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Fresh thinking needed: unlocking the potential of SA’s ‘Zama Zama’ sector

"In my research I conducted a series of qualitative interviews with Zama Zamas, civil society and mining houses." - Dr Vidette Bester
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Advancing commercial sustainability for artisanal miners

One of challenges to envisioning artisanal mining as a viable enterprise is that the economies of scale do not always make for a good business case.
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Can West Africa survive COVID-19?

COVID-19, together with the regional security concerns, is likely to impact on West Africa’s mining and natural resources sector, for some time to come.

Big business is back but what about artisanal miners?

Artisanal mining should not be shunned post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.
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Securing a place for artisanal mining post COVID-19

Artisanal mining should not be left to collapse post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of many communities.

Webinar recording: Formalising artisanal mining in the DRC

Listen to the recorded discussion in which commodity trader Trafigura, NGO PACT, development organisation Global Communities and commodity research firm CRU Group shared their wins and aspirations for building a successful artisanal mining sector in the DRC and further afield.
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Cobalt collaboration in the DRC

“The demand for cobalt is anticipated to climb steadily over the coming years as, for example, the electric vehicle sector grows."
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Renewed focus on formalization of artisanal mining sector

Opportunities, minerals and time are finite therefore the policies that guide the mining sector should be structured with mindfulness.
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Environmental trends: what the future holds in store

Mining companies in Africa can look forward to an increased focus on issues of social impact in environmental regulations in 2020.
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Health, safety and environment regulations need to be reassessed

It will nearly be twelve months since the Brumadinho tailings safety disaster in Brazil which claimed over two hundred and fifty lives.

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