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South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal

The environmental loss of illegal sand mining in South Africa Research shows that KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are home…

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Namibia: Environment Ministry to Punish Illegal Sand Miners

Namibia: Environment Ministry to Punish Illegal Sand Miners

The environment ministry says it will have no mercy with people who are caught mining sand, and those who are found guilty of the offence face 25 years imprisonment or a fine of N$500,000, or both.

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Namibia: Illegal Sand Miners to Face The Music

Namibia: Illegal Sand Miners to Face The Music

Ever-escalating illegal sand mining operations which have been largely ignored over the years could soon become a thing of the past as government has warned that offenders would face the consequences of their actions.

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Liberia: Sand Mining Threatens Coastal Town

Liberia: Sand Mining Threatens Coastal Town

Harper, a town at West Africa’s most southern location, on Cape Palmas, is seriously under threat of being swallowed by violent waves from the Atlantic Ocean. The threat of erosion is blamed on persistent local sand mining.

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Uganda: How Sand Mining Is Destroying Lake Victoria Catchment

Uganda: How Sand Mining Is Destroying Lake Victoria Catchment

The expansive Lwera wetland is a major water catchment area that connects several rivers and wetlands in many districts and drains directly into Lake Victoria. For years on, the locals have lived in peace with the surroundings. However, over the past couple of months, sharp noises from sand dredgers are heard. Sand mining companies are breaching rules and are destroying the wetland.

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Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

The unregulated activities of illegal sand miners in Akwa Ibom State is not only causing large damage to the environment, but also threatening the foundation of some critical assets in the state such as the Mkpok bridge in Onna Local Government Area and the strategic Calabar-Itu bridge in Itu Local Government Area of the state.

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Kenya South Coast residents triumph as environmental tribunal blocks sand mining

Kenya South Coast residents triumph as environmental tribunal blocks sand mining

Evidence submitted by the complainants showed beyond a reasonable doubt that sections of the reef had already suffered significant damage and that the sandy beaches had eroded to bare rock at sites where the sand sucking monster ships had, often under the cover of darkness, illegally extracted sand.

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800,000m3 of Sand to be Removed Close to Some of Kenya’s Most Prized Beaches

800,000m3 of Sand to be Removed Close to Some of Kenya’s Most Prized Beaches

Sand could soon be sucked out of the Indian Ocean, in a 0.4 –1km strip off the Kenyan coastline. The extraction will take place from Likoni through Waa to Tiwi Area in Mombasa county – close to some of Kenya’s most prized beaches and the Diani-Chale National Marine Reserve.

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Sand Mining Photo Gallery

The world’s beaches are being mined for sand for a variety of uses (aggregate in concrete, fill, beach renourishment). The…

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