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Illegal miners in South Africa swallow gold in condoms - "Illegal miners in South Africa are swallowing unrefined gold and platinum in condoms as a new tactic to avoid arrest for smuggling that is costing the industry $1.5 billion a year, the police told parliament on Friday." More
- 08/25/17 | Item


Brazil opens vast national reserve to mining - "Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve, created in 1984, to open the area to commercial mineral exploration, according to a notice in the official government gazette on Wednesday." More
- 08/23/17 | Item


Congo Suspends Value-Added Tax on Mining Imports - "Customs authorities had resumed collecting VAT on imports including machinery soon after a July 2016 decree halting remittances expired last month, Federation des Entreprises du Congo Managing Director Kimona Bononge said in a letter to Finance Minister Henri Yav Mulang. The minister has subsequently “resolved the problem,” Bononge said by phone from Kinshasa, the capital." More
- 08/17/17 | Item


Rand Recovery Punishes South Africa's Aging, Costly Gold Mines - "A year ago, South Africa’s biggest gold producer was churning cash, sizing up acquisitions and plotting expansion projects. Today, Sibanye Gold Ltd. is making losses and shutting mines." More
- 08/17/17 | Item