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  • African artisanal mining from the inside out – Sara Geenen

    The only large-scale mining company currently producing gold is Banro Corporation. Here is the abstract of the book: Artisanal mining is commonly associated with violent conflict, rampant corruption and desperate poverty, especially in unstable regions in Sub-Sahara Africa. Yet millions of people across the continent depend on it.

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  • Radionuclides and toxic elements transfer from the

    Abstract. South Africa is a mining country, and one of the leading gold mining countries in the world. Mining activities tend to bring other minerals and elements to the surface in addition to the desired mineral. In gold mining, one of these metals is Uranium which is both toxic and radioactive. Uranium decay to form other radioactive

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  • The challenge of deep

    The discovery of the gold-rich Main Reef Group of reefs on the farm Langlaagte in 1886 marked the opening of the richest and most extensive goldfield in history. Mining of the narrow reefs progressed from the outcrops to more than 3,5 km, and has made South Africa the foremost mining country in the world.

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  • Hydrothermal Carbonization of Searsia lancea Trees Grown

    Abstract A 12-year-old planted woodlands Searsia lancea tree, grown on acid mine drainage for phytoremediation of polluted groundwater on gold and uranium mines in South Africa, was used in this research. The research describes the fuel-related characteristics and the influence of different operating conditions on the hydrothermal carbonization

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  • HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LTD Company Profile

    Address. GAUTENG, Gauteng, 1759. South Africa. See other locations. Phone. +27-27114112000. Company Description. Harmony Gold Mining Company specializes in turning old digs into new digs. The company generally buys under-performing gold operations and turns them into low-cost, high-productivity mines.

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  • Mining in Africa and beyond: Tracking the great gold rush

    Nov 13, 2020In 2018, Sudan produced about 93tn of gold, mines minister Adil Ali Ibrahim told Reuters in November 2019. That ranked it as the third-biggest producer after Ghana and South Africa. Between 2014 and 2018, Sudan officially exported gold worth $8.6bn, but its main trading partners recorded imports of Sudanese gold worth $12.7bn.

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  • South Africa Mining Photos and Premium High Res Pictures

    Browse 5,138 south africa mining stock photos and images available, or search for south africa agriculture or cape town to find more great stock photos and pictures. mine official supervises work - south africa mining stock pictures, royalty-free photos images

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  • POSITION PAPER ON ASM GOLD SECTOR IN GHANA

    2 Abstract: The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector is reviled in Ghana for its devastating effects on the inhabitants and ecosystem of the communities in which it operates. This paper argues that the problems that have bedeviled this sector are not preordained.

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  • Gold and diamond mines of South Africa

    Shows how gold and diamonds are extracted from the earth and processed in the province of Transvaal in South Africa. Pictures gold mining operations at the Joch Mine near Johannesburg and diamond mining operations at the Premier Mine in the town of Cullinan. Includes street scenes of Johannesburg and of Kimberley, the center of the world's largest diamond mining operations.

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  • Radionuclides and toxic elements transfer from the

    Abstract. South Africa is a mining country, and one of the leading gold mining countries in the world. Mining activities tend to bring other minerals and elements to the surface in addition to the desired mineral. In gold mining, one of these metals is Uranium which is both toxic and radioactive. Uranium decay to form other radioactive

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  • 333 Africa Gold Mine Photos

    Abstract image of mine shaft headgear used in gold mining in South Africa, Johannesburg Miner in Africa. Shinyanga, Tanzania March 18, 2010:Young gold miner search.

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  • Precarious transition: a mortality study of South African

    South African ex-miners Kim Bloch1, Leigh F. Johnson2, Mlindeli Nkosi3 and Rodney Ehrlich1* Abstract Background: Despite their burden of a triple epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV infection, little is known about the mortality experience of miners from the South African mining industry once they leave employment.

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  • Hydrothermal Carbonization of Searsia lancea Trees Grown

    Abstract A 12-year-old planted woodlands Searsia lancea tree, grown on acid mine drainage for phytoremediation of polluted groundwater on gold and uranium mines in South Africa, was used in this research. The research describes the fuel-related characteristics and the influence of different operating conditions on the hydrothermal carbonization

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  • Witwatersrand goldfield, South Africa

    Witwatersrand goldfield, South Africa : The Witwatersrand is a large basin of metamorphosed conglomerates that forms the greatest goldfield in the world. It occurs across four provinces in South Africa. It stretches for 350 km long by

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  • Law Enforcement in the South African Gold Mining Sector

    Gold mining started as early as 1886 in the Witwatersrand Basin (Tutu, McCarthy Cukrowska, 2008). However, now the South African gold mining industry is in its "sunset stage", with significant cash-flow challenges (De Wet Sidu, 2013). It is also now becoming clear that the

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  • The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines

    Nov 12, 2015In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade before, that same ratio was less than half as large, at 212,000 to 1. Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa's gold is running out, and the remaining resource can only be found

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  • Discovery of the Gold in 1884

    The South African War of 1899-1901 saw a temporary downturn in Johannesburg's population, partly due to the exodus of the Uitlander [foreigner] community who fled the Reef, and partly to the departure of Dutch residents on commando duty. The closure of all mining activity in October 1899 brought to a sudden end to virtually all economic

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  • INDUSTRIALIZATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: A

    Economic History of South Africa (Pretoria, 1983) pp.204 -220; L. Katzen, Gold and the South African economy (Cape Town, 1964). 6 Stewart Jones and Andre MOiler, The South African economy, 1910-1990 (London, 1992). 7 Jones and MOiler, South African economy, pp. 64-65. 8 Cape Town, 1924. 9 Westminster, 1935.

