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  • The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines Yale E360

    Nov 12, 2015 . Blyvooruitzicht is but one of thousands of abandoned mines scattered across South Africa, many from the gold industry. With recently shuttered . At Blyvooruitzicht, about 11,000 people live around the abandoned mine, many of them unemployed miners unable to afford housing elsewhere. Throughout its.

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  • Mining industry of South Africa Wikipedia

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation.

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