illegal mining in south africa

illegal mining in south africa

  • The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry BusinessLIVE

    Mar 27, 2017 The playing field is spread over 6,000 disused gold, diamond, chrome and platinum mines across South Africa. With a workforce of up to 30,000 people equivalent to the population of a small mining town such as Carletonville on the West Rand the operations of illegal mining syndies run day and night 

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  • The value of illegal gold mining in SA is worth over R7 billion a year

    Nov 22, 2017 Gold's high value, the large number of abandoned old gold mining areas and the ease of finding willing buyers has made it a commodity easily targeted for illegal mining.According to PwC South Africa's Mine Report 2017 the value of illegal mining and dealing of metals and diamonds in South Africa is 

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  • A day for the zama zamas: Illegal gold mining in South Africa

    Sep 20, 2017 Due to socioeconomic problems such as growing unemployment and poverty rates in South Africa, there has been rise in illegal gold mining. The Daily Sun recently released videos showing a little bit of the reality for these underground miners known as 'zama zamas,' which in Zulu loosely translates to 

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  • Murder and corruption in the mining town the world forgot Times LIVE

    Jan 11, 2018 According to a 2015 report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)‚ there are approximately 30‚000 illegal miners operating across South Africa. An estimated 350 of these miners work in the West Wits area‚ which incorporates Durban Deep and the neighbouring township of Sol Plaatje.

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  • Bodies of 25 illegal miners recovered from abandoned South African

    May 17, 2017 Police recovered 25 bodies, believed to be those of illegal miners, from a disused Harmony Gold mine shaft, near an area where 76 illegal miners died in 2009 in what was one of South Africa's worst mining disasters.

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  • The value of illegal gold mining in SA is worth over R7 billion a year

    Nov 22, 2017 Gold's high value, the large number of abandoned old gold mining areas and the ease of finding willing buyers has made it a commodity easily targeted for illegal mining.According to PwC South Africa's Mine Report 2017 the value of illegal mining and dealing of metals and diamonds in South Africa is 

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  • illegal mining Mail & Guardian

    The Mail & Guardian Online is South Africa's oldest quality news source on the web and Africa's first online newspaper.

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  • Illegal mining in Africa

    Feb 13, 2017 Known as 'The Dark Continent' there are many dangers lurking in Africa – especially in the dark recesses of illegal mines. As more and more mines and mining facilities are closing in Africa, there is a growing concern with illegal miners taking over operations. Known in South Africa as Zama Zamas these 

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  • Dicing with death: South Africa's illegal gold miners BBC News

    Thousands of men are risking their lives in what is being dubbed Johannesburg's second gold rush an illegal and desperate scramble for what remains of the precious metal in abandoned mines.

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  • Illegal mining Chamber of Mines South Africa

    Jan 31, 2017 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 both at abandoned mines and at operating mines, with illegal miners often operating under dangerous conditions. The growth in illegal mining, could be attributed to the 

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  • The inside story of South Africa's illegal mining boom BusinessLIVE

    May 22, 2017 There are no shortages of workers‚ who flock to South Africa in their droves from impoverished towns and villages in neighbouring Zimbabwe‚ Lesotho and Mozambique. Up for grabs are over 6‚000 disused gold‚ diamond‚ chrome and platinum mines spread across South Africa. A big driver of illegal mining 

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  • Man sentenced for illegal mining eNCA

    May 17, 2017 South Africa Wednesday 17 May 2017 3:42pm RUSTENBURG – A 62yearold man was sentenced to oneyear in prison or a R50,000 fine for illegal mining and unlawful possession of unpolished diamonds, the Directorate for READ: Illegal miners trapped at Langlaagte mine close to Johannesburg.

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  • Illegal mining should be made legal zamazama miners News24

    Aug 15, 2017 On Tuesday 'zama zamas' marched to the Department of Mineral Resources in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of demands. Watch. WATCH. What To Read Next. Furious Zuma still pulling strings behind the scenes · SA businessman who took video of Ajay Gupta in Dubai reportedly arrested.

