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South Africa's gold mine crisis - BBC News

11/07/2013  The Chamber of Mines, which represents the mining houses, says a widespread strike in the gold mines would mean a loss of 349m rand ($34m; £23m) for each day of lost production.

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South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one ...

South Africa's gold mines are now so deep they might as well be on another planet. Gaetan Borgonie CBS News Bernard Swanepoel: I'm not sure that we really want to send human beings much deeper.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56

Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than 56 bodies from a gold mine elevator that

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A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

The story behind gold’s discovery is still disputed. Jan Gerrit Bantjes and the Struben brothers unearthed gold on separate occasions in 1884. However, according to South African History Online, these were minor reefs and credit for the discovery of the main reef on Langlaagte Farm went to Australian George Harrison in July 1886.

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

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa. INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1873 First large-scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim’s Rest 1884 Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world 1886 - 1900 First large gold mining company established and the commencement of the development and the population 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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South Africa gold mining: What lies at the bottom of one ...

South Africa's gold mines are now so deep they might as well be on another planet. Gaetan Borgonie CBS News Bernard Swanepoel: I'm not sure that we really want to send human beings much deeper.

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The South African gold mining happening 450 stories

09/11/2018  60 Minutes travels deep inside the Earth to see the precious metals and extreme life surviving there. See the full story here: https://cbsn.ws/2JVPiHuSubscri...

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SOUTH AFRICA: ORKNEY: GOLD MINE ACCIDENT 56

Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than 56 bodies from a gold mine elevator that

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

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa. INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1873 First large-scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim’s Rest 1884 Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world 1886 - 1900 First large gold mining company established and the commencement of the development and the population of ...

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'There's a lot of money down there': the deadly cities of ...

24/10/2019  By the 1970s, South Africa was by far the biggest global gold producer, with more than 75% of all reserves, which contributed more than 21% of the country’s GDP. But a steep decline in gold ...

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A century of migrant labour in the gold mines of South Africa

1914 was to make the South African gold industry the world’s top producer . The South African War of 1899–1902 forced every gold mine into a virtual shutdown and led to a lowered demand for black labour and the loss of over 100, 000 jobs (a, Figure 1). WNLA was requested to set up a realistic structure to achieve a stable workforce.

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Witwatersrand Gold Rush - Wikipedia

The gold rush saw massive development of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, and the area remains the prime metropolitan area of South Africa. One consequence of the gold rush was the construction of the first railway lines in this part of Africa. As a result of the rapid development of the goldfields on the Witwatersrand in the 1880s and the demand for coal by the growing industry, a ...

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Deep level gold mining in the long-term future beyond

27/02/2019  Top Stories; The future of South Africa’s deep level gold mining. Feb 27, 2019. 0. views. Feature image credit: Wikimedia. South Africa’s deep level gold mining industry will over the next 10 years almost entirely cease to exist (excluding Gold Fields’ South Deep mine). This is according to Nedbank precious metals analysts LEON ESTERHUIZEN and ARNOLD VAN GRAAN. And while this

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Marikana massacre - Wikipedia

The Marikana massacre, was the killing of 34 miners by the South African Police Service (SAPS). It took place on 16 August 2012, and was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1976. The massacre has been compared to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. The incident took place on the 25th anniversary of a nationwide miners' strike.

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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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The South African gold mining happening 450 stories

09/11/2018  60 Minutes travels deep inside the Earth to see the precious metals and extreme life surviving there. See the full story here: https://cbsn.ws/2JVPiHuSubscri...

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The South African gold mining happening 450 stories

10/11/2018  The South African gold mining happening 450 stories below Earth's surface 60 Minutes travels deep inside the Earth to see the precious metals and extreme life surviving there.

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

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa. INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1873 First large-scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim’s Rest 1884 Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world 1886 - 1900 First large gold mining company established and the commencement of the development and the population of ...

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All That Glitters - South African History Online

From 1886 {until 1940] the story of South Africa is the story of gold. - C.W. de Kiewiet, 1941. The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 was a turning point in South African history. Far more than diamonds, this changed South Africa from an agricultural society to become the largest gold-producer in the world. Gold increased trade between South Africa and the rest of the world. For ...

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'There's a lot of money down there': the deadly cities of ...

24/10/2019  By the 1970s, South Africa was by far the biggest global gold producer, with more than 75% of all reserves, which contributed more than 21% of the country’s GDP. But a steep decline in gold ...

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Over 100 Gold Miners Killed in South African Accident ...

12/05/1995  Mining is South Africa's largest industry, and gold is the largest earner among a list of mining products that include diamonds, platinum and coal. The Vaal Reefs mine is South Africa

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Deep level gold mining in the long-term future beyond

27/02/2019  Top Stories; The future of South Africa’s deep level gold mining. Feb 27, 2019. 0. views. Feature image credit: Wikimedia. South Africa’s deep level gold mining industry will over the next 10 years almost entirely cease to exist (excluding Gold Fields’ South Deep mine). This is according to Nedbank precious metals analysts LEON ESTERHUIZEN and ARNOLD VAN GRAAN. And while this

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Witwatersrand Gold Rush - Wikipedia

The gold rush saw massive development of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, and the area remains the prime metropolitan area of South Africa. One consequence of the gold rush was the construction of the first railway lines in this part of Africa. As a result of the rapid development of the goldfields on the Witwatersrand in the 1880s and the demand for coal by the growing industry, a ...

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Cecil John Rhodes South African History Online

And so, in April 1888, in search of an oligopoly over diamond production, Rhodes and Rudd launched the De Beers Consolidated Mines mining company. With 200 000 pounds capital the Company, of which Rhodes was secretary, owned the largest interest in mines in South Africa.

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