effects of coal mining in south africa

mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sectors GDPin 1998.

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  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy
    The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sectors GDPin 1998.

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  • The economic possibilities of South Africas coal fines
    The economic possibilities of South Africas coal fines

    Mar 12, 2014 Some 150 years of intensive coal mining in South Africa has produced about a billion tonnes of discarded thermal-grade coal fines. In the last decade, avenues of utilising this residual energy source are being explored with increasing commitment. Recognising both the economic potential and the environmental risk posed by the discards, Birkenmayer South Africa which

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  • Report shows Mpumalanga coal mines South African
    Report shows Mpumalanga coal mines South African

    Jul 03, 2019 03-07-2019 1736. in News. A new report from the Center for Environmental Rights (CER) claims a broken regulatory system in the province is allowing Mpumalanga coal mines

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  • List Of Coal Mines In South Africa 2021 South Africa Lists
    List Of Coal Mines In South Africa 2021 South Africa Lists

    Jan 13, 2021 The Grootegeluk Coal Mine is a coal mine (referred to as an open cast coal mine) that is located within the Waterberg Coalfield which is in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It is operated by Exxaro Resources. The mine is 25 kilometres from Lephalale and employs a total of about 2,000 people. Administrative Office Address Nelson Mandela Dr ...

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  • GUIDELINES FOR THE REHABILITATION OF INED AND
    GUIDELINES FOR THE REHABILITATION OF INED AND

    In South Africa, a guideline for the rehabilitation of land disturbed by surface coal mining was first published by the Chamber of Mines in 1981. This provided excellent guidance for coal strip mine rehabilitation, but both legal requirements and rehabilitation objectives and procedures have changed considerably over the last twenty-five years.

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  • COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN
    COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN

    Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africas land area. Extensive mining is done and the minerals found include coal, gold, platinum group metals, silica, chromite etc. Mpumalanga is popular with

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  • How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment
    How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

    How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment. 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 picture The mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, and the environment..

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  • Mpumalanga coal mines blatantly flout environment laws
    Mpumalanga coal mines blatantly flout environment laws

    Abandoned and continuously producing coal mines for the Upper Olifants in Mpumalanga. It may not come as a surprise that South Africas 1998 National Water Act was lauded as progressive and ...

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  • v118n7a11 Effects of coal mining on surface
    v118n7a11 Effects of coal mining on surface

    Effects of coal mining on surface topography in South Africa updates and extensions the centre) is between 1.7 and 3 times the depth of mining, while van der Merwe (1991) quotes a figure of 2.5. There are distinct differences between the trough-like subsidence caused by high-extraction methods and that caused by pillar failure.

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  • Coal transitions in South Africa Understanding the
    Coal transitions in South Africa Understanding the

    ing in general and coal mining in particular that requires intervention from the state to manage and resource. The scenarios The study examines three future pathways for South Africas coal sector that allow us to assess key risks and opportunities in South Africas coal transition. First, we examine a least-cost energy pathway that assumes no

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  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal
    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

    South Africas coal mining industry is the second largest mining sector after gold, with sales contributing 16% of export revenue in 2003 (R20 billion in 2000, equivalent to e1.98 Figure1.

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  • Coal mining and climate change Coal Mining Matters
    Coal mining and climate change Coal Mining Matters

    The South African coal mining industry recognises and accepts a scientific approach to climate change. The industry also recognises the need to act to ensure that South Africa remains competitive in a carbon-constrained world. The South African government has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which came into effect on 4 November ...

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  • In pictures What coal is doing to the Mpumalanga Highveld
    In pictures What coal is doing to the Mpumalanga Highveld

    May 26, 2015 Coal trucks collecting their loads on the Mpumalanga Highveld, where most of South Africas coal is produced. Photo Tracey Davies/CER Water seeps into coal pits and becomes toxic. The unrehabilitated discards of open-cast coal mining. Long-abandoned overburden dumps. Open-cast coal mining cuts a vast swathe through the grasslands.

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  • SA Mine 9th edition 2017 PwC South Africa
    SA Mine 9th edition 2017 PwC South Africa

    exposure, the bulk of their operations are in Africa. Global mining companies Anglo American1, BHP Billiton, Glencore and South32 were excluded. While these companies have significant South African operations, their global exposure and size mean that they do not necessarily reflect trends in the South African mining environment.

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF
    ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF

    and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left 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

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  • Coal Power Eskom
    Coal Power Eskom

    The remainder of South Africas coal production feeds the various local industries, with 53% used for electricity generation. The key role played by our coal reserves in the economy is illustrated by the fact that Eskom is the 7th largest electricity generator in the world, and Sasol the largest coal

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  • Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment
    Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment

    Nov 26, 2015 The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining. However, there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African mines. Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.

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  • History of mining in South Africa The key events
    History of mining in South Africa The key events

    May 20, 2019 The construction of power stations on the coal fields of Witbank and Delmas established fossil fuels, and by extension mining, as the primary source of South African power, while the combination of the Venterspost, Libanon and Kloof gold mines into a single operation by 1968 established a project that has gone on to produce around 15,000kg of ...

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  • Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining
    Appendix 2 Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

    Sustainable Development (SOUTHERN AFRICA) Project, by CSIR-Environmentek, Pretoria, South Africa and Geology Department, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Report No. ENV-P-C 2001-042. xvi 336 pp J.J. Marcus, ed. Mining Environmental Handbook Effects of Mining on the Environment and

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  • Big increase in mine water pollution The Mail amp Guardian
    Big increase in mine water pollution The Mail amp Guardian

    May 17, 2019 As climate change continues to worsen South Africas water security, the mining industrys number of water-related infractions is rising. In 2017-2018, the department found 10 more mines ...

