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    Oct 08, 2016· As South Africa's Gold Mining Companies Decline In Production, Illegal Miners Thrive 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 decades-long decline but illegal miners are thriving.

  • Security tightened after illegal miners attack

    RIO DE JANIERO Brazilian army and police officers have ramped up security in the northern town of Humaitá in the Amazon region after illegal gold miners set fire ...

  • SMALL SCALE GOLD MINES AND THEIR

    cannot control deviant behaviour among migrant miners, (Metcalf, 2008; Hollaway, 1999). In addition, small-scale mining impacts on the environment as the biophysical ...

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  • Illegal mining Chamber of Mines South Africa

    We are a mining industry employers organisation which exists to serve our members and promote their interests in South Africa.

  • South Africa's illegal gold rush BBC News

    Oct 09, 2013· Why illegal gold miners in South Africa risk their lives underground in disused mine shafts in Johannesburg searching for gold dust.

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  • The Revolution in South Africa: An Analysis

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  • Desperation and death beneath South Africa's 'City of

    Thousands are drawn to South Africa's old gold mines. Fatal accidents and violence underground is common. Police are powerless to stop desperate illegal miners.

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    In 2014, 21 illegal miners died in the mine on a single day. ... head of the legal department at South Africas Chamber of Mines. ...

  • The Only Illegal Miners In South Africa Are White Settlers ...

    For ages, illegal miners plagued South Africa's mining sector ensuring that the industry and the state continue to lose billions of rand.

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    South Africa, which covers 470,462 square miles of the southern tip of the African continent, is home to more than 43 million people. It is bordered by ...

  • South Africa: The Economics of Illegal Mining allAfrica.com

    Jul 02, 2014· First, regional poverty largely accounts for the supply of illegal miners, who are predominantly from countries outside South Africa (Lesotho, Swaziland ...

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    We are a mining industry employers organisation which exists to serve our members and promote their interests in South Africa.

  • South African Authorities Rescue, Arrest Trapped Illegal ...

    JOHANNESBURG An unknown number of illegal miners are refusing to be rescued from a sealed-off abandoned mine near Johannesburg because they fear arrest, South ...

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    Dec 04, 2017· Interview Alongside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, immediate past chair of the African Union Commission (AU), who was a cabinet minister under Presidents ...

  • Trapped South African miners arrested after escape BBC

    Feb 17, 2014· Mining is a vital part of the South African economy and the country is the fourth-biggest gold exporter. According to South Africa's Department of Mineral

  • Illegal miners trapped in South Africa, 11 rescued Yahoo

    Feb 16, 2014· JOHANNESBURG (AP) Debris trapped men who were working illegally in an abandoned mine in South Africa, but

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    Mining is a vital part of the South African economy and the country is the fourth-biggest gold exporter. According to South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources, a 2008 study of the gold sector found that an estimated $509m (£309m) in revenue was lost a year as a result of illegal mining.

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  • South Africa Asbestos Use, Mining, Exposure & Mesothelioma

    A former world leader in asbestos production, South Africa continues to struggle with asbestos-related conditions like mesothelioma.

  • Illegal Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening Silence ...

    Every year thousands of poor illegal miners, known as zama-zamas, risk their lives in South Africa's abandoned gold mines. Many die in the process and most are at the ...

  • South Africa: Illegal miners refuse to be rescued

    Feb 16, 2014· JOHANNESBURG (AP) They refused to be rescued. Emergency workers in South Africa cleared a mine shaft entrance of debris on Sunday, allowing miners

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    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) Voting for the new leader of South Africas ruling ANC ended on Monday about ten hours after delegates began casting ballots for either ...

  • South Africas gold industry, like its economy, is ...

    In 2014, 21 illegal miners died in the mine on a single day. ... head of the legal department at South Africas Chamber of Mines. ...

  • Deadly Illegal Mining Booms Below South African City

    Apr 23, 2014· Smoke rises from a derelict mine shaft 25 miles east of Johannesburg, where illegal miners cook, work and sleep below ground for weeks at a time.

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    Satellite view of South Africa. The rugged Great Karoo semi-desert region makes up much of the central and western part of the country. The brown and orange landscape ...

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

  • South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners ...

    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 ...

  • Deadly Illegal Mining Booms Below South African City

    Apr 23, 2014· Smoke rises from a derelict mine shaft 25 miles east of Johannesburg, where illegal miners cook, work and sleep below ground for weeks at a time.

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  • Video: Illegal miners trapped in South Africa, 11

    Feb 16, 2014· Illegal mining is common in South Africa, a major producer of gold and platinum. Workers brave unsafe conditions below ground amid reports of the involvement of organized crime and even clashes between rival groups seeking to extract precious metal from the shafts.

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

    Underground gun fights and threat of mine collapses make for difficult lives as illegal South African miners.

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    We are a mining industry employers organisation which exists to serve our members and promote their interests in South Africa.

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

  • South Africa police investigate death of 15 'illegal miners'

    Sep 10, 2015· According to South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources, a 2008 study of the gold sector found that an estimated $509m (£330m) in revenue was lost a year as a result of illegal mining. South Africa has some of the world's deepest gold mines and safety is a a big problem.

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  • Illegal Mining in South Africa

    Impact of illegal mining goes beyond cost of theft Illegal mining has a serious detrimental fi nancial impact on the state, employees, companies, the mining sector ...

  • The benefits of legalising artisanal mining in South Africa

    Illegal mining in South Africa is a massive industry, mostly small-scale and artisanal in nature, it employs as many as...Read More...

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  • 11 Illegal Miners Rescued in South Africa ... Fox News

    Feb 17, 2014· Eleven more gold miners have been pulled from an illegal South African shaft Monday after becoming stuck over the weekend, but others are believed to ...

  • South Africa: illegal gold miners rescued after rivals rob ...

    Eleven illegal miners were rescued in South Africa on Sunday night after being trapped underground, apparently by a rival gang intent on stealing their gold. The group had broken into a remote, abandoned mine shaft on Saturday to dig for the precious metal, but ended up being robbed and caught inside when their assailants blocked the exit with a

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    Sep 11, 2017· Australian miners back ethical supply of minerals as illegal mining in Africa impacts gorilla habitat

  • Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

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  • Illegal Miners in South Africa Swallow Gold in Condoms ...

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) 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 parliament on Friday.

  • Bodies of 25 illegal miners recovered from abandoned South ...

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) 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 Africas worst mining disasters.