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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

A well known organisation in South Africa, the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, spearheaded by Ms Mariette Liefferink has been fighting the issue of the effects of mining and Acid Mine Drainage with government and mining companies for 2 decades. Sources of acid mine drainage can remain active for decades or centuries after a mine closes.

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Environmental law: Sustainable development and planning

While sustainability is a global imperative, it also is an activity governed at a domestic level by the interests and resources of each country. The common law in South Africa traditionally focuses on the private rights of legal persons while environmental law aims at executing the public interest in environmental health.

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Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities ...

Jun 03, 2020· This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in South Africa, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

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Mining Sustainability In South Africa | FTI Consulting

Feb 04, 2020· Mining Sustainability In South Africa This report gives an overview of the pivotal role of South Africa in the global mining industry and how mining has supported South Africa's industrial development by contributing to growth, investment, employment and foreign exchange.

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A call to unshackle artisanal miners in South Africa ...

Mar 06, 2018· A call to unshackle artisanal miners in South Africa. 6 Mar 2018 - 15:15. Artisanal mining is illegal in South Africa, as it is not provided for in primary mining legislation. [1] The MPRDA does provide for a mining permit, which was envisioned to provide for the regulation of all artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities occurring on a ...

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Mining Value Chains and Green Growth in South Africa ...

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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Sustainable Development in the South African Mining ...

Abstract. The South African mining industry is increasingly embracing cleaner production (CP), albeit at a slow pace. Environmental management accounting (EMA) is still poor, in spite of increased awareness of the concept of triple bottom-line accounting. This paper investigates how CP and EMA, by means of examples in the gold mining sector, can assist towards sustainable development.

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sustainability-09-00957.pdf - Article Water Sustainability ...

Sustainability 2017, 9, 957; doi:10.3390/su9060957 Article Water Sustainability of Selected Mining Companies in South Africa Theresa M Askham 1, * and Huibrecht M Van der Poll 2 1 Management Accounting, University of South Africa, Unisa 0003, South Africa; [email protected],ac.za 2 Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), University of South Africa, Unisa 0003, South Africa; [email ...

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An Analysis of the Legislative Framework concerning ...

1 SUSTAINABLE MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA . 1 INTRODUCTION Mining is one of South Africa's biggest industries.1 It has played a vital role in the economy for over a hundred years. In 2015 the mining industry contributed R286 billion towards South Africa's Gross Domestic Product2 representing 7.1% of …

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sustainable development - DPME Home

6.1 WHAT DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA INHERITED IN 1994 The apartheid government largely ignored issues of sustainability during its time in power, building the country's economy around energy- and resource-intensive sectors, such as mining and agriculture. The era before 1994 …

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Sustainability - South32

Sustainable Development Goals . Through our initiatives and activities, we contribute to the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 that seek to address the world's greatest challenges.

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Social sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

Although diamonds mining in South Africa is not currently socially sustainable some things are being done to try and make it sustainable. Some things that are being done to minimise the impact of mining on the cultural environment is a South African law that states that, "It is a criminal offence to employ a child under the age of 15, unless you have a permit from the Department of Labour.

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Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa: Green Paper ...

Sustainable development in South Africa depends in good part on sustainable reconstruction and development in Southern Africa as a whole. An element of Government's long-term thinking is the gradual integration of the economies of Southern Africa through the trade and investment protocols of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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Thungela - Coal - Mining - South Africa - Environmental ...

Mining coal is one of the most water intensive methods of generating electricity that may impact the local water supply. As Responsible Water Stewards, Thungela investigates and implements solutions that result in no permanent harm being caused by our operations to local communities and the environment. Our target is to achieve zero reportable ...

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Social sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

Although diamonds mining in South Africa is not currently socially sustainable some things are being done to try and make it sustainable. Some things that are being done to minimise the impact of mining on the cultural environment is a South African law that states that, "It is …

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Mining Indaba - 5 African mining law changes to look out ...

Sep 19, 2019· South Africa. It is no secret that mining is not a particularly green industry. Numerous nations throughout Africa are therefore looking at ways to lessen the sector's environmental impact. South Africa is one of these. Its Carbon Tax entered law in May 2019, although it won't fully come into force until 2022. Miners will be taxed R137 ($9 ...

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Sustainability reporting: why South African companies need ...

May 04, 2016· South Africa has 12 initiatives. These are made up of mandatory requirements, voluntary guidance and initiatives put in place by the government, the local stock exchange and market regulators ...

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Sustainable Mining in Africa - IFC

Sustainable and Responsible Mining in Africa | A Getting Started Guide. INTRODUCTION. Africa has over 30 percent of the world's global mineral reserves. 1. The continent produces over 60 different metals and minerals and has huge potential for exploration and production. 2. There is a …

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MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE …

Mining companies operating within the South African environmental sphere have an obligation to adhere to the legal obligations, norms, standards, principles and guidelines as contained in South Africa's multifaceted network of environmental legislation.

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Corporate social responsibility in the mining industry ...

Jan 01, 2006· According to a recent KPMG Report, of mining companies from Australia, Canada, South Africa, US and the UK reported information on their company's corporate governance practices compared to 50% of companies from 'other' countries; this is explained by varying requirements for corporate governance disclosure in each country.

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Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2021 | South Africa ...

Dec 15, 2020· South Africa: Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2021. ICLG - Environmental, Social & Governance Law - South Africa covers common issues in ESG law – including principal sources of ESG pressure, integration of ESG into business operations and planning, finance and the impact of COVID-19 in multiple jurisdictions. Published: 15/12/2020.

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Managing mining for sustainable development

Mining activities can also contribute to sustainable development, particularly to its economic dimension. It can bring fiscal revenues to a country, drive economic growth, create jobs and contribute to building infrastructure. Thus, mining has both positive and negative implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with

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Mining-relevant legislation - SANBI

A network of legislation exists in South Africa that is geared towards sustainable development and the conservation and management of our country's rich biodiversity. Part of this fabric is the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA), which is the main piece of legislation governing all stages of the mining ...

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The Future of Mining in Africa Navigating a Revolution

In South Africa, the Amended Mining Charter outlines the expectations of rights holders to invest in the social reformation of the industry, including new elements, ring-fencing of certain elements and a revised scorecard. The rest of Africa is introducing policy from nationalisation through taxation amendments, all of …

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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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Mining Law in South Africa | Mining Legislation | Mining ...

Sibanye is an independent, South African domiciled mining group, which currently owns and operates gold and uranium operations and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa, as well as PGM operations and projects in the J-M Reef in the United States, the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa and the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe.

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Environment | South African Government

South Africa aims to expand the conservation areas under formal protection to the international standard of 10% of the total area of the country. South Africa is home to more than nine million hectares of protected areas network, which includes national parks, nature reserves and …

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