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Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

Artisanal mining in South Africa probably has a long history, but this has not been documented. For Zimbabwe, Roger Summers has mapped extensive pre-colonial mines, prospecting trenches, and early processing sites, but this has so far not been done for South Africa. Violence is a constant problem in the artisanal mining sector.

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SOUTH AFRICA'S INCOHERENT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT …

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW –'an opportune time for ... development principles with regard to mining Maccsand - Saw the Minerals Minster fighting to have mining ... • 'South Africa is consistently placed in the top range of the most unequal countries in the world, irrespective of the measure used ...

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines - Yale E360

Mark Olalde is an environmental reporter who has written about mining, energy policy, and sustainability in Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. In writing the story, The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines, he received financial support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and research assistance from the Federation for a ...

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Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

The long-standing health of South Africa's agricultural sector depends on the sustainability of farming methods, which need to take into account long-term productivity, the impact on the ...

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The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

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 early, both because of its importance for the British and thus global monetary system and the profits to be made. Cheap

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South Africa: Mining Must Improve Relations With ...

 · South Africa: Mining Must Improve Relations With Communities ... and Petroleum Resources Act and the Mining Charter. "Sustainable development is critical. ... they comply with the mining …

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sustainable mineral mining in south africa

South African environmental law - Wikipedia. South African environmental law describes the, together in some cases with a discussion of their application in South Africa Sustainable, the Mineral and . ... South Africa: Mining And Sustainable Development in an, piece of work from the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable, at home in South Africa ...

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Environment – Anglo American Platinum

A key part of our FutureSmart Mining TM Sustainability Strategy is to maintain a healthy environment. ... We own and manage large tracts of land in South Africa, of which only around 20% is actually used for mining and related activities. We have biodiversity action plans in place at all of our operations, as well as preliminary closure plans.

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Environment - South Africa

South Africa is a Non-Annex I country party to the UNFCCC and it is also party to the Kyoto Protocol 1997. Implementation A Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was established in 2005 and South Africa currently leads the African continent in registrations of CDM projects and programmes.

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Imbewu

IMBEWU specialises in environmental, mining, energy and health and safety law. IMBEWU collaborates with Warburton Attorneys in order to provide specialist environmental litigation and other legal services, including commercial services and providing attorney client privilege, where appropriate. Our Vision. Seeding sustainable growth through law.

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Publications - Wits University

Adeleke F, Ward R & Stone K 'Pathologies of Power in Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of the South African Mining Industry' accepted in (2016) SA Public Law Journal. Murombo T 'Legal and policy barriers to renewable and sustainable energy sources in South Africa' (2016)2 Journal of World Energy Law & Business.

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What Mines Mean for South Africa Communities: Violence ...

 · Mines in South Africa, which has the world's fifth-biggest mining sector, are seen as a benefit by only 13 percent of people who live in their proximity, a report on the industry's social ...

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Managing Director (Business Development / French / Finance ...

 · Sustainability is embedded in everything they do, with clearly defined commitments across 10 action areas. The Managing Director has the role of developing, maintaining, advising and controlling all the activities of the company, in such a way as to manage them in a legal, rational and optimized manner.

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Legal News in South Africa

CSI & Sustainability; ... The future of competition law reform in South Africa is now ... Any survey of residents of Xolobeni about mining commissioned by government will simply amount to ...

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Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD ...

The Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD) was a research project looking at how the mining and minerals sector could contribute to the global transition to sustainable development.

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Environmental sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

Mining in South Africa also changed the environment with deforestation, dams, re-routed rivers, abandoned open pit mines and the endangerment of 45 endemic plant species. The De Beers diamond mining company has also not being very environmentally sustainable leaving the equivalent of 2,000 football fields of land that can no longer be inhabited.

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Environmental Affairs Mineral Resources

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 and petroleum production process in ...

