Environmental issues Centre for Environmental Rights

Its effects are devastating as it leaches into aquifers or flows into rivers and streams. It sterilises soils and contaminates food crops, puts fauna and flora at

South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and

2018-8-27  The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark

Mining Issues in SA FSE

2021-5-26  Eventually, Mintails filed for liquidation during the summer of 2018,[9] leaving the state of South Africa and the local communities around the mines with the

The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal

2013-3-12  Coal mining in South Africa It was mining that gave South Africa its current shape through processes from the 1880s to 1910. Gold mining took centre stage

COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

2016-2-4  The environmental impacts of coal mining in South Africa are reviewed. The primary impacts arise from mining, particularly underground mining, largely because

Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green

2021-5-30  It is a complex issue that is under consideration by the Chamber of Mines, the Employment Bureau of Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers and the South African

Problems in the mining industry in South africa ECDPM

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other

Mining Health and Safety in South Africa The African

Otherwise known as The People’s Republic of South Africa, this resource-rich region is home to the deepest mines in the entire world. This 4.8 million (UN 2008)

Mining Issues in SA FSE

2021-5-26  Eventually, Mintails filed for liquidation during the summer of 2018,[9] leaving the state of South Africa and the local communities around the mines with the financial burden to cover post-mining environmental rehabilitation costs, estimated at over R460 million (approx. 35 million US$).[10]

Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected

2019-4-16  [18] South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs, “The Medium-Term Review of the 2011 Highveld Priority Area (HPA): Air Quality Management Plan,

The Effects of Mining in Africa Mining Africa

2017-1-26  South Africa has responded to the situation by making a law that states that mines have to leave areas in an equivalent, or better state than what it was prior to mining starting. Although not all mining companies are heeding these laws, the South African diamond industry has responded by establishing several nature reserves with breeding

Environmental Decision Making on Acid Mine

2017-6-28  This paper examines the issue of acid mine drainage in South Africa and environmental decision making processes that could be taken to mitigate the problem in the context of both conventional risk assessment and the precautionary principle. It is argued that conventional risk assessment protects the status quo and hence cannot be entirely relied upon as an effective tool to resolve

Conflict implications of coal mining and

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).

Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green

2021-5-30  The aim of the policy will be to develop South Africa's mineral wealth to its full potential and to the maximum benefit of the entire population. Government, therefore, will promote the establishment of secondary and tertiary mineral-based industries aimed at adding maximum value to raw materials. 1.5.3 Policy Requirements

THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN

2018-2-10  Some of these issues were explored in greater detail in a paper entitled Digging for Development: The Mining Industry in South Africa and its Role in Socio-economic Development published by the IRR in 2014. It should also be borne in mind that miners who live in shacks surrounding the mines may well have better houses in rural areas that they

Publications Centre for Environmental Rights

Non-compliance with the law is leading to unprecedented environmental degradation and chronic health problems in Mpumalanga with dire consequences for communities and South Africa’s future prosperity. The situation is the result of neglect, limited resources and wilful inaction by the Departments of Mineral Resources and Water and Sanitation.

Global trends and environmental issues in nickel

2010-10-1  Southern Africa—Almost all of South Africa's Ni production has been a by-product of its platinum group metals sector, with 2008 production being 46.4 kt Ni (plus 13.5 kt Cu and 277 t PGMs, Table 1; based on respective company annual reports, see Glaister and Mudd, 2010). There are however, a number of low grade Ni–Cu–PGM sulfide mines and

20 Years of Environment Impact Assessment in South Africa

2018-6-12  civil society, academia and environmental practitioners the opportunity to get together to discuss and debate issues relating to the status of EIA in South Africa. It provided a platform to present the outcomes of the REE, but most importantly mapped the road ahead for EIA and integrated environmental managed in general. Some of the main

NW mines blasted over health, environmental issues

2020-9-25  NW mines blasted over health, environmental issues ─── LUCKY NKUYANE 13:10 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 The Health Professions of South Africa (HPSA) in the North West has blasted the mining companies for the impact their mining activities have on Khuma residents in Stilfontein, amongst others.

Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected

2019-4-16  [18] South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs, “The Medium-Term Review of the 2011 Highveld Priority Area (HPA): Air Quality Management Plan,

Environmental Decision Making on Acid Mine

2017-6-28  This paper examines the issue of acid mine drainage in South Africa and environmental decision making processes that could be taken to mitigate the problem in the context of both conventional risk assessment and the precautionary principle. It is argued that conventional risk assessment protects the status quo and hence cannot be entirely relied upon as an effective tool to resolve

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  environmental science. In Africa, because of economic pressures and slower evolution of environmental awareness, local communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left

The Effects of Mining in Africa Mining Africa

2017-1-26  South Africa has responded to the situation by making a law that states that mines have to leave areas in an equivalent, or better state than what it was prior to mining starting. Although not all mining companies are heeding these laws, the South African diamond industry has responded by establishing several nature reserves with breeding

Publications Centre for Environmental Rights

Non-compliance with the law is leading to unprecedented environmental degradation and chronic health problems in Mpumalanga with dire consequences for communities and South Africa’s future prosperity. The situation is the result of neglect, limited resources and wilful inaction by the Departments of Mineral Resources and Water and Sanitation.

Tackle health, environmental impacts of abandoned

2018-5-17  The meeting brought together 25 scientists from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Czech Republic, France and Switzerland to map and assess the environmental and health impacts of abandoned mines in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chamber of Mines of South Africa Enviropaedia

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa provides strategic support and advisory input to its members. It facilitates interaction among mine employers to examine policy issues and other matters of mutual concern in order to define desirable stances and joint initiatives.

As We Extract Lithium From US Mines, Environmental

2021-5-11  Full Electric Vehicle Registrations Overtake Plugin Hybrids In South Africa. As We Extract Lithium From US Mines, Environmental Issues Remain. about 600 miles south

20 Years of Environment Impact Assessment in South Africa

2018-6-12  civil society, academia and environmental practitioners the opportunity to get together to discuss and debate issues relating to the status of EIA in South Africa. It provided a platform to present the outcomes of the REE, but most importantly mapped the road ahead for EIA and integrated environmental managed in general. Some of the main