1. The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sector’s GDPin 1998.

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  2. Government reviewing mining laws to enhance local content ...

    On Illegal mining, the Minister said despite all the contributions stated above, the mining sector has seen its fair share of challenges. The most prominent among them are challenges posed by illegal mining activities and its associated environmental implications.

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  3. Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review and ...

    For instance, some studies describe trade-offs among impacts at different scales. Benefits of mining often display at national level in economic terms through an increase of GDP, income and mining rents, but also because the sector allows meeting the material and, in …

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  4. How “Small” Is Small-Scale Gold Mining?

    Small-scale mining activities are also liable for deforestation: the denuded land, which is left behind and is susceptible to erosion primarily by rainfall and wind. Substantial fragment of land have been run down by the mining activities in search of gold and have undergone serious deterioration.

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  5. Mining industry and sustainable development: time for ...

    This mining sector is the world largest in the amount of materials produced and the value of revenues (UNEP, 2011). Access to energy sources and their use constrained and shaped the human society's actions and economic growth over time, and this is particularly …

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  6. Galamsey in Ghana and China's illegal gold rush — Asia by ...

    The post-crackdown decrease in Chinese mining operations was not a lasting one, as many operators already in the country weathered the storm. Chinese equipment and techniques have also been adopted by Ghanaian galamsey workers, thus further perpetuating the growth of ASM as a percentage of the Ghanaian mining sector.

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  7. Illegal Mining in South Africa

    to higher crime levels in general, including in illegal mining. About 70% of all arrested illegal miners are illegal immigrants, mostly from Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Illegal mining activities and organised crime are inter-related. Very often, illegal mining is spearheaded by illegal mining syndicates operating in South Africa.

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  8. India’s Mining Regulation

    1993 and 2008 opened the sector to private and foreign investments. This triggered a slow increase in productivity, coupled with a massive expansion of illegal mining activities: in 2010, state governments across India reported 82,000 cases of illegal mining;8 in contrast, the number of mines registered with the Ministry of Mines amounts to a

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  9. Human Rights Risks in Mining

    The industrial sector contributes 34.8 % of GDP, and is made up of fish processing and oil production as well as mining, which mainly involves iron ore, gold, and copper. This was a decrease from previous years, from highs of over 25 % of GDP in the years leading up to 2013, which was followed by a downturn in global commodity prices.

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  10. Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

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  11. Environmental impact of mining - Wikipedia

    Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have ...

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  12. Can mining be sustainable?

    Sustainability in mining sector. ... Illegal mining in many cases has similar effect while additionally causing loss of public revenues. ... In order to alleviate the limitations of small mines in carrying out sustainable development activities, consortia of small mining enterprises in a region should be promoted. Technical advisory services ...

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  13. Illegal Gold Mining in Peru – COHA

    To download a PDF version of this article, click here. Peru, a major gold producer and exporter, is currently experiencing a surge in illegal gold mining. Most of the mining activities take place in the eastern province of Madre de Dios, but miners have also begun to establish their presence in the ...

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  14. June 2017 Combatting fraud and illegal activity

    Combatting fraud and illegal activity SFTF 1710 June 2017 Story from the Field— urundi After the decline in activity during the 2015 political crisis in urundi, recent devel-opments in the mining sector are much more positive. Implementation of iTSi has enabled 3T minerals to …

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  15. Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

    Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining This appendix is meant to provide a brief review of the literature with regard to environmental and social impacts from mining, as well as key regulatory issues. Key Environmental and Social Impacts Environmental and social impacts of mining have been well-documented and an ample

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  16. bellingcat - Ghana's Atewa Forest: Monitoring Mining Which ...

    Aug 14, 2017· Ghana’s Atewa Forest: Monitoring Mining Which May Threaten Water Sources. ... Illegal gold mining activities are already threatening the water supply, ... the decrease in artisanal gold mining due to the government’s anti-galamsey campaign cannot yet be observed. Basically all of these mining activities take place at the edges of the Forest ...

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  17. Ghana: Government Reviewing Mining Laws to Enhance Local ...

    "This represents a decrease of 23.69%. ... the mining sector has seen its fair share of challenges. The most prominent among them are challenges posed by illegal mining activities and its ...

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  18. Mining Weekly - Illegal mining on the decrease but still a ...

