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Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry.

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Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

The youth at Bakaano, a suburb of Cape Coast, have taken to illegal mining due to the unavailability of jobs.

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It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

The Australian mining company seeking the right to mine in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has been lashed for its treatment of a community in the Western Cape where it has been accused of breaching its legal obligations.

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Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

Environmentalists in Uganda say an important wetland that runs along a highway linking the capital city of Kampala to the southwestern town of Masaka is being harmed by aggressive dredging to extract sand.

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Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

Across Asia, rampant extraction of sand for construction is eroding coastlines and scouring waterways. t’s a global concern, but especially acute in Asia, where all trends show that urbanization and the region’s big construction boom are going to continue for many years.

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South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

The government has rejected an application by a controversial Australian mining company for a huge expansion of its existing Tormin heavy mineral sands mine near Koekenaap on the West Coast. Tormin has been in operation since October 2013, produces heavy sands minerals from the beach.

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Quick sand, dirty Money; South Africa

Quick sand, dirty Money; South Africa

Mining has already cut coastal sand supply by as much as 70 percent in the municipality of Ethekwini, which includes Durban. Each year, miners dig up more than 400,000 cubic meters of sand from Durban’s rivers, enough to fill 160 Olympic swimming pools. This sand would normally be deposited on beaches and help offset coastal erosion. At current mining rates, Durban’s beaches are predicted to contract, on average, by more than a meter each year.

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Sand mining ravages African beaches

Sand mining ravages African beaches

Sand is a natural resource that is more and more exploited. Worldwide, beaches are mined for sand. As many other countries in the world, African States have legislated to better protect their coastal environment, but this did not put an end to illegal beach sand mining and its detrimental effects on the ecosystems.

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