In the hundred years following the discovery of the Witwatersrand Gold Belt in 1886, the glorious metal netted South Africa some $25,000,000,000. The richest families and companies of the World were created in the gold fields of Africa. This is not the story of the hardship of maverick pioneers looking for nuggets of gold. This is the story of mass extraction of gold and the complete exploitation of the environment.
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