mining

  • Born in Snake Park, South Africa

    Born in Snake Park, South Africa

    One of Johannesburg’s mine dumps blows toxic and radioactive dust across the impoverished settlement of SnakePark. The air is thick with yellow dust that contains high levels of uranium and a cocktail of heavy metals like lead,mercury, arsenic, cadmium and chrome. This apartheid legacy of South African gold mining plays out in birthdefects such as…

  • The Garimpeiros of Bandire, Mozambique

    The Garimpeiros of Bandire, Mozambique

    Sustainable gold mining in Manica Province, Mozambique Published in the Mail&Guardian, 2016 Manica Province in central Mozambique is experiencing a gold rush which has devastating environmental impacts. The concerned government has established artisanal miner’s associations in order to engage in more sustainable mining practices. Many rivers in central Mozambique are of a deep red colour.…

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