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

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} }

Children still working in gold mines in the DR Congo

2021-3-18  Videos and photos sent to the FRANCE 24 Observers team on March 3 show children working in gold mines in Kamituga in South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Even though it is illegal, child labour is still a reality, according to human rights organisations.

Africa's Child Mining Shame Human Rights Watch

2013-9-11  Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and should never be done by children. Gold buyers, refiners, retailers, and consumers, in turn, should not

10 Facts About Child Miners The Borgen Project

2018-7-9  Of the 10 facts about child miners in the world, gold mining deserves a special mention as it exposes children to mercury-poisoning, which is extremely likely due to the nature of gold extraction. Child gold miners are often found in the Sahel region of Africa (mainly in Burkina Faso and Niger).

Gold Mining in South Africa Africa Mining IQ

2021-2-3  Over 50% of all gold reserves are found in South Africa, with the Witwatersrand Basin remaining the largest gold resource in the world.. In 1975, South Africa was responsible for producing 40% of the gold ever mined. By 2010, however, China affirmed its status as the world’s largest gold producer with production of 324 tonnes of gold, followed by Australia (222.8 tonnes), and South Africa

Gold from children’s hands

2016-7-6  The conditions of children working at artisanal gold mining sites at a specific location (Mali). Finally, the study will put forward a number of recommendations to electronics companies and other key actors. SOMO mapped the conditions of children working in gold mining through desk research. It looked

The devastating impact of Gold Mining in South Africa

2019-2-20  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.

South Africa Gold mining Britannica

South Africa South Africa Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold

Mining in Africa World Bank

2021-4-23  up-to-date research results while highlighting the promise, challenges, and Contemporary Migration to South Africa: A Regional Development Issue (2011) Large-Scale Gold Mining in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania 147 Introduction 147

Sustainability in the South African gold mining industry

2011-11-9  Until 2007, South Africa was the world's largest gold producer. In 1995, the country produced 23.3 percent of the worlds gold with the United States a distant second at 14.1 percent (Goldsheet Mining Directory, 2009). However, South Africa's share of global gold

Children risk health to mine gold Asia & Pacific

2015-10-7  The field research was conducted in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Masbate, and interviewed 135 people, including 44 boys and 21 girls working in small-scale mining. The children are among the estimated 300,000 Filipinos working in small-scale gold mines, about 18,000 of them children, and considered an important livelihood for poor

Gold Mining In South Africa Essay 1344 Words

Gold mining has always been a major income generator in South Africa, but the question this country is faced with now is whether or not gold mining is ethical. Gold mining has had a number of effects on the environment and the lives of those residing around where the mines used to be or still are.

The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

2021-3-26  Reuters, 2012). Within the mining sector, the gold mining industry in South Africa not only holds historical value but has also contributed on average 21.1% per annum of the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important economic sector in South Africa (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012).

As Nigeria turns to gold mining, researcher Africa

2020-9-16  How gold mining can cause lead poisoning Gold is not found alone and usually occurs with a number of other minerals, such as lead, zinc and copper, Silas Dada, professor of geology at the Al-Hikmah University in Ilorin state, Nigeria, told Africa Check. Poisoning can happen at the mining site where rocks are dug up and then broken down to find gold particles.

The impact of artisanal mining on rehabilitation

2019-6-13  Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies aims to engage, inform, and catalyse scholarly discourse within research and real-world practices that work towards the minimisation of vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout developing communities with special emphasis on Africa.

Small contribution of gold mines to the ongoing

2018-4-12  Gold mines represent a potential hotspot for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) transmission and may be exacerbating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in South Africa. However, the presence of multiple factors complicates estimation of the mining contribution to the TB burden in South Africa. We developed two models of TB in South Africa, a static risk model and an individual-based model that

An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold

Radiological hazards associated with exposure to Naturally Occurring Radionuclides Materials from gold mine tailings in the province of Gauteng in South Africa were evaluated. A comparison was made with soil samples from a control area. In this study, gamma spectroscopy was used to measure the activity concentrations of these radionuclides in 56 soil samples from the mine tailings and 10 soil

About the Class Action Suit Children Of Kabwe

South African Attorneys, Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys, in collaboration with London-based human rights lawyers, Leigh Day, have filed a lead poisoning class action lawsuit against Anglo American South Africa Limited (“AASA”) on behalf of a class that could potentially exceed more than 100,000 Zambian children and women of childbearing age.

