Submission: November 10, 2020
Registration: October 26, 2020
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Prizes: Please see details below
The country of South Africa has been renowned worldwide for its mineral wealth, both in diversity and its sheer abundance. Among the many resources originating from Africa’s mineral fertile soil, South Africa provides roughly 80% of the world’s supply of precious metal, contributing to billions in the nation’s GDP. However, the human cost of the mining of platinum over decades at the end has been extraordinary, serving as a microcosm of the entirety of the problems associated with the mining industry the world over.