glitters: A look into illicit gold networks

Illegal gold mining in South Africa, and smuggling linked to the country, saddle it with yet another multifaceted problem involving international organised crime. Last month DM168 published an

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Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

29/08/2019· Why is illegal mining on the rise? Despite widespread media attention given to the dangers of illegal mining, there has been a surge in this activity. In South Africa, this stems mainly from an increase in unemployment, poverty and the entry of large numbers of illegal immigrants into the country.

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Illegal.Gold Documenting the Illegal Gold Industry

16/01/2018· Focusing on illegal gold mining operations, which cause massive destruction to the environment (deforesting rainforests and polluting them with mercury), labor trafficking and exploitation, sex trafficking, child labor, dangerous working conditions, lost tax dollars. Articles on: South African illegal gold, 29 illegal miners die. First, a list of United States refiners listed on both COMEX and

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Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

Anglo Gold Ashanti, Sibayane Gold Ltd, Harmony Gold Mining Co., First Uranium, and Peninsula Energy own or control most of the uranium-from-gold mining processing plants in South Africa. Though uranium production in South Africa showed a decrease from 711t in 2000 to 579t in 2010, in 2011 930t were produced with a forecast of 2,000t by 2020. [29]

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