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Clear policy guidelines will eliminate confusion between artisanal and illegal mining

31 July 2015

JOHANNESBURG ( – While artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a fundamental role in the South African economy, as it helps reduce poverty and creates jobs for rural communities, the artisanal mining aspect has been labelled as illegal.

This is because of the blurred delineation of artisanal and illegal mining as distinct categories, which has resulted in the mining sector questioning aspects pertaining to the environmental, safety, social and economic policies for this sector.

Read the full article from miningweekly.



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