Gold mining exploits published in Scenario Journal 5

  • GCRO
  • Date of publication: 02 November 2015

Guy Trangoš and Kerry Bobbins have published an article entitled ‘Gold Mining Exploits and the Legacies of Johannesburg’s Mining Landscapes’ in the fifth edition of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design’s Scenario Journal.

The piece explores the multiple exploitative effects that gold mining has had on Johannesburg’s society and environment. While gold mining is integral to the existence of the city, its pervasive extractive and often destructive processes could have been better managed and governed. Through historical and contemporary analysis, the piece concludes by examining the stark landscapes legacies that remain in the region.

In the online journal, this article is supplemented by numerous pieces on extractive landscape processes from around the world. View the article here.

This piece is part of a larger project, Mining Landscapes in the Gauteng City-Region. A comprehensive report will be launched on Johannesburg's mining landscape legacies in early 2016. For more information, view the project here.


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