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Meet Graham Briggs of Birrell Mining International (employer of illegal miners)

12 July 2017 8:05 PM
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Mining
Zama Zamas
Gold mining
Graham Briggs
Birrell Mining International

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Birrell Mining International Chairperson Graham Briggs, employer of "zama zamas".

We thought these guys [illegal miners] know the mine, and we need labour.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

I think there’s a big future is some small mines.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Birrell Mining International Chairperson Graham Briggs for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Briggs joined junior miner Birrell Mining International after a decade-long stint as Chief Executive of Harmony Gold.

His career in gold mining spans 45 years.

Birrell Mining International is famed for using illegal miners (aka zama zamas) at its Klipwal mine.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

My first job ever was underground.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

Gold mining could still be important.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

The gold price is high these days.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

A coffee cup full of gold is probably worth around R1 million.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

We own 50% of a project in Swaziland that rehabilitates asbestos.

Graham Briggs, Birrell Mining International

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12 July 2017 8:05 PM
Tags:
Mining
Zama Zamas
Gold mining
Graham Briggs
Birrell Mining International

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