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Sustainable Mining: A Global Problem Demands a Global Solution

Environmentally irresponsible mining is a longstanding problem, but the global focus on sustainability and green industry is drawing ever-increasing attention to the issue. In developing regions across Africa, Asia, and South America, unsustainable (and in many cases illegal) mining operations bear ...

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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 ...

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Mining - Home .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

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, …

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South Africa Case Study - IISD

South Africa Case Study Unedited Working Paper 1 1 Introduction: South Africa Description South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa and has a population of approximately 42.1 million people (World Bank 2001, p. 194). Until 1994, South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. However,

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Sustainability reporting: why South African companies need ...

Research shows that South African companies are neglecting the more challenging aspects of sustainability reporting. Sustainability reporting: why South African companies …

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Mining Minerals Sustainable Development Southern Africa

PO Box 37357 Birnam Park 2015 South Africa Tel & Fax: +27 11 646 4962 E-mail: [email protected] Mining Minerals Sustainable Development Southern Africa

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Imbewu

IMBEWU is a Johannesburg based legal sustainability specialist consultancy providing services to the South African and international markets. IMBEWU specialises in environmental, mining, energy and health and safety law.

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The IFC has released a free guide on Sustainable and ...

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 considerable history of mining across Africa with ...

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Law Environment and DevelopmentJournal - lead-journal.org

REGULATING MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE: COMMUNITIES, THE ENVIRONMENT AND PERPETUAL EXPLOITATION Tumai Murombo ... Law, Environment and Development Journal 33 ... could be used to harmonise standards on mining, the environment and sustainable development if fully implemented. The challenges posed by

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA MACCSAND …

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA Case CCT 103/11 [2012] ZACC 7 In the matter between: ... ecologically sustainable manner while promoting justifiable social and ... and economic welfare of all South Africans.7 [5] As one of the laws passed to promote section 24 of the Constitution,8 one of the

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List of environmental laws by country - Wikipedia

List of environmental laws by country. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Part of a series on ... South Africa. Asia China. Air Pollution Control Act (China) Animal Epidemic Prevention Law 1997 ... Law on Sustainable Development of Environmental and Economic System Yssyk-Kul, 2004;

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South Africa - ENSafrica - law

ported into South African law such as, in an environmental con-text, the law of nuisance. ... (Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd v Regional Director: Free State Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and ... Because sustainable water resources in South Africa are becom-ing increasingly scarce, the government often requires large de- ...

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Mining

Mining is Sucking South Africa Dry – Poor Governance By Enviro Editor on May 24, 2016. DMR IS SUCKING SOUTH AFRICA'S 'WATER FACTORIES' DRY Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 23 May 2016 – The Centre for Environmental Rights' latest report Zero Hour: Poor...

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental …

promoting the sustainable mining of South Africa's mineral resources and to ensure that all South Africans benefit from that mining. The Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) is an independent person who assesses the impact the proposed mining will have on the environment and affected communities. Usually EAPs will

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Project MUSE - Mining Africa. Law, Environment, Society ...

This book is a pacesetter in matters of mining and the environment in Africa from multidisciplinary and spatio-temporal perspectives. The book approaches mining from the perspectives of law, politics, archaeology, anthropology, African studies, geography, human ecology, sociology, history, economics and development.

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Sustainable development in mining companies in South Africa

Sustainable development in mining companies in South Africa Paul Sorensen Freyaafdrammen, PO Box 6018, Ansfrere, 1711, South Africa Correspondence [email protected] Pages 21-40

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Compliance with international environmental standards and ...

mining are the Constitution Act, 108 of 1996, the White Paper on Environmental Management Policy for South Africa, 1998, the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 107 of 1998 and the National Water Act, 36 of 1998. International law and its underlying principles have been incorporated into this South African legislation and policy.

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Sustainable Development in South Africa Ackoff - SAEP

Sustainable Development in South Africa Introduction to Basic Concepts ... (industries that take natural resources out of the environment like mining) and on exporting natural resources in their raw forms. These industries limit South Africa's ... Laws and regulations that control environmental pollution and regulate development – ...

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