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  • End Coal Coal Mining
    End Coal Coal Mining

    Today communities around the world in countries as diverse as China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia and South Africa are rising up to oppose new coal mines and demand reparations and restoration for the impacts to their livelihoods and the natural environment.

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  • Covid19 South Africa allows mining sector to operate at
    Covid19 South Africa allows mining sector to operate at

    Covid-19 South Africa allows mining sector to operate at 50% capacity. 17 Apr 2020 (Last Updated April 17th, 2020 1316) The Government of South Africa has agreed to allow the mining sector to operate at up to 50% of its production capacity during the nationwide lockdown. The pit at the Premier Mine, Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa.

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  • v118n7a11 Effects of coal mining on surface
    v118n7a11 Effects of coal mining on surface

    Effects of coal mining on surface topography in South Africa updates and extensions the centre) is between 1.7 and 3 times the depth of mining, while van der Merwe (1991) quotes a figure of 2.5. There are distinct differences between the trough-like subsidence caused by high-extraction methods and that caused by pillar failure.

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  • impacts of coal mining in south africa
    impacts of coal mining in south africa

    impacts of coal mining in south africa. Apr , coal dust inhalation causes black lung disease among miners and those who live nearby, and mine accidents kill thousands every year coal mining displaces whole communities, forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence and contaminated water supplies there are two widely used ways of mining strip mining and underground mining

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  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal
    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal

    South Africas coal mining industry is the second largest mining sector after gold, with sales contributing 16% of export revenue in 2003 (R20 billion in 2000, equivalent to e1.98 Figure1.

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  • South Africa Strong Foundations for a Just Transition
    South Africa Strong Foundations for a Just Transition

    Coal is also a major export 25-30% of South Africas mined coal is exported at prices higher than are found domestically, which keeps many mines profitable. The prevalence of coal has caused significant climate and environmental impacts, making South Africa the worlds 13th highest carbon emitter in 2018 (though it ranks 24th by population ...

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  • Environmental crisis in Mpumalanga Why is nobody
    Environmental crisis in Mpumalanga Why is nobody

    It concluded that the effects of coal mining on agriculture are immense and some effects are irreversible. Open cast coal mine in Mpumalanga. Photo by Tracey Davies. In August 2014 the Bench Marks Foundation released its Policy Gap 9 on South African coal mining. This report contains an exhaustive analysis of the problems created by the ...

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  • In pictures What coal is doing to the Mpumalanga Highveld
    In pictures What coal is doing to the Mpumalanga Highveld

    May 26, 2015 Coal trucks collecting their loads on the Mpumalanga Highveld, where most of South Africas coal is produced. Photo Tracey Davies/CER Water seeps into coal pits and becomes toxic. The unrehabilitated discards of open-cast coal mining. Long-abandoned overburden dumps. Open-cast coal mining cuts a vast swathe through the grasslands.

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  • A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me
    A Community Torn Apart by Coal Mining Taught Me

    Jan 21, 2021 Kirsten Youens is an environmental justice lawyer based in South Africa. Shes the CEO of climate advocacy nonprofit All Rise, and is currently the legal representative for the Somkhele community a rural community in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province, which is fighting the expansion of an open-cast coal mine just next to Africas oldest nature reserve, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi.

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  • SA Mine 9th edition 2017 PwC South Africa
    SA Mine 9th edition 2017 PwC South Africa

    exposure, the bulk of their operations are in Africa. Global mining companies Anglo American1, BHP Billiton, Glencore and South32 were excluded. While these companies have significant South African operations, their global exposure and size mean that they do not necessarily reflect trends in the South African mining environment.

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  • The Effects of Mining in Africa Mining Africa
    The Effects of Mining in Africa Mining Africa

    Jan 26, 2017 Several African countries are showing concern with the effects of mining in Africa and are taking steps to resolve issues. 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

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  • South African Coal Mines Pollute Water Supply Group Sa
    South African Coal Mines Pollute Water Supply Group Sa

    Jul 03, 2019 (Bloomberg) --South African coal mines operated by companies such as Glencore Plc and Anglo American Plc are polluting parts of Mpumalanga province as

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  • Coal Mine Impacts from COVID19 Global Energy Monitor
    Coal Mine Impacts from COVID19 Global Energy Monitor

    These include Canyon Coal, a coal exploration and mining company, Zululand Anthracite Colliery, an anthracite mining and production company, and Kangra, a mining company. Buffalo Coal, a South Africa-based coal producer, announced March 24, 2020 that it had begun developing care and maintenance protocols that complied with Ramaphosas directive.

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  • Coal mining and climate change Coal Mining Matters
    Coal mining and climate change Coal Mining Matters

    The South African coal mining industry recognises and accepts a scientific approach to climate change. The industry also recognises the need to act to ensure that South Africa remains competitive in a carbon-constrained world. The South African government has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which came into effect on 4 November ...

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  • Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment
    Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment

    Nov 26, 2015 The South African government is committed to controlling the hazards of mining. However, there are a number of issues concerning management of the hazards and risks in South African mines. Health and safety in mines in South Africa is regulated by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations.

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  • Agriculture mining and wetlands interaction
    Agriculture mining and wetlands interaction

    There are two different forms of mining, namely opencast coal mining and sand mining. Both have significant impacts on both agriculture and wetlands. Van der Waals presentation gave a good perspective on the above conflicts by clarifying hydropedology processes dