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South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum ENACT

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

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 Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening

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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Illegal gold mining in South Africa worth over R7

2017-11-22  Illegal gold mining in South Africa worth over R7 billion a year. 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

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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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South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for

2020-9-8  JOHANNESBURG 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

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Illegal mining: the problem and Mineral Law in

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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South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold

2017-4-21  WESTONARIA, South Africa, April 21 (Reuters) Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa’s mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through...

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

2019-4-9  'You often get sick': the deadly toll of illegal gold mining in South Africa Driven by need, tens of thousands of women are risking death, disease and sexual violence

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Illegal mining Minerals Council South Africa

2021-8-6  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.

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Good as Gold? South Africa’s Problem with Illegal

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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South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold

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: the problem and Mineral Law in

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.The conditions in which illegal mining occurs have been described as being akin to the “Wild West”.

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South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for

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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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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Exclusive: Fears rise for illegal South African miners

2020-4-29  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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Illegal mining in Africa Mining Africa

2017-2-13  It’s estimated that as much as 14,000 individuals are involved in illegal mining in Africa. The arrest rate is high at around 70%, but the desperation of abject poverty, slack border control and corrupt officials are contributing to illegal miners continuing with their activities. The illegal mining

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Zama zama gold mining in Durban Deep, Gauteng,

2020-7-12  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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All that glitters: A look into illicit gold networks

2021-7-12  Illegal gold mining in South Africa, and smuggling linked to the country, saddle it with yet another multifaceted problem involving international organised crime.

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Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of South

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 Miners Risk Everything for

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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SA Oil Artisanal and Illegal Mining in Africa

2019-8-2  Illegal miners in South Africa are known as the Zama Zamas, who often engage in other illegal activities like human trafficking, illegal weapons, and money laundering. Over the past year (2018-2019), illegal mining has spread to the diamond

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A day for the zama zamas: Illegal gold mining in

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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Illegal Gold Mining In South Africa Brings Hope

2017626 South Africas Sibanye Gold aims to restart Cooke mine this week Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa for decades, with bullion pilfered from both disused and operating. Gold Mining Ghana. Gold mining declining fast in Ghana Africas second largest gold,Jan 2, 2014,In the third quarter of 2013, Ghanas output of the precious

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Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in

2017-8-25  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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Illicit gold trade fuels conflict in South African

2018-5-1  Illicit gold trade fuels conflict in South African mining town. Authorities say 90 percent of murders in Durban Deep outside Johannesburg are linked to illegal gold mining.

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Zama zama gold mining in Durban Deep, Gauteng,

2020-7-12  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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Implications of illegal mining in Gauteng Province

2017-4-13  mining activities in South Africa (South African Human Rights, 2013). 2.3 Levels of illegal miners Study respondents indicated that there are various levels of illegal mining that exist with each level strongly connected and supported by the higher levels as illustrated in figure 1 below. Figure 1: Illegal mining

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Nine illegal miners killed in Johannesburg, South

2020-2-3  According to The Independent, thousands of people in South Africa are involved in illegal mining. They mostly resort to such activity at sites that have been shut down by the firms. Also known as ‘zama zamas’, illegal miners in South Africa target deposits of minerals, including gold and diamonds, in closed shafts or dangerous locations.

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