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Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of South Africa

2017-8-25  Illegal mining has a broad impact on South Africa’s national security as the country’s infrastructure, territorial integrity, authority of the state, economic security, safety and security and South Africa’s reputation/image were under threat.

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South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum ENACT Africa

2019-6-26  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

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Illegal mining: what exactly are the rules of the game in

2018-7-31  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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Illegal mining: the problem and Mineral Law in Africa

2016-5-24  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.

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

2019-4-9  According to a 2015 report by the South African Human Rights Commission, the country’s burgeoning illicit gold trade has been fuelled by the formal mining

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South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold

2020-9-8  Illegal mining in South Africa is among the most lucrative on the continent, pushing miners to risk health and safety in mostly abandoned shafts. But the chance

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Illegal mining on the rise Minerals Council South Africa

2021-8-21  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.

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Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

2019-8-29  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

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Illegal Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening Silence

2014-9-15  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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Southern Africa: Illegal Gold Mining Surges in East and

2021-7-2  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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South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold

2020-9-8  Illegal mining in South Africa is among the most lucrative on the continent, pushing miners to risk health and safety in mostly abandoned shafts. But the chance to strike it rich drives the miners

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South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

2017-4-21  Illegal gold mining costs South Africa’s government and industry more than 20 billion rand ($1.5 billion) a year in lost sales, taxes and royalties, the Chamber of Mines estimated in an

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Illegal mining on the rise Minerals Council South Africa

2021-8-21  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. The growth in illegal mining, which is now taking place on a large scale

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Illegal gold mining in South Africa brings hope

2012-11-9  South Africa’s abandoned gold mines provide many of the country’s unemployed and immigrants with ways to earn money when odd jobs don’t provide a sustainable living. With an increased unemployment rate of 25.5 percent, many turn to illegal gold mining off a main road outside Johannesburg which hosts dozens of men hoping to strike it rich.

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Follow us South African News Online News The South

2020-8-29  The Hawks say they have dismantled an illegal gold refinery operating in the former gold mining town of Springs on the East Rand. Members of the

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The cost of SA’s illegal gold trade The Citizen

2019-6-21  A new report on illegal mining suggests that South Africa is losing upwards of R14 billion a year to the illicit gold trade. This is substantially more than previous estimates of about R7 billion.

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SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

2019-6-25  For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa, it’s often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and explosives, tax evasion, money

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Gold Rush: Artisanal Mining, Crime & Militancy in Africa

2021-8-19  Illegal ASMG syndicates typically operate in South Africa’s disused mines, meaning that, unlike gold panning operations elsewhere on the continent, artisanal mining in South Africa compromises large networks of underground cities where extortion,

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Solving South Africa’s violent and costly Zama Zama p...

2019-6-19  The Minerals Council South Africa estimates lost sales, taxes and royalties of R21-billion a year through illegal mining. ENACT research indicates that Zama Zama outputs are in excess of R14

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Illegal Gold Mining In South Africa eors2015

Illegal Gold Mining In South Africa Brings Hope Illegal gold mining in South Africa, and smuggling linked to the country, saddle it with yet another multifaceted problem involving international organised crime.Nov 09, 2012 South Africa’s abandoned gold mines provide many of the country’s unemployed and immigrants with ways to earn money when odd jobs don’t provide a sustainable living.

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

2017-9-20  Due to socio-economic problems such as growing unemployment and poverty rates in South Africa, there has been rise in illegal gold mining.

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Good as Gold? South Africa’s Problem with Illegal Gold

2014-11-20  Whether South Africa’s Illegal Gold Mining Problem Is Measured in Revenue, Security Risks, or Human Lives—in the End, Everyone Loses. South Africa is the world’s fifth largest producer of gold, with the gold mining sector representing approximately two percent of South Africa’s GDP.

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Illegal mining on the rise Minerals Council South Africa

2021-8-21  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. The growth in illegal mining, which is now taking place on a large scale

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South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

2017-4-21  Illegal gold mining costs South Africa’s government and industry more than 20 billion rand ($1.5 billion) a year in lost sales, taxes and royalties, the Chamber of Mines estimated in an

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Follow us South African News Online News The South

2020-8-29  The Hawks say they have dismantled an illegal gold refinery operating in the former gold mining town of Springs on the East Rand. Members of the

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Illegal gold mining expands in South Africa at sky-high

2014-4-24  The South African government estimates that 14,000 people are involved in illegal mining throughout the country, the world’s fourth-biggest gold exporter. Share Mining Recommends

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South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Roodepoort

2014-2-26  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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Zama zama gold mining in Durban Deep, Gauteng, South

Illegal Gold Mining Activities in South Africa (Kabai 2020) [click to view] [5] NS Energy. The plight of the Zama Zamas (Todd 2019) [click to view] [6] Daily Maverick. Solving South Africa’s violent and costly Zama Zama problem(ISS Today 2019) [click to view] [7] The Guardian. The deadly cities of gold

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South Africa’s "gold slaves" Equal Times

2014-12-2  Nineteen-year-old Agrippa Machako recounts the day a ‘recruiter' promised him a job as a hotel chef in Johannesburg, South Africa, over 1000 kilometres away from his hometown of Chipinge in Zimbabwe. Today, the teenager's otherwise youthful face and body bears all the scars of the five months he spent toiling as a “gold

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