Impact of Gold mining on the Environment and

The study of gold sites in the Migori Gold Belt, Kenya, revealed that the concentrations of heavy metals, mainly Hg, Pb and As are above acceptable levels. Tailings at the panning sites recorded values of 6.5–510 mg kg−1 Pb, 0.06–76.0 mg kg−1 As and 0.46–1920 mg kg−1 Hg. Stream sediments had values of 3.0–11075 mg kg−1 Pb, 0.014–1.87 mg kg−1 As and 0.28–348 mg kg−1 Hg.

Africa's Child Mining Shame Human Rights Watch

2013-9-11  Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and should never be done by children. Gold buyers, refiners, retailers, and consumers, in turn, should not profit from unlawful child labor.

Sustainability in the South African gold mining industry

2011-11-9  Until 2007, South Africa was the world's largest gold producer. In 1995, the country produced 23.3 percent of the worlds gold with the United States a distant second at 14.1 percent (Goldsheet Mining Directory, 2009). However, South Africa's share of global gold

Children risk health to mine gold Asia & Pacific

2015-10-7  The field research was conducted in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Masbate, and interviewed 135 people, including 44 boys and 21 girls working in small-scale mining. The children are among the estimated 300,000 Filipinos working in small-scale gold mines, about 18,000 of them children, and considered an important livelihood for poor

The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

2021-3-26  Reuters, 2012). Within the mining sector, the gold mining industry in South Africa not only holds historical value but has also contributed on average 21.1% per annum of the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important economic sector in South Africa (Chamber of Mines South Africa, 2012).

The impact of artisanal mining on rehabilitation

2019-6-13  Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies aims to engage, inform, and catalyse scholarly discourse within research and real-world practices that work towards the minimisation of vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout developing communities with special emphasis on Africa.

Small contribution of gold mines to the ongoing

2018-4-12  Gold mines represent a potential hotspot for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) transmission and may be exacerbating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in South Africa. However, the presence of multiple factors complicates estimation of the mining contribution to the TB burden in South Africa. We developed two models of TB in South Africa, a static risk model and an individual-based model that

No Silver Lining For Gold Mining Clean Earth

2021-5-3  An estimated 10-15 million miners, including 4-5 million women and children, are involved in the sector in over 70 countries throughout Asia, Africa and South America. Illegal mining is credited with taking over much of South America’s gold reserves and destroyed over 250,000 acres of forest.

An Assessment of Radiological Hazards from Gold

Radiological hazards associated with exposure to Naturally Occurring Radionuclides Materials from gold mine tailings in the province of Gauteng in South Africa were evaluated. A comparison was made with soil samples from a control area. In this study, gamma spectroscopy was used to measure the activity concentrations of these radionuclides in 56 soil samples from the mine tailings and 10 soil

About the Class Action Suit Children Of Kabwe

South African Attorneys, Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys, in collaboration with London-based human rights lawyers, Leigh Day, have filed a lead poisoning class action lawsuit against Anglo American South Africa Limited (“AASA”) on behalf of a class that could potentially exceed more than 100,000 Zambian children and women of childbearing age.

Impact of Gold mining on the Environment and

The study of gold sites in the Migori Gold Belt, Kenya, revealed that the concentrations of heavy metals, mainly Hg, Pb and As are above acceptable levels. Tailings at the panning sites recorded values of 6.5–510 mg kg−1 Pb, 0.06–76.0 mg kg−1 As and 0.46–1920 mg kg−1 Hg. Stream sediments had values of 3.0–11075 mg kg−1 Pb, 0.014–1.87 mg kg−1 As and 0.28–348 mg kg−1 Hg.