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20 Years of Environment Impact Assessment in South

2018 6 12 BAcKgROuND TO ThE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPAcT ASSESSMENT EIA EVALuATION IN SOuTh AFRIcA The National Environment Management Act 1998 Act No 107 of 1998 the NEMA intro duced the environmental impact management regime in particular the Environmental Impact Assessment EIA process The EIA process is a tool which requires the

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MINING VALUE CHAINS AND GREEN GROWTH IN

2015 7 8 position of mining value chains in South Africa s development path 4 The development of green industries and services will generate considerable mining related opportunities which South Africa is ideally placed to seize 5 The shift to a green economy will nevertheless structurally affect both the demand

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa

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 minerals due to recession second the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations and third the structural character of our mining industry A great deal has been written about the first two

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PDF Exploring the Impacts of Mining on Tourism Growth

Similarly for current mining operations in South Africa Leonard and Lebogang 2017 refer to a case of mining development in Limpopo South Africa where the government is

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Towards a post mining economy in a small town

2016 7 18 Historically South Africa has been primarily dependent on mineral and energy production and export Nel 2002 It is especially in the arid areas of South Africa where diamond mining has been prominent In line with the international experience mining closures have also been prominent in South Africa during the past 20 years.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

2014 10 8 thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material On the other hand the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa have increased significantly during the last decade However

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Diamonds gold and the value of water The impacts of

2016 2 29 Diamonds gold and the value of water The impacts of mining in South Africa Feb 29 2016 Starting today Nick Tandi and Anton Earle from SIWI s African Regional Centre the 2030 Water Resources Group 2030 WRG and the South African Ministry for Water will host a week long knowledge exchange trip to Pretoria South Africa.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING

2014 10 8 South Africa Keynote 12 00 12 30 Altus Huisamen and J Louis van Rooy Contaminant Mobilisation by Fluid Rock Interaction and Related Transport Mechanisms in Platinum Tailings 12 30 13 00 Ondra Sracek Bohdan Kříbek Vladimír Majer Martin Mihaljevič The impact of mining activities on the environment and surface drainage in the

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Impact of Fairtrade in South Africa

2010 6 30 Impact of Fairtrade in South Africa Published 30 Jun 2010 This briefing paper is drawn from an independent research study carried out in 2010 exploring the impacts that Fairtrade is having for five Fairtrade certified producer organisations in South Africa that sell Fairtrade citrus table grapes wine grapes wine apples pears and raisins

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa The Context of

2015 12 30 Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the voices of affected communities.

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Mining industry in South Africa

2021 8 3 Coal mining in South Africa began around the same time as gold mining and is one of the country s most valuable commodities accounting for a quarter of mineral mining

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20 Years of Environment Impact Assessment in South

2018 6 12 BAcKgROuND TO ThE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPAcT ASSESSMENT EIA EVALuATION IN SOuTh AFRIcA The National Environment Management Act 1998 Act No 107 of 1998 the NEMA intro duced the environmental impact management regime in particular the Environmental Impact Assessment EIA process The EIA process is a tool which requires the

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Economic impact

2021 10 12 In South Africa we employ 81 862 people including contractors making Sibanye Stillwater the country s largest employer outside government It is estimated that each person employed in mining in South Africa supports 10 direct dependents and up to seven additional indirect dependents.

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Harmful mining activities environmental impacts and

mining activities environmental impacts and effects in the mining communities in South Africa a critical perspective Environmental Economics open access 8 4

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Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa

2014 4 6 Arguably the greatest negative impact of mining in South Africa is the release of toxic acidities into the country s precious water supply The scientific community and environmentalists first brought Acid Mine Drainage to the attention of the government and mining industry in 1996 Anna Azarch 2011 .

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in South

In this paper we measure the economy wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa s platinum industry The strike lasted 5 months ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South

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The Effects of Mining in 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

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Environmental Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in

2021 4 25 only found for FDI stocks for South Africa Although the mining industry occupies a relatively small part of the land surface it does have significant and often irreversible impacts Danielson and Lagos 2001 By its nature mining has a permanent environmental impact in that a non renewable natural resource is exhausted.

