Mining companies in South Africa are required to make financial provision in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 (the MPRDA), read with the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 (NEMA), for the rehabilitation of the mining areas on which mining activities are conducted (this will in future ...
Looking at innovative ways to rehabilitate mining land; Looking at innovative ways to utilise mining land post closure. Planning for mine closure with the 'end-use' of the land in mind, the mining industry in South Africa has the opportunity to realise innovative sustainable land uses and create functioning ecosystems post mine closure.
Despite South Africa's mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure; instead, over 6,000 mines have been abandoned without adequate rehabilitation.
Environmental laws in South Africa require mining companies, before they start mining, to prepare detailed studies setting out the damage that the mining will cause, and how they will rehabilitate it. Mining companies are required to determine the costs of rehabilitation, and are required to set aside money to cover those costs.
guidelines2 on rehabilitation. 1. Department of Mineral Resources 2010. Department of Mineral Resources Strategic Plan: 2010/2011-2012/2013. DMR, Pretoria, at 41. 2. Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Coaltech Research Association. 2007. Guidelines for the rehabilitation of mined lands. CoM and
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TITLE: AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA USING A SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Silvia Secchi Abandoned mines are those in which mining activity has ceased and there is no entity or company that can be traced to take responsibility for their maintenance or reclamation.
The Closure and Rehabilitation Plan – to be read with the EMP - must be used to guide the site establishment, operation and decommissioning phases of the mining operation and guide the final rehabilitation of the permit site. Mine rehabilitation must be viewed as an on-going process aimed at restoring the site to a pre-mining state.
The study focuses on rehabilitation, since absence of proper rehabilitation process result in indelible damage to the environment. South Africa, like many other countries, is faced with many environmental problems caused by mining. These problems are particularly caused by,, abandoned mining areas without rehabilitation, inter alia
Jun 20, 2018· For its study titled "Full Disclosure: the Truth about Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa"‚ Intellidex assessed the annual financial disclosures of 11 JSE-listed coal and platinum mining ...
May 09, 2016· Prof Tracy Humby: "Mine Closure and Rehabilitation in South Africa: Moving Beyond Denial?" Prof. Caroline Digby joined the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as the Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI), in 2014. The centre focuses on promoting responsible mining across Africa through research ...
Cost-effective, post-mining environmental restoration of an open-cast phosphate mine at Langebaanweg, South Africa J D van Eeden December 2010 Page ii ABSTRACT Approaching the ecological rehabilitation of an open-cast phosphate mine in the West Coast of South Africa during the post-operational phase presented some challenges.
POST-MINING REHABILITATION, LAND USE AND POLLUTION AT COLLIERIES IN SOUTH AFRICA D. Limpitlaw1, M. Aken2, H. Lodewijks2 and J. Viljoen3 1 Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry 2 Anglo Coal 3 BHP Billiton ABSTRACT Coal mining in South Africa is a mature industry and there are large numbers of closed
The Truth About Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa. Analysed disclosures by eleven mining companies listed in South Africa about their financial provision for environmental rehabilitation, i.e. the money that mining companies must set aside to rehabilitate the environmental damage they cause. View Report 2016 The Truth About Corporate ...
Jun 13, 2019· Mining is one of the main economic activities in all developing countries like South Africa. The gold mining industry in South Africa is well established and it is dominated by large-scale mining operations. However, there is still a significant amount of gold that is mined by artisanal and small-scale miners.
Oct 01, 2016· GUEST ARTICLE: Rehabilitation mining in the goldfields of South Africa South Africa is a mature mining economy, once the largest producer of gold in the world (Hart, 2013). The majority of the gold-bearing ore body is found in a complex reef package that generally strikes to surface on an east-west plane.
Mine closure in South Africa: A survey of current professional thinking and practice M. Milaras, F. Ahmed and T.J.M. McKay 6 | Mine Closure 2014, on, South Africa robust mine closure.
Jun 29, 2018· However, CER's report has found that the legal framework for publicising and using rehabilitation funds is itself flawed South Africa's mining laws. South African law requires mining companies to set aside funds at the outset of a project for rehabilitation of the local area once the mine has reached the end of its life.
Legislation requires that all mining operations within South Africa must make financial provision to guarantee the availability of sufficient funds to undertake rehabilitation and remediation of the adverse environmental impacts of mining activities both during the life of the mine and at closure.
The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), an OSF-SA grantee, recently released a series of reports entitled 'Full Disclosure – the truth about mining rehabilitation in South Africa'. The reports analyse the extent to which South African mining companies accurately reflect their environmental compliance records, and their environmental impacts and liabilities, in their reports to ...
Financial Provisions for Rehabilitation and Closure in ... provisions for rehabilitation and closure, focused on the estimation and adequacy ... fourthly, it does not cater for some sectors of the mining industry in South Africa such as subsistence ("pick and shovel") mining.
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South Africa has, and still is, relying heavily on mining activities to generate wealth that could be translated into economic development, infrastructure and employment. Formal mining in South Africa is more than 100 years old. Early legislation focused on 'surface rehabilitation' and the primary emphasis of mining was on its economic gains.
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Sep 22, 2017· The trustees of a Gupta-linked mining rehabilitation fund have been accused of deliberately and unlawfully allowing the controversial family to use the trust to …
Dec 15, 2018· Environmental laws in South Africa require mining companies, before they start mining, to prepare detailed studies setting out the damage that the mining will cause, and how they will rehabilitate it. Mining companies are required to determine the costs of rehabilitation, and are required to set aside money to cover those costs.
Rehabilitation Plan and Closure Cost Estimate for the De Groote Boom Mining Area UAR2967 Digby Wells Environmental 1 1 Introduction Mining in South Africa is renowned as a key element of economic development. However, this significant economic development is shadowed by the environmental damage caused by the mining operations.
Oct 25, 2016· After acquiring Optimum Coal, a subsidiary of Glencore South Africa, which had been placed under business rescue posing considerable risk to the mining sector due to significant job losses, Optimum applied in terms of section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), to cede its mining right to Tegeta, a request which ...
South Africa: Mining 2020. The ICLG to: Mining Laws and Regulations - South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the mechanics of acquisition of rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, beneficiation – in 28 jurisdictions.
May 05, 2016· Mine Closure and Rehabilitation in South Africa: Moving Beyond Denial? Professor Tracy Humby CER Mine Closure Seminar Sunnyside Hotel, 5 May 2016