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  • 'High unemployment fuelling illegal mining' EWN

    Aug 25, 2017 Police have also told Parliament that illegal miners in South Africa are swallowing unrefined gold and platinum in condoms as a new tactic to avoid arrest for smuggling. Kadwa said: "And this is done for two principal reasons. One is to be able to bypass mine security and the other one is to also prevent 

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  • Illegal mining Wikipedia

    Illegal mining is an ongoing concern across South Africa and the African continent. Largely due to socioeconomic issues such as unemployment and growing poverty, many individuals have little choice but to become illegal miners – or Zama Zamas – in a desperate bid to put food on the table.

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  • Illegal mining on the rise Chamber of Mines South Africa

    Jan 24, 2018 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 both at abandoned mines and at operating mines, with illegal miners often operating out of desparation and dangerous conditions. Illegal mining is on the rise in South 

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  • A day for the zama zamas: Illegal gold mining in South Africa

    Sep 20, 2017 Due to socioeconomic problems such as growing unemployment and poverty rates in South Africa, there has been rise in illegal gold mining. The Daily Sun recently released videos showing a little bit of the reality for these underground miners known as 'zama zamas,' which in Zulu loosely translates to 

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  • Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of Mineral Resources Briefing

    Aug 25, 2017 Considering the prevalence of illegal mining across South Africa, several opposition MPs suggested that perhaps someone in a position of power had a vested interest in the continuation of illegal mining. DPCI conceded that instances of collusion and corruption have been exposed, however the extent to 

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  • Illegal mining Chamber of Mines South Africa

    Jan 31, 2017 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 both at abandoned mines and at operating mines, with illegal miners often operating under dangerous conditions. The growth in illegal mining, could be attributed to the 

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  • Sibanye Gold unveils plan to reduce illegal mining at its operations

    Apr 26, 2017 Illegal mining is a rampant problem across South Africa's gold sector where wellfunded and organized gangs rob gold ore from active shafts at big mines.

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  • South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines YouTube

    Mar 28, 2014 Subscribe to VICE News here: In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years,

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  • As South Africa's Gold Mining Companies Decline In Production

    Oct 8, 2016 A recent accident in a gold mine in South Africa has brought attention to the growing practice of illegal mining. The legal mining operations have been on a decadeslong decline but illegal miners are thriving.

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  • Topic Illegal Mining Activities Mining Weekly

    By: News24Wire 19th September 2016 The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has expressed sadness at the deaths of two illegal miners at the Eland shaft of Harmony mine in Welkom. In a statement issued on Saturday, Sanco spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu called on authorities to intensify the crackdown 

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  • Government to gradually legalize illegal mining – Deputy Minister

    Feb 8, 2018 Deputy minister of mineral resources, Godfrey Oliphant, said on Thursday the South African government had taken a decision to gradually regularise the activities of illegal miners on a merit basis. Illegal mining is prevalent in South Africa, and forms part of an underground economy, with spates of violence 

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  • Illegal miners arrested at strike hit Cooke mine eNCA

    Illegal miners arrested at strikehit Cooke mine. South Africa Monday 12 June 2017 10:53am. Phosphate Mining at SNPT (Societe Nouvelle des Phosphates de Togo) in this file image of 2 December 2007. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons. JOHANNESBURG Sibanye Gold said on Monday that 173 illegal miners have 

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  • Illegal Mining and the Role of "Zama Zamas" in South Africa

    Aug 16, 2016 Nathan Birhanu is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. He is a graduate of Fordham University's Graduate Program in

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  • Illegal mining should be made legal zamazama miners News24

    Aug 15, 2017 On Tuesday 'zama zamas' marched to the Department of Mineral Resources in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of demands. Watch. WATCH. What To Read Next. Furious Zuma still pulling strings behind the scenes · SA businessman who took video of Ajay Gupta in Dubai reportedly arrested.

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  • South Africa's zama zamas: The world's worst job? CNN CNN

    Aug 10, 2015 Thousands of illegal miners spend days deep underground in search of gold in Johannesburg, South Africa. Offiicals say they're costing the country millions.

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