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Mining South Africa's ‘children of gold’ the rhetoric and ...

DOI: 10.1080/02560046.1988.10407596 Corpus ID: 144093872. Mining South Africa's ‘children of gold’ the rhetoric and discourse of educating the ‘gifted’ @article{Appel1988MiningSA, title={Mining South Africa's ‘children of gold’ the rhetoric and discourse of educating the ‘gifted’}, author={S. Appel}, journal={Critical Arts}, year={1988}, volume={5}, pages={96-107} }

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Africa's Child Mining Shame Human Rights Watch

11/09/2013  Tanzania is the fourth-largest gold producer in Africa, and about 10 percent of its gold comes from small-scale mines. The United Arab Emirates is the top buyer, but Tanzania also exports gold

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Searching for gold in South Africa's abandoned mines ...

25/11/2018  We follow the young men coming to South Africa and risking their lives in the abandoned gold mines of Durban Deep. The gold mine is an hour outside Johannesb...

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WIDER Working Paper 2019/80

The operations of South Africa’s gold mining companies, and how they have been affected by procurement legislation, is used as a case-study to illustrate the impact of these policies and the potential for South African investment to act as a catalyst for minerals-based industrialization. The South African government is committed to facilitating regional industrialization. The Department of ...

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The devastating impact of Gold Mining in South Africa ...

20/02/2019  For 130 years South Africa has been exploiting its gold resources in Johannesburg. But at what cost? 278 abandoned mines and 200 mining dumps, that contain about 6 billion tons of waste, exist in Johannesburg. For every single gram of gold extracted, 200 kg of waste are produced. Inside the city, hills composed of sand debris arise. At first ...

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v116n3a10 Trends in productivity in the South African gold ...

Gold mining in South Africa started more than a century ago in the Witwatersrand goldfields. Most of the high-grade gold deposits have been exhausted and mines now exploit lower grades. This means that optimization is required to derive optimal value from the remaining low-grade and deep-lying deposits (Musingwini, 2014).

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Africa's Child Mining Shame Human Rights Watch

11/09/2013  Tanzania is the fourth-largest gold producer in Africa, and about 10 percent of its gold comes from small-scale mines. The United Arab Emirates is the top buyer, but Tanzania also exports gold to ...

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Within a year of gold findings, the area had some 7 000 people with 3 000 living in Johannesburg. By 1895, just nine years after the Langlaagte find, Johannesburg was home to some 102 000 people. To date the Witwatersrand Basin, the largest gold resource in the world, has produced more than two billion ounces of gold. S S outh Africa

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Case Study Acid Mine Drainage South Africa - Earthwise

Mining is hugely important in South Africa. In 2006, South Africa was the largest producer of gold, and the fourth largest producer of coal, in the world (Usher and Vermuelen 2006). Mining has been important to the economy of Gauteng Province since gold was discovered there in 1886 – ‘Gauteng’ means ‘place of gold’. Mining

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SAIMM - Mining Research in South Africa

01/04/2014  During the 1970s and 1980s South Africa was undoubtedly the world leader in most aspects of mining research and the research output was prodigious. When I had the privilege of spending six months of sabbatical leave working at COMRO in 1981 there were nearly 700 employees, with three quarters of them being active researchers. The early 1990s saw structural changes and a

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Establishment of Chamber of Mines’ Research Organisation 1968 Free gold market came into being 1970 s Boom period for South African gold mining with production peaking at over 1,000 tonnes 1973 Durban strikes saw the resurgence of the trade union activity that would culminate in the formation of trade union federations that eventually helped dismantle apartheid 1973 Discontent arising from ...

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RESEARCH REPORT 2018 - fighting corruption in South Africa

Since 1994, mining policies in South Africa have been designed to beneit all South Africans. They have been embodied in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), which came into force in May 2004, and provides the regulatory framework for South Africa‘s mining and minerals industry.

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Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment ...

