Category: 2015

Southern Africa Resource Watch

South Africa Silicosis: The price of gold

The mining industry contributes significantly to the hardship experienced by black women in rural areas of South Africa. For decades, mining houses have drawn in young black men for labour, only for many to return home sick, with little to show for years spent toiling underground.


Gov. Mangudya – Commendable Stance on Artisanal MinersGovernor, Dr. John Mangudya plans to engage artisanal miners on responsible gold mining and decriminalise gold possession, which will assist artisanal miners.