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  • Projects | Enviro-Insight CC - Environmental Impact
    Projects | Enviro-Insight CC - Environmental Impact

    Mining (Gold) Environmental Impact Assessment (wet season) 2015: Liberia (Grand Cape Mont County) Aureus: Mining (Gold) Gap Analysis: 2015: South Africa (Limpopo) TBC (Boikarabelo) Mining (Coal) Veld Condition Assessment; & Gap Analysis of EIA: 2015: South Africa (n/a) University of Pretoria (MIMMP) Science/Research

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  • Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | South Africa | ICLG
    Mining Law 2022 | Laws and Regulations | South Africa | ICLG

    Sep 13, 2021 ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights – in 15 jurisdictions. Published: 13/09/2021

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal
    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal

    object “the promotion and protection of the mining interest”3. In 1980, the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) was formed with the express mandate to promote mining. Gold mining had to deal with deep, low grade ore requiring large capital and cheap labour to keep costs down. The concentration of capital in gold mining gave the South

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  • Coal mining and the environment - Coal Mining Matters
    Coal mining and the environment - Coal Mining Matters

    Feb 01, 2019 Environmental monitoring and compliance audits are conducted annually, as part of coal mining companies’ environmental management systems. These audits are conducted by independent environmental auditors and their reports are submitted to the Departments of Mineral Resources and Water Sanitation for review by the permitting authority

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  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal
    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

    Coal Mining South Africa’s coal mining industry is the second largest mining sector after gold, with sales contributing 16% of export revenue in 2003 (R20 billion in 2000, equivalent to e1.98 ... operations substantially alter the hydrological and topographical characteristics of mining Management of Environmental Impacts 421. areas and

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  • South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine
    South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

    Oct 12, 2016 South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, a new report from Harvard Law School shows

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  • Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental
    Heavy Metal Pollution from Gold Mines: Environmental

    Oct 26, 2016 Rafiei et al. , reported a pH value of 7.35 in gold mine tailings in Iran, whereas Mitileni et al. , reported pH values of 3.25–6.28 in South Africa and Harish and David pH value of 3.48–8.12 in India. Highly acidic pH has also been observed in acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in other studies [25,26]

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  • Projects and programmes | Department of Environmental
    Projects and programmes | Department of Environmental

    The South African Government through its Department of Environmental Affairs is committed to evidence based decision making through strengthening the science policy interface South Africa has supported the establishment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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  • The Impact Of Gold Mining In South Africa
    The Impact Of Gold Mining In South Africa

    Gold mining activities in the Witwatersrand have played a pivotal role in the development and existence of Johannesburg since 1886. Mining made Johannesburg ‘the city of gold’ and has since been the main driving force behind the history and the economic development of Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole (Gass, 2012)

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  • What are environmental regulations on mining activities
    What are environmental regulations on mining activities

    Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 48-49. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Click here to download the full handbook. An extensive regulatory system has been developed to govern current mining operations in the United States, as well as to guide

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  • THE DIRECTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
    THE DIRECTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

    ANIMAL PROTECTION & ENVIRONMENTAL SANCTUARY (APES) ... SADC REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME (SADC) - www.sadc-reep.org.za . SAN WILD - www.sanwild.org . ... Conservation & Environmental Job Openings in South Africa & Africa . CONSERVATION JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND
    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND

    Department of Environmental Affairs, 2014, Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Strategy for South Africa (Draft). The analysis and recommendations of this Report do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The recommendations do not necessarily carry the full support of all the sectors represented

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  • THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL
    THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL

    2006, De Beers (a South African Diamond Mining Company) had undertaken some feasibility studies and prospecting in Chiadzwa after being granted a prospecting order by the government (The Zimbabwe Independent, October 3, 2006, page1; PAC, 2009)

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  • The social and economic impacts of gold mining
    The social and economic impacts of gold mining

    countries such as South Africa or Denmark. ... Whilst the potential for negative social and environmental impacts from gold mining activities is well known, the nature ... assistance programmes

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  • Environmental issues – Centre for Environmental Rights
    Environmental issues – Centre for Environmental Rights

