Road Trip rolls through SA’s historic gold belt
WhyAfrica kicks off its inaugural Southern Africa Overland Road trip in a brand-new Toyota Landcruiser apply named Gondwana by our Gold and vehicle sponsor Remote Exploration Service this morning.
Our first stop is a crushing and aggregate operation close to the mining town of Stilfontein on the gold belt of the Witwatersrand, west of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Although production in the most prolific gold mining region the world has ever known, has been dwindling of late, enough gold is still produced here to make it significant on the world stage.
Nevertheless, interesting secondary and tertiary business activities have sprung up and feeds off the once thriving mining industry.
These operations continue to provide opportunities for those left behind when lucrative deep underground mines close shop.
Remining old dumps and crushing waste rock for aggregate material to put in place crucial infrastructure, not only provides jobs in a country beset by unemployment but plays an important role in environmental rehabilitation and can be extremely lucrative for those entrepreneurs that grab the opportunity.
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