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Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past, present and

2003-12-18  A small–scale mine has been defined as a mining activity employing less than 50 people and with an annual turnover of less than 7.5 million Rand and includes artisanal mines. Small–scale miners are involved in many commodities but there appears to be a bias towards gold, diamonds and quarrying for construction materials, including brickclays.

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DMR > Mineral Policy & Promotion > Small Scale Mining

Small scale mining. There are major challenges ahead for small-scale mining in South Africa. With the advent of the new Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act in 2002, many previously disadvantaged South Africans have begun to see small-scale mining as a

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Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Minerals Council

2019-6-11  MINERALS COUNCIL SOUTH AFRICA . ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING . Page 4. 4: SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. In South Africa, most artisanal mining is carried out illegally. Illegal mining is on the rise in South Africa and presents challenges that need to be addressed from a range of perspectives. It takes place at abandoned and operating

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EconPapers: Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past

2021-5-12  Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past, present and future. Nellie Mutemeri and Francis W. Petersen. Natural Resources Forum, 2002, vol. 26, issue 4, 286-292 . Abstract: Mining is an important part of the South African economy and has been the driver of much of the economic development of the country. However, the small–scale mining subsector still has to

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Small-scale mining — opportunities and challenges

2019-4-18  Small-scale mining offers opportunities, but there are many challenges, writes Kgothatso ‘KayG’ Nhlengetwa. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Mapping the South

2021-11-19  The Government of South Africa is contemplating policy reforms that will advance its transformation agenda in the mining sector. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is recognised as a potential pathway for development. However, the current legal and regulatory provisions for ASM require substantial improvements and coordination in order to

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PROSPECTS AND CHALLNEGES FOR SMALL-SCALE

2016-12-28  Small-scale mining entrepreneurs are confronted with a variety of challenges during both the start-up and growth phase of their businesses not

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Mining in Africa World Bank

2021-4-23  3.1 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 70 4.1 Small-Scale Mining Poses Challenges for Identifying Impacts of Large-Scale Mines 99 4.2 Effect of a Mine Opening on Household Access to Sanitation in Mali 125 Figures 1.1 GDP Growth by Country Groups, 2000–14 2 1.2 Mine Openings, 1870–2014 2 1.3 Human Development Index Scores in Selected African

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The Economics of Illegal Mining SAIIA

2014-7-3  The Economics of Illegal Mining. A miner descends a shaft in Tamiougou, Burkina Faso. Small-scale or “artisanal” mining is illegal in South

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Apply for a mining permit South African Government

2021-11-27  A mining permit is valid for the period specified on the permit, but may not exceed two years. It may however be renewed for three more periods of no more than a year each. A mining permit may only be issued if: the mineral in question can be mined optimally for two years; the mining area does not exceed 1,5 ha. What you should do. Apply online

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EconPapers: Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past

2021-5-12  Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past, present and future. Nellie Mutemeri and Francis W. Petersen. Natural Resources Forum, 2002, vol. 26, issue 4, 286-292 . Abstract: Mining is an important part of the South African economy and has been the driver of much of the economic development of the country. However, the small–scale mining subsector still has to

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Preliminary study on artisanal and small-scale mining in

2019-10-16  the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in South Africa, its challenges and opportunities to contribute to socio-economic development. The study was commissioned by Open Society Foundation (OSF) for South Africa. Objectives The

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About Small Scale Mining & Beneficiation Division

Through the Mining Charter, the government has embarked on an innovative and courageous programme of including all South Africans in the mining industry through its beneficiation programme in mining initiatives. Mintek’s Small Scale Mining and Beneficiation Division was established with the aim of assisting entrepreneurs in the small scale

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Mapping the South

2021-11-19  The Government of South Africa is contemplating policy reforms that will advance its transformation agenda in the mining sector. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is recognised as a potential pathway for development. However, the current legal and regulatory provisions for ASM require substantial improvements and coordination in order to

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Small and mid-scale mining in South Africa: Beyond the

2009-4-2  In this article it is argued that there is a great deal of scope for developing the small and mid-scale mining sectors in South Africa. Relative to other countries, these sectors are underdeveloped but, in any initiative to develop these sectors, caution, maturity and common sense is desirable.

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PROSPECTS AND CHALLNEGES FOR SMALL-SCALE

2016-12-28  Small-scale mining entrepreneurs are confronted with a variety of challenges during both the start-up and growth phase of their businesses not only in South Africa, but all over the world.

