Resource politics and the impact of Chinese involvement in ...

Jan 29, 2020· This article investigates factors that attract Chinese migrants into illegal small‐scale mining in Ghana, their role in the supply chain, and the impact of their involvement. This is accomplished via mixed qualitative techniques involving interviews with illegal small‐scale Chinese and Ghanaian miners, and relevant Ghanaian stakeholders.

South-South labour migration and the impact of the ...

Book Review: Small Wars, Big Data. Africa. Are Local Government Authorities Sleeping Over Chinese Involvement In Small Scale Mining In Ghana?

Ghana – Big Man, Big Envelope, Finish: Chinese Corporate ...

Resource politics and the impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale mining in Ghana Article (PDF Available) in Africa 88(04): · November 2018 with 164 Reads How we measure 'reads'

Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond ...

Abstract. This chapter investigates the activities of a Chinese mining company in the small-scale gold mining sector in a corner of Ghana. It questions the legality of its operations, given that small-scale mining is by law 'reserved for Ghanaians', and argues that bribery combined with corruption amongst state officials has enabled the company to operate at the margins of legality with ...

(PDF) Crawford, G and Botchwey, G (2016) Foreign ...

Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana's total gold output and provides livelihoods to large numbers of people One aspect of the controversial issue of illegal mining in Ghana is the involvement of foreigners, especially Chinese companies and miners Findings suggest that there are serious negative impacts intensified by the involvement of Chinese miners The […]

South‐South Irregular Migration: The Impacts of China's ...

Since the early 2000s, about 50,000 Chinese gold miners have migrated to Ghana to engage in small-scale mining (locally known as galamsey), defined as the exploitation of mineral deposits through the use of rudimentary equipment and involving low levels of production with minimal capital investment, and by law reserved for only Ghanaians [1,2,3,4,5,6,7].

The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold ...

The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana (Policy brief) Gordon Crawford, Coleman Agyeyomah, Gabriel Botchwey, Atinga Mba

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

TY - JOUR. T1 - Resource politics and the impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale mining in Ghana. AU - Botchwey, Gabriel. AU - Crawford, Gordon

Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond ...

On effects of Chinese involvement in illegal small scale mining on health the findings seem to support Crawford et al (2015), Bach et al (2014) and Tsurukawa et al (2011) findings that health was identified as the most adverse social impact of gold and cobalt mining in Ghana and DRC.

Illicit Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Beyond ...

Apr 24, 2013· Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the ...

Foreign involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana ...

scale mining was legalized by the government of Ghana by lifting the ban on small scale mining in 1989. This was done by passing the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law, Mercury Law, Precious Minerals and Marketing Law (Hilson, 2008). Small scale miners companies are required to secure a small-scale gold mining license, which permits them to work ...

IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A …

3. A cost-benefit analysis of mining investments, taking the following into consideration: level of foreign direct investment inflows to the sector since the reforms, level of employment, net foreign exchange earned, extent of linkages with other sectors, as well as the environmental and social impact of mining sector investment. 4.

The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold ...

South-South labour migration and the impact of the informal China-Ghana gold rush Gabriel Botchwey, Gordon Crawford, ... in informal small-scale gold mining, esp. gold boom ... Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana and its impact on 'resource fairness'

Ban on small scale mining and its impact on employment in ...

T1 - Foreign involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana and its impact on resource fairness. AU - Crawford, Gordon. AU - Botchwey, G. N1 - The full text is not available on the repository. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Ghana is well-known for its gold production, the second largest in Africa, with both large-scale and small-scale gold mining.

THE CHINESE AND HYDRAULIC MINING IN THE FAR WEST

almost entirely of small-scale, primitive mining techni­ ques. Small groups of independent miners used the cradle or rocker to work deposits abandoned or thought worthless by white miners. (Figure 1) The Chinese, however, played an important role in hydraulic mining­-a large-scale, advanced method of mining. Hydraulic mining, invented in ...

The role of artisanal and small-scale mining in China's ...

• Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana's total gold output and provides livelihoods for many people. This study examines the impact of Chinese involvement in the sector, much of it illegal and controversial. • The authors found extensive collaboration and collusion between Chinese miners/companies and Ghanaian miners, as

THE IMPACT OF CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN SMALL-SCALE …

Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region 7 gold-panning, just as they would have to do as well in small-scale agriculture, to full-time slave-like employment. Mostly children are not directly involved in mining (digging) itself, but in activities like transport of water, minerals processing and gold panning. Legality

Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese ...

Underground mining has the potential for tunnel collapses and land subsidence (Betournay, 2011). It involves large-scale movements of waste rock and vegetation, similar to open pit mining. Additionally, like most traditional forms of mining, underground mining …

Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese ...

While the engagement of Chinese migrants in small-scale mining in Ghana has gained traction in scholarship, the extant literature pays little attention to how the relationship between the so-called formal institutions (e.g., the Minerals Commission and Ministry of Land and Natural Resources) and informal institutions (e.g., the chieftaincy and customary land institutions) enables illegalities ...

Small-scale Mining and its Socio-economic Impact in ...

This article investigates factors that attract Chinese migrants into illegal small‐scale mining in Ghana, their role in the supply chain, and the impact of their involvement. This is accomplished via mixed qualitative techniques involving interviews with illegal small‐scale Chinese and Ghanaian miners, and relevant Ghanaian stakeholders.

Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese ...

Some mining communities have been deserted owing to the operations of the Vanguard while some Chinese under the guise of operating small scale mining are taking advantage to engage in illegal mining. Many have argued that government should have streamlined the mining sector by ensuring licensed small-scale mining companies were exempted before ...

Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within …

Jan 29, 2020· Three FGDs involving an average of ten participants, which included both Ghanaian small‐scale miners and nonminers, were conducted in Talensi, Nabdam, and Bawku West districts, while ten CSs were used to gather in‐depth life stories of Chinese miners regarding the impact of Chinese involvement in illegal mining.