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  • South Africa Region

    About Gold Fields. Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. Our Operations. We have total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz, attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 52

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  • Community Perceptions of a mine recruitment centre in

    The discovery of gold in the 1800s in the southern Transvaal area led to the development of a large gold mining industry in South Africa, which was to become the world's largest supplier of gold. It was the development of this industry that catapulted South Africa into the industrialised era, and on what modern South Africa was built upon.

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  • Hydrothermal Carbonization of Searsia lancea Trees Grown

    Abstract A 12-year-old planted woodlands Searsia lancea tree, grown on acid mine drainage for phytoremediation of polluted groundwater on gold and uranium mines in South Africa, was used in this research. The research describes the fuel-related characteristics and the influence of different operating conditions on the hydrothermal carbonization

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  • Mining conflicts in sub

    Mining conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa: Actors and repertoires of contention Bettina Engels Abstract Industrial mining is currently one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy, particularly in the Global South. The present mining boom is, however, accompanied by

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  • Rushing for Gold: Mobility and Small‐Scale Mining in East

    Yoshio Aizawa, Farmer's Involvement in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in Africa: A Case Study of the Geita Gold Mining Area in Tanzania アフリカのへのかかわり―タンザニアゲイタをとして―, Japanese Journal of Human Geography, 10.4200/jjhg.70.03_313, 70, 3,

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  • South Africa, gold mines continue poisoning communities

    Johannesburg, in South Africa was spawned by gold mining when the metal was discovered in the 1880s in the Witwatersrand goldfield, the world's biggest, arching around the south and west of the city.More than 600 mines lie abandoned with much of their waste piled up high next to residential communities, most of which are marginalised, poor and black.

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  • Labour relations training profiles for supervisors in a

    Abstract: The importance of the gold-mining industry for South African sustained economic growth can't be overemphasised. Safety procedure are very important in this environment. The dangerous working conditions can contribute to high levels of stress. This, coupled with South Africa's volatile political situation, makes the threat of labour

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

    Sep 20, 2017In the footage a zama zama, who chose to stay anonymous for safety reasons, describes the mining process. This includes a 30 minute travel time from ground level into the mines

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  • The South African mining sector

    Nov 08, 2016Despite this abundance in natural mineral resources, South African mining faces a systemic crisis. Local gold production has collapsed from 605 tonnes in 1994 to 133 tonnes (22% of it) in 2014, despite a 218% boom in the gold price during this time and South African gold reserves still ranked internationally (by value US$151bn).

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  • The recent cholera outbreak in the South African gold

    A large proportion of the miners who work in the South African gold mines come from Malawi, Mozambique and Angola. Because of the occurrence of cholera in those countries in 1973, a surveillance programme was arranged. This consisted of the following procedures: (1) Monitoring of sewage by Moore's gauze pad method. Pads were left in the sewers for 1-3 days, once a week, and double

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  • South Africa's Biggest Open Pit Mines

    Jun 08, 2016The mine is one of De Beers' six diamond-mining operations in the country, and is the largest producer of diamonds in South Africa. It has been excavated to a depth of 450 metres. Jagersfontein Mine. Jagersfontein, a small town in the Free State, is one of the oldest diamond mining towns in the world. Diamonds were first discovered in the area

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  • Clean and energy efficient technology as green economy

    Clean and energy efficient technology as green economy transition mechanism in South African gold mining: case of Kusasalethu Abstract: The decline of easily accessible gold reserves at Harmony Gold Limited's Kusasalethu gold mine meant the firm had to be innovative to access deeper ore bodies. In South Africa where electricity is

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  • City of Gold

    City of Gold - mining Johannesburg. Johannesburg sits on the edge of the world's largest known gold deposit. The area was first declared open for public digging in 1886, although it is known that gold was traded and worked here for centuries before the arrival of gold prospectors. Within just a few years the city grew to be the largest

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  • South Africa Mining Production

    Mining production in South Africa advanced 21.9 percent from a year earlier in May of 2021, following a revised record 117.4 percent rise in the prior month and below market expectations of a 32.8 percent growth. It was the third straight month of rising mining activity, reflecting the gradual recovery from the Covid-19 shock a year before. The largest positive contributors were PGMs (27

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