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Jonathan Moore on the Mining Indaba

From the 9th to the 13th January 2015, the mining industry will be in Cape Town for the biggest annual Mining Indaba. The tagline for this year is Where the World connects with African mining. What are some of the critical questions facing this...

Illegal mining costs the environment

As a result of illegal gold mining, large pieces of land, and three quarters of Ghana’s waterways have been polluted.  Last year the government  set up a security task force to stop the illegal operators but, despite their efforts,...

The quest of the “Zama Zamas”

With South Africa being one of the world’s largest producers of gold and other precious metals. But along with this is a different side to the industry,  where unemployed young migrants, dubbed “zama-zamas”, risk their lives daily...