IIED shines a light on small-scale mining
5 March 2013
Small-scale and artisanal mining — a sector that governments and development agencies often see as only as a problem — could be a source of sustainable livelihoods for millions of marginalised people, say researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development.
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Mine Kafon: The Low-Tech Tumbleweed Minesweeper.
Please visit the Massoud Hassani Blog Spot for many many links, including a completed Kickstarter Project, CNN reports, Video Links, an upcoming exhibit at MOMA and more.
Mine Kafon will be part of the collection MOMA (New York) and Hassani will also have an exposition in this renowned museum in March 2013.
From the only mine in the world.Continue reading
Haru Mutasa is a South Africa-based correspondent for Al Jazeera English.
Everytime I have asked for permission to visit Marange as a journalist, it has always been a “no”.
But despite the secrecy, business must go on and all the big names in the diamond industry are in the resort town of Victoria Falls.Continue reading