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Illegal mining: what are the rules Mining Review Africa

Jul 31, 2018 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

South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold

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

South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

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

Dicing with death: South Africa's illegal gold miners

Oct 09, 2013 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.

Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

Aug 29, 2019 Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining. What was initially an activity focussed in disused portions of operating gold mines, there has been a significant increase in illegal mining in other commodities more recently, including diamonds, chrome and even coal.

South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Roodepoort

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.

South Africa: illegal gold miners rescued after rivals rob

Feb 16, 2014 South Africa: illegal gold miners rescued after rivals rob and trap them. Illegal mining of abandoned shafts is common in South Africa and has been dubbed Johannesburg's second gold

Deadly Illegal Mining Booms Below South African City of Gold

Apr 23, 2014 Sithole is one of 14,000 people the government estimates are now involved in illegal mining, which comes as a drop in gold prices and aging ore bodies shut South African shafts.

South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold

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

South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

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

Fears for illegal S. African miners hiding underground in

Apr 29, 2020 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

As South Africa's Gold Mining Companies Decline In

Oct 08, 2016 GRANITZ: South Africa's Chamber of Mines, the trade association for the legal mining companies, says a surge in the gold price earlier this century led to an increase in illegal mining.

The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry

Mar 27, 2017 The inside story of South Africa's illegal mining boom . 3 years ago. The playing field is spread over 6,000 disused gold, diamond, chrome and platinum mines across South Africa. With a

Deadly Illegal Mining Booms Below South African City of Gold

Apr 23, 2014 Sithole is one of 14,000 people the government estimates are now involved in illegal mining, which comes as a drop in gold prices and aging ore bodies shut South African shafts.

South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Roodepoort

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.

South Africa’s Mining Industry Is About to Come to a

Mar 23, 2020 South Africa’s iconic mines, from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams, are about to go silent.

Terrifying Facts About the World's Deepest Gold Mine

At least 10% of the gold in South African mines is stolen. Criminal syndicates help illegal "ghost" miners sneak into the mineshaft, where they then hide out for months at a time, turning ghostly

Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

Oct 09, 2020 South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG Mining Laws and Regulations South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights in 15 jurisdictions.

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal

Apr 25, 2017 With illegal mining being a rampant problem across South Africa’s gold sector — often carried out by well-organized and well-funded gangs, who rob gold ore from active shafts at big mines.

'There's a lot of money down there': the deadly cities of

Oct 24, 2019 The rise of the burgeoning illicit gold trade, which is estimated to cost South African coffers more than £753m a year, is largely a product of the formal mining industry’s collapse.

South African rescue under way for illegal miners trapped

Feb 16, 2014 The illegal diggers sometimes invade active mines. At least 82 men thought to have been illegal miners died after an underground fire at a Harmony gold mine in South Africa in 2009.

Illegal miners remain at risk in South Africa

Feb 17, 2014 South Africa is the world's fifth-largest gold producer and a leader in platinum production. Illegal mining damages the country because it

Illegal Gold Mining in South Africa: The Deafening Silence

Sep 15, 2014 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.

Fears for illegal S. African miners hiding underground in

Apr 29, 2020 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

As South Africa's Gold Mining Companies Decline In

Oct 08, 2016 GRANITZ: South Africa's Chamber of Mines, the trade association for the legal mining companies, says a surge in the gold price earlier this century led to an increase in illegal mining.

The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry

Mar 27, 2017 The inside story of South Africa's illegal mining boom . 3 years ago. The playing field is spread over 6,000 disused gold, diamond, chrome and platinum mines across South Africa. With a

South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Roodepoort

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.

The cost of SA’s illegal gold trade The Citizen

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.

South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Benoni mine

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.

Illegal miners remain at risk in South Africa

Feb 17, 2014 South Africa is the world's fifth-largest gold producer and a leader in platinum production. Illegal mining damages the country because it

South Africa’s Mining Industry Is About to Come to a

Mar 23, 2020 South Africa’s iconic mines, from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams, are about to go silent.

Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

Oct 09, 2020 South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG Mining Laws and Regulations South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights in 15 jurisdictions.

South African rescue under way for illegal miners trapped

Feb 16, 2014 The illegal diggers sometimes invade active mines. At least 82 men thought to have been illegal miners died after an underground fire at a Harmony gold mine in South Africa in 2009.

Illegal Gold Mining Activities in South Africa: ‘Zama

Illegal gold mining, or ‘Zama Zamas’ a Zulu colloquial term used in South Africa, translating to ‘trying your luck’ is lucrative. The rewards of this illicit activity are attractive and difficult for watchdogs to monitor as there are many illegal mining sites in the country.

South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one

Feb 09, 2020 South Africa's gold mines are now so deep they might as well be on another planet. Gaetan Borgonie CBS News Bernard Swanepoel: I'm not sure that we really want to

Illegal gold mining in South Africa brings hope

Nov 09, 2012 Illegal gold mining in South Africa brings hope Read full article In this Friday Nov. 2, 2012 photo an unidentified man lays bath towels on a conveyer to catch particles during their illegal gold