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A Minerals and Mining Policy for South Africa Gov

2018-12-9  gold mining, there are many other minerals being produced, for some of which South Africa is the leading producer and holder of reserves. The White Paper also has a chapter on small-scale mining which is intended to encourage the small and medium sized operator, to the benefit of employment and the overall economy. Government mineral

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Comparison between artisanal and small- scale mining in

2015-1-22  South Africa. Since South Africa has made greater inroads in protecting the interests of small-scale miners, we thus draw comparisons from both countries’ approach to ASM, outline the lessons learnt, and provide recommendations regarding the ways forward. Keywords artisanal and small-scale mining, ASM, poverty reduction, legal framework,

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The benefits of legalising artisanal mining in South Africa

2017-11-2  Illegal mining in South Africa is a massive industry, mostly small-scale and artisanal in nature, it employs as many as 30,000 men, women and children. An estimated 10% of South Africa’s gold production comes from small-scale

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The Economics of Illegal Mining SAIIA

2014-7-3  The Economics of Illegal Mining. A miner descends a shaft in Tamiougou, Burkina Faso. Small-scale or “artisanal” mining is illegal in South Africa, but Burkina Faso is among those countries experimenting with issuing

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EconPapers: Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past

2021-5-12  Small–scale mining in South Africa: Past, present and future. Nellie Mutemeri and Francis W. Petersen. Natural Resources Forum, 2002, vol. 26, issue 4, 286-292 . Abstract: Mining is an important part of the South African economy and has been the driver of much of the economic development of the country. However, the small–scale mining subsector still has to realise its full potential.

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Small and mid-scale mining in South Africa: Beyond the

2009-4-2  In this article it is argued that there is a great deal of scope for developing the small and mid-scale mining sectors in South Africa. Relative to other countries, these sectors are underdeveloped but, in any initiative to develop these sectors, caution, maturity and common sense is desirable.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Africa Geology for

2020-4-22  Artisanal small-scale mining for diamond is present in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Namibia, Ivory Coast, Angola, DRC Congo among others. Artisanal diamond mining is mostly done on placer deposits with some

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A Minerals and Mining Policy for South Africa Gov

2018-12-9  gold mining, there are many other minerals being produced, for some of which South Africa is the leading producer and holder of reserves. The White Paper also has a chapter on small-scale mining which is intended to encourage the small and medium sized operator, to the benefit of employment and the overall economy. Government mineral

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Bringing South Africa’s Small-Scale Miners Out of the

2016-12-28  Bringing South Africa’s Small-Scale Miners Out of the Shadows. The Masakane village in Mpumalanga sits mere meters away from coal heaps feeding Duvha Power Station. The formal coal industry has failed to bring economic opportunities to local communities, so many residents turn to informal coal mining for an income. Credit: Mark Olalde/IPS.

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Towards the legalisation of artisanal small-scale mining

South Africa is no exception with a recorded rise in ASMs, referred to as zama-zamas, an operation characterised by non-citizens, a situation that ushered in a security risk. Artisanal small-scale mining as a fast-growing sector demanding recognition and profiling of the sector with its

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The benefits of legalising artisanal mining in South Africa

2017-11-2  Illegal mining in South Africa is a massive industry, mostly small-scale and artisanal in nature, it employs as many as 30,000 men, women and children. An estimated 10% of South Africa’s gold production comes from small-scale and artisanal

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The Economics of Illegal Mining SAIIA

2014-7-3  The Economics of Illegal Mining. A miner descends a shaft in Tamiougou, Burkina Faso. Small-scale or “artisanal” mining is illegal in South Africa, but Burkina Faso is among those countries experimenting with issuing licences for artisanal mining. On

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A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining

2020-10-12  Small-scale mining, therefore, has a major impact on the employment situation in the developing world, especially in rural areas where there are few alternatives. Moreover, the enactment of relevant legislation and effective legalization of small-scale mining has had a positive impact on the economies of certain developing countries.

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Apply for a mining permit South African Government

2021-11-27  A mining permit is valid for the period specified on the permit, but may not exceed two years. It may however be renewed for three more periods of no more than a year each. A mining permit may only be issued if: the mineral in question can be mined optimally for two years; the mining area does not exceed 1,5 ha. What you should do. Apply online

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