Posts In: zama zama

How not to draw a comic book about zama-zamas

April 24, 2019 1 Comment

maHp artist fellow Carlos Amato reflects on his positionality as a political cartoonist documenting the lived experiences of zama-zamas.

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PODCAST: Informal miners’ experiences in Gauteng

October 30, 2018 0 Comments

Political cartoonist and maHp artist fellow Carlos Amato in conversation with MA student Esther V. Kraler about his upcoming graphic novella around informal migrant miners’ experiences in Gauteng.

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Carlos Amato

August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Carlos Amato is a political cartoonist. Carlos will produce a graphic novella – about 20 pages long – focused on the life of informal miners in Gauteng.

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The Future of Artisanal Mining is Clouded in Dust and Smoke

The future of artisanal small-scale (ASM) mining in South Africa rests on a legal and existential precipice; its very definition is clouded in dust and smoke.

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Zama Zamas: Women of Stone

November 22, 2016 0 Comments

“Grinding stones is like grinding peanut butter,” one of the women working on an illegal “crushing” site near Johannesburg explained recently, “but on stones you use your whole power.”

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