    Illegal mining on the decrease but still a cause for concern ... remains a threat within the South African mining sector. ... losing significant revenue as a result of illegal mining activities ...

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  19. Nigeria’s mining sector optimistic future, but challenges ...

    panies, a surge in revenue growth rate in the industry, a decrease in illegal mining activities and an increased participation of the host communities in promoting harmonious relationship with the mining companies,” notes Bakhshi.

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  20. The Taliban Stones Commission and the Insurgent Windfall ...

    In October 2016, the U.N. Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team reported that the Taliban remained directly involved in the mining sector “by controlling illegal mining sites, specifically in the south and east of the country, by extorting sums from licensed Afghan mining operations and by acting as a transport facilitator for ...

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  21. SA Mine 9th edition - 2017

    decrease in USD commodity prices, was not sufficient to save the Mining Index from a 30% decline on the back of negative sentiment regarding the industry and the country. The JSE Mining Index recovered the deficit against the JSE All Share Index that arose in the prior year on the back of improved USD commodity prices.

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  22. advantages and disadvantages of ... - BINQ Mining

    Nov 15, 2012· ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NATIONALISATION OF MINING SECTOR. … the national mining industry should keep itself up-to-date with the pace of times ... What are the advantages and disadvantages of the nationalisation of mines in South Africa? … a decrease in illegal activities in the mining sector, ...

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  23. Mining and the Philippine Economy: Some Facts and Figures

    Feb 16, 2017· When Philippine Environment Sec. Gina Lopez decided to suspend permits of 75 mining contracts, the national debate on the importance of the mining and quarrying (MAQ) sector …

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  24. (PDF) ILLEGAL MINING AS THREAT TO SUSTAINABLE …

    PDF | Within the past few decades, Ghana's mining sector specifically the small scale mining subsector has been marred by controversies mainly due to its threat to sustainable development. This ...

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  25. Occupational Health and Safety in Small Scale Mining ...

    Women are largely seen in the mining sector, particularly small scale mining. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 3.5 - 4.0 million women are engaged in mining activities out of the 11.5 - 13 million small scale miners. Africa has the highest percentage of miners at 40-50%. In Zimbabwe, 50% of the small scale

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  26. Top 10 Ways to Make Mines More Environmentally Friendly ...

    Apr 29, 2014· 1. Closing illegal and unregulated mines In context with enforcing regulations and maintaining steadfast legislation regarding a mine’s behavior and processes, the strict and swift closing of illegal or unregulated mining activity will set an environmental precedent within the industry.

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  27. South Africa’s mining industry fortunes improving, but ...

    Sep 29, 2017· Illegal mining: The value of illegal mining and dealing of metals and diamonds in South Africa is estimated to be more than R7 billion per year. The South African gold sector has been the most ...

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  28. The informal economy in Jamaica: Is it feasible to tax ...

    The informal economy in Jamaica, Page 3 individuals, and participants in drug-trading and other illegal activities. The broad range of activities conducted in the informal sector can be condensed to identify several common characteristics including all employment that is …

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  29. Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

    Jul 31, 2015· Many studies are based in areas with varied and overlapping activities (i.e., large, small-scale, and illegal mining activities occurring simultaneously) making it difficult to specifically identify ASGM’s role in affecting ecological health. In addition, ASGM sites may cluster, making it difficult to isolate impacts associated with single sites.

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  30. Illegal mining on the decrease but still a cause for concern

    Illegal mining has reduced drastically in Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng since Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu established Illegal Mining Stakeholder forums in 2009; however ...

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  31. Are additional tax incentives needed to stimulate the ...

    Title: Are additional tax incentives needed to stimulate the Nigerian mining industry? – Part 1 of 2. Author: Victor Nzeribe Subject the question that comes to mind is, how to generate interest and consequently, investment (foreign and local) in a largely ignored industry plagued with its unique issues, such as illegal mining?

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  32. Unions unite as mine fatalities decrease | IOL Business Report

    Jan 20, 2017· Unions unite as mine fatalities decrease. ... with the coal sector recording four deaths in the period. Fatalities from illegal mining activities did not feature in the statistics.

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  33. Government reviewing mining laws

    ‘’This represents a decrease of 23.69%. ... the mining sector has seen its fair share of challenges. The most prominent among them are challenges posed by illegal mining activities and its ...

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