The mining companies have reported the following employee data:
Small and medium scale gold mining right holders occasionally hire subcontractors for the operational activities and have less employees. Though the collective reported wage tax paid, they did not report their employee data. Please note that even if they had reported employee data this would be a fraction and probably beyond the reality, since the subcontractors might have their own full time and temporally employees, but they are out of this EITI-scope.
Hence, it can be concluded that it is not clear how much employees are working in the small and medium scale mining sector formally, nor informally. Even so is it not evident how much the subcontractors, operating in the extractive industry, contribute to the wage tax and social security premium revenue, since they are technically/formally not holding a mining right.