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Parent and teacher Guide

Welcome to the Chamber of Mines' Mining for Schools website.

This site provides comprehensive information and support materials on mining to help give grades 10 to 12 learners a greater knowledge of the mining sector; its history; and its contribution to South Africa and our economy.

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Gold info

The discovery of gold was a turning point in South African history, and South Africa's total gold reserves remain some of the world's most valuable.

Gold mining in South Africa continues to be a major contributor to the economy and the establishment of the nation's infrastructure.

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