26/11/2015  With artisanal small-scale gold mining reported as one of the sources of Hg, South Africa is ranked second in the world in terms of Hg emissions to the environment. 22 Inhalation, ingestion, or dermal absorption of Hg can result in neurological and behavioural disorders, tremors, insomnia, hallucinations, memory loss, neuromuscular effects, headaches and cognitive and motor dysfunction.

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THE EFFECTS OF MIGRANT LABOUR ON THE FAMILY SYSTEM by ...

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: DR S BURGER NOVEMBER 2000 . ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my indebtedness to many people who have played a part in making this study a success. In particular I sincerely wish to thank: 1. My supervisor, Dr S Burger for her valuable guidance and constructive comments which helped me to accomplish this study,

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Mining Conditions in South Africa - Mining in Africa

08/01/2017  South Africa in particular has a massive mining industry – it is a major source of diamonds, gold, platinum and coal, and is home to most of the deepest mines in the world. With a vast supply of highly sought-after raw materials and a relatively low population density considering the space, South Africa has a thriving mining industry. Unfortunately the industry is tarnished by a history of ...

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List of Gold mines in South Africa - Briefly

09/07/2019  Gold mining in South Africa is a big industry that is employing numerous individuals, with the industry producing some of the richest people in Mzansi. There are a lot of Gold mines in South Africa, and this list of mines in South Africa covers different areas around the country.

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Case Study Acid Mine Drainage South Africa - Earthwise

Mining is hugely important in South Africa. In 2006, South Africa was the largest producer of gold, and the fourth largest producer of coal, in the world (Usher and Vermuelen 2006). Mining has been important to the economy of Gauteng Province since gold was discovered there in 1886 – ‘Gauteng’ means ‘place of gold’. Mining

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RESEARCH REPORT 2018 - fighting corruption in South Africa

Since 1994, mining policies in South Africa have been designed to beneit all South Africans. They have been embodied in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No 28 of 2002 (MPRDA), which came into force in May 2004, and provides the regulatory framework for South Africa‘s mining and minerals industry.

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Establishment of Chamber of Mines’ Research Organisation 1968 Free gold market came into being 1970 s Boom period for South African gold mining with production peaking at over 1,000 tonnes 1973 Durban strikes saw the resurgence of the trade union activity that would culminate in the formation of trade union federations that eventually helped dismantle apartheid 1973 Discontent arising from ...

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Decoding the Hidden Ruins of Southern Africa – Discovering ...

In fact, most of these mines have been described as gold mines, copper, tin and iron mines. In my personal experience and research I have found at least 25 ancient mine shafts in gold-rich areas and been told about dozens more by farmers all over South Africa. Ancient mines covered by 30 metres of soil have been reported by at least 2 miners in the ‘30’s in the province of Limpopo and more ...

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Mines and mining - The National Archives

FO, CO and FCO records are rich in material relating to the exploitation of minerals overseas such as bauxite in South America, gold in West Africa and diamonds in South Africa. For more guidance on using the records of the Foreign Office and the Colonial Office, see Foreign and Commonwealth correspondence and records research guide

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SAIMM - Mining Research in South Africa

01/04/2014  During the 1970s and 1980s South Africa was undoubtedly the world leader in most aspects of mining research and the research output was prodigious. When I had the privilege of spending six months of sabbatical leave working at COMRO in 1981 there were nearly 700 employees, with three quarters of them being active researchers. The early 1990s saw structural changes and a

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Prevalence of PTSD in the South African Mining Industry

is very limited research conducted on PTSD as a result of mining accidents, both in South Africa and internationally, ... (65.9%) were from the gold mines. The majority were for workers who were males (87.4%), Black (77.4%), operators (84.2%), and the victims of traumatic mine ac-cidents (87.8%). Overall PTSD prevalence was 0.09%, with 0.085 among males and 0.143 among females. More than two ...

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Full Disclosure – The Truth About Mining Rehabilitation in ...

In South Africa, mining is encroaching on our strategic water source areas. 1 In Mpumalanga, which contains most of the country’s high yield soils, and where coal mining has dramatically reduced the availability and productivity of this land, its impacts have potential implications for our future food security. 2 Mining is also increasingly being permitted near to or in protected areas and ...

