The Council of Geo-Science has announced that gold and other deposits have been discovered in the Giyani area under the Mopani district in Limpopo. The council’s CEO, Mosa Mabuza told delegates at the Limpopo Mining Investment Conference, that has come to an end, that scientists and engineers conducted research in the area.
Mabuza says, “Gold is absolutely there and we are doing further assessment to ascertain whether that gold can be economically extracted, if indeed we made this discovery, it will have a huge impact in that part of the world.”
Two mines were closed about three years ago as they are undergoing care and maintenance. Community representative at the conference, Eric Makula says the opening of the mines will create jobs.
“We want to know the future of this Twickenharm mine, we cannot just fold our arms while we are suffering and other mines are operating producing platinum but Twickentham is closed. We just want know why because our communities are suffering, there is a lot of tsotsis (thieves) because there is no employment.”