because africa has had a low local human density for a long period of time it has been colonized and the treasure trove of natural resources discovered. from west africa to south africa and everywhere in between there are massive quantities of natural resources contained within the continent’s interior.
here we will delve into each of the aforementioned resources providing valuable information on the rarity prevalence extraction techniques and uses of various materials and the process of mining in africa.
in 2015 china was also the biggest gold-producing country for the 7th year running responsible for 14% of world mining output while mexico produced 21% of the world’s silver and south africa
the competence centre: mineral resources (cc:mr) based in johannesburg aims to support the sustainable materials policy and supply demanded by the german government. by focusing on the region of southern africa in particular south africa zambia zimbabwe and the drc these markets should contribute to securing and diversifying supplies.
the global supply chain still relies on cheap materials from africa which makes western governments and consumers complicit in the crimes around resource extraction says burgis. hide caption
apple samsung and sony under fire over child miners in africa. "it is high time the big brands took some responsibility for the mining of the materials that make their lucrative products
the us court of appeals ruled that the securities and exchange commission (sec) cannot compel firms to declare their products rely on materials sourced from war-torn parts of africa.