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Towards a post mining economy in a small town

2016 7 18 Historically South Africa has been primarily dependent on mineral and energy production and export Nel 2002 It is especially in the arid areas of South Africa where diamond mining has been prominent In line with the international experience mining closures have also been prominent in South Africa during the past 20 years.

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Why mining is important in South Africa

2016 5 30 Mining accounts for up to 60 of South Africa s exports which is vital for bringing in cash into the country The minerals it exports are vital to the economies of the world for manufacturing South Africa is one of the world s leading mining and mineral processing countries Though mining s contribution to the national GDP has fallen from 21 in 1970 to

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The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa

2015 4 2 But South Africa which currently generates 90 percent of its electricity through coal is already struggling with the devastating impacts of more than a century of excessive mining.

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The Effects of Mining in 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

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The Future of Mining in South Africa

2021 10 11 Impacts that transitioning to a digital mine will have on the socio economic wellbeing of broader mining communities as well as the cyber risks that this transition entails How can Deloitte help Deloitte s global mining team offers unrivalled depth breadth and quality of expertise in mining.

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Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa

2014 4 6 Arguably the greatest negative impact of mining in South Africa is the release of toxic acidities into the country s precious water supply The scientific community and environmentalists first brought Acid Mine Drainage to the attention of the government and mining industry in 1996 Anna Azarch 2011 .

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Uranium Mining in South Africa

2019 3 24 Moreover South Africa s uranium industry has made monumental social and economic impacts on the country While South Africa s progression in the nuclear world has bred positive benefits its lasting effects on their environment and the uranium miners could prove to do more harm than good in the future if more isn t done to regulate the industry

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OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE

2020 10 12 AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING OPERATIONS ON WATER RESOURCES AND WATER QUALITY IN THE ZAMBEZI LIMPOPO AND OLIFANTS CATCHMENTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Peter Ashton 1 David Love 2 Harriet Mahachi 3 and Paul Dirks 3 1 CSIR Environmentek P.O Box 395 Pretoria 0001 South Africa

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How can mining contribute to the ..

2021 10 12 The heads of 193 UN member states have now signed on to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which will be the shared global development framework for the coming generation Mining

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa A

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa A review George M Ochieng1 Ephrahim S Seanego1 and Onyeka I Nkwonta2 1Department of Civil Engineering Tshwane University of Technology Private bag x680 Pretoria 0001 South Africa 2Department of Civil Engineering Mangosuthu University of Technology P O Box12363 Jacobs Durban 4026 South Africa.

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2019 1 28 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN PENHALONGA 1.1 Research Material Compiled by G.R Chimonyo Senior Lecturer Africa University J.V Mupfumi Centre for Research and Development 1.2 Preliminary findings 1.2.1 Environmental Impact Overview Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining

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Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa A

Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa A review George M Ochieng1 Ephrahim S Seanego1 and Onyeka I Nkwonta2 1Department of Civil Engineering Tshwane University of Technology Private bag x680 Pretoria 0001 South Africa 2Department of Civil Engineering Mangosuthu University of Technology P O Box12363 Jacobs Durban 4026 South Africa.

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AN ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY PERSPECTIVE THE

2017 7 11 The Impacts of Mining Legacy in a Water Scarce South Africa an environmental security perspective 3 Abstract Key Terms South Africa AFRICOM Water Crisis Acid Mine Drainage Minerals Gold Mining Coal Mining Resilience Social ecological systems Thresholds Water Security Environmental Security

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Positive And Negative Effects Of Mining In South Africa

Furthermore the future of South Africa is dependent on mines as they bring in money for the country Therefore Mining is a very profitable sector and it also creates employment opportunities factors which help improve the socio economic standards of the country.

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Mining in South Africa The Challenges and Opportunities

2018 5 23 Mining in South Africa the challenges and the opportunities 2 September 2016 18 Non gold mining sector can grow at 3 5 pa resulting in more balanced country growth rate double size of non gold mining by 2028 If mining had grown at same pace as rest of economy between 1994 and 2013 country s growth rate would have been 4 not 3.2

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