    Mining and prospecting rights are routinely granted in respect of environmentally and hydrologically significant areas in South Africa. It is therefore imperative that protection is given to those areas where no prospecting or mining should ever take place.In addition to the declaration of protected areas, there are at least two legislative mechanisms that can be

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  • DMR > Mineral Policy & Promotion > Mine Environmental
    DMR > Mineral Policy & Promotion > Mine Environmental

    The Environmental Policy directorate undertakes research to develop, communicate and promulgate environmental policy, legislation, norms, standards and strategies within the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002, Act 28 of 2002. The Mineral Regulation Branch and its regional offices ensure the execution of the provisions of the

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  • 1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN
    1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN

    1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining, to small-scale mining with mines only a few metres deep, through large-scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning. The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these

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  • Gold Tailings & The Environment | Pan African
    Gold Tailings & The Environment | Pan African

    Dec 03, 2020 The mining of uranium also has a negative environmental impact. Environmental degradation such as soil pollution and decreased ecosystem viability are issues. The most fundamental condition for the effective fulfilment of sustainable development is sustainable consumption,” says Africa-focused gold producer Pan African Resources CEO

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  • Environmental sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa
    Environmental sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

    Diamond mining in the environment of South Africa is currently not being used sustainably. For instance mining has changed the relief of the South African land as open-pit mines have made large deep pits in the earth, which grow wider and fill up with water during rainfall. Another reason why it is not sustainable is because a change and increase of the population, which strain the

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  • (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and
    (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and

    Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and effects in the mining communities in South Africa: a critical perspective December 2017 Environmental Economics 8(4):14-24

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  • Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green
    Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green

    Apart from gold mining, there are many other minerals being produced, for some of which South Africa is the leading producer and holder of reserves. The Green Paper also has a chapter on small-scale mining which is intended to encourage the small and medium sized operator, to the benefit of employment and the overall economy

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  • South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean
    South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean

    Environmental Issues of South Africa. South Africa has mined its countryside for more than a century, and that long legacy of mining has taken a major toll on the country’s environment. Other sources of environmental issues in South Africa include agricultural practices and a

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  • Environment - Minerals Council South Africa
    Environment - Minerals Council South Africa

    However, the mining industry competes for various resources, such as land and water, with other sectors. In South Africa, the situation is exacerbated by a legacy of more than 100 years of mining, which has led to various environmental challenges, for example acid mine drainage, uranium contamination and dust from dumps, among others

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  • Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental
    Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental

    The government of South Africa should not wait for this to happen before they begin to take necessary actions – as occurred in China where it is reported that ‘…environmental protest actions [conflicts] have come to be viewed as the most effective method of drawing government attention to environmental protection…’ (Xue et al. 2018:190)

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  • South Africa Mining & Environmental Law & Regulations
    South Africa Mining & Environmental Law & Regulations

    South Africa has one of the largest economies by GDP in Africa, though it is a dual economy, with some of the highest levels of inequality in the world. Mining has, of course, been a key industry in South Africa for centuries since the discovery of

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  • 5 Ways to Make Mining More Sustainable - Empowering
    5 Ways to Make Mining More Sustainable - Empowering

    Illegal mining remains a significant issue for the industry — for example, experts estimate that around 14,000 people are currently involved in illegal mining in South Africa. There, illegal mining often takes place on properties not suited for large-scale mining and without regard to regulations that reduce the environmental impact

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  • Mining - United Nations
    Mining - United Nations

    The Sustainability Development through Mining programme has given rise to initiatives vital to enhancing the sustainability of mining in South Africa. Initiatives introduced by the South African mining industry to improve safety in the country’s mines, have resulted in a more than 50% reduction in fatalities

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  • THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE FRAME ViORK
    THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE FRAME ViORK

    Formal mining in South Africa is more than 100 years old. Legislation at that time primarily focused on surface rehabilitation and the primary emphasis of mining was focused on its economic gains. With regard to environmental management and rehabilitation, mining companies therefore complied

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  • The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale
    The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines - Yale

    Nov 12, 2015 In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade before, that same ratio was less than half as large, at 212,000 to 1. Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa’s gold is running out, and the remaining resource can only be found

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