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newsANA reports that hundreds of artisanal and illegal miners in Kimberley in the Northern Cape were due on Thursday to receive mining permits from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).  

The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, was to hand over two mining permits to artisanal miners, also known as zama zamas, in the city.  The artisanal miners successfully negotiated rights in respect of Tailings Mining Resource, a mine dump, from Ekapa Mining and will now have access to 500 ha of ground to mine for themselves.  Earlier this year at the Mining Indaba, the DMR committed to formalising artisanal mining in Kimberley after years of the illegal mining of diamonds.

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