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Slave labour behind 'blood diamonds' jewellery dug from ...

01/10/2015  'Blood diamonds' dug from African mines by children as young as 11, gold taken from 25m underwater by kids aged 9: The slave labour scandal behind the jewellery hanging around your neck

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Mining Conditions in South Africa - Mining in Africa

08/01/2017  South Africa in particular has a massive mining industry – it is a major source of diamonds, gold, platinum and coal, and is home to most of the deepest mines in the world. With a vast supply of highly sought-after raw materials and a relatively low population density considering the space, South Africa has a thriving mining industry. Unfortunately the industry is tarnished by a history of ...

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale E360

12/11/2015  Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource can only be found several miles below ground. This produces more waste, and leads to higher production costs, more mining debris, and increased acid mine drainage. South African companies now dig up waste weighing more than 15 million pounds — heavier than 38

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Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment ...

26/11/2015  With artisanal small-scale gold mining reported as one of the sources of Hg, South Africa is ranked second in the world in terms of Hg emissions to the environment. 22 Inhalation, ingestion, or dermal absorption of Hg can result in neurological and behavioural disorders, tremors, insomnia, hallucinations, memory loss, neuromuscular effects, headaches and cognitive and motor dysfunction.

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South Africa Story: Apartheid, Diamonds Gold

In this activity, introduce the idea that the natural resources of diamonds and gold have greatly impacted South African culture and history. In order for the students to understand how the ...

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Decoding the Hidden Ruins of Southern Africa – Discovering ...

In fact, most of these mines have been described as gold mines, copper, tin and iron mines. In my personal experience and research I have found at least 25 ancient mine shafts in gold-rich areas and been told about dozens more by farmers all over South Africa. Ancient mines covered by 30 metres of soil have been reported by at least 2 miners in the ‘30’s in the province of Limpopo and more ...

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

Within a year of gold findings, the area had some 7 000 people with 3 000 living in Johannesburg. By 1895, just nine years after the Langlaagte find, Johannesburg was home to some 102 000 people. To date the Witwatersrand Basin, the largest gold resource in the world, has produced more than two billion ounces of gold. S S outh Africa is also rich in platinum, manganese and coal, and large ...

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1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN ... - Africa

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN PENHALONGA 1.1 Research Material Compiled by; G.R Chimonyo Senior Lecturer, Africa University J.V Mupfumi, Centre for Research and Development 1.2 Preliminary findings 1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

The Impact of Gold Mining on Mercury Pollution in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa E. M. Cukrowska, J ... Discrimination of three geologies on the Witwatersrand Basin gold fields, South Africa, using remote-sensing of tree canopy spectral reflectance M. H. Muller, I. M. Weiersbye, D. J. Tongway D Hardwick..... 41 Mobilization processes of As, Cd and Pb in soils in the Tsumeb Area ...

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Mines and mining - The National Archives

FO, CO and FCO records are rich in material relating to the exploitation of minerals overseas such as bauxite in South America, gold in West Africa and diamonds in South Africa. For more guidance on using the records of the Foreign Office and the Colonial Office, see Foreign and Commonwealth correspondence and records research guide

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GUIDELINES FOR THE REHABILITATION OF INED AND

These guidelines are the result of a joint initiative between Coaltech Research Association and the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. The steering committee members supplied significant technical input to these guidelines, and reviewed and edited the final product. Founding committee members were: Dr Mark Aken (Anglo Coal/Anglo Base Metals) Johann Beukes (Coaltech Research Association) Bertie ...

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Mining Conditions in South Africa - Mining in Africa

08/01/2017  South Africa in particular has a massive mining industry – it is a major source of diamonds, gold, platinum and coal, and is home to most of the deepest mines in the world. With a vast supply of highly sought-after raw materials and a relatively low population density considering the space, South Africa has a thriving mining industry. Unfortunately the industry is tarnished by a history of ...

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