RESEARCH

High-population
High pollution at Tanzania gold mines

Victoria Buhanza

Tanzania is the third largest producer of gold in Africa after South Africa and Ghana and is also well known for the Tanzanite gemstones. Major gold mines in Tanzania include North Mara, Buzwagi, Tulawaka, Bulyanhulu, Geita, and Golden Pride. There has been an outcry from the communities around these mines of environmental degradation as a result of mining activities.