Presentation on theme: "Annual Sponsors Meeting, Dakar 2-4 May 2012 1 ARTISANAL MINING IN AFRICA: FINDING A WAY FORWARD PROPOSAL FOR A 3 YEAR PROJECT By Prof. Kim HEIN University."— Presentation transcript:
Annual Sponsors Meeting, Dakar 2-4 May ARTISANAL MINING IN AFRICA: FINDING A WAY FORWARD PROPOSAL FOR A 3 YEAR PROJECT By Prof. Kim HEIN University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
Annual Sponsors Meeting, Dakar 2-4 May Artisanal gold mining in African countries is regulated and subject to numerous laws and directives All African countries declare a state monopoly on purchase of gold In most of African countries it is forbidden by law to use in artisanal mining the following: -application of chemical agents, -extraction of gold from depths exceeding m, -driving of horizontal mine workings, -application of explosives, -extraction of gold during the rainy season. BUT: Relevant laws and regulations are mostly inconsistently implemented and systematic monitoring of compliance with the legislation is lacking
Annual Sponsors Meeting, Dakar 2-4 May What problems are generated by artisanal mining?
Annual Sponsors Meeting, Dakar 2-4 May 2012 Module 1Review of previous research & learnings from industry practices Module 2 Geosciences Relationship between geology & practice at ASM sites Mapping of ASM sites Environmental impact of an ASM site Module 3 Mining & Metallurgy Metallurgy & Ore Dressing processes ASM modelling (if it existing) In-migration mining Module 4 Social – Anthropology Social organization of artisanal mining sites Child labour Women & ASM History & Archaeology of ASM Module 5 Business Strategies Trading & markets Supply chains ASM management business models Module 6 Legal aspects Provide evidence-based information to permit governments to formulate policies to regulate ASM Understand the role of national governments, local government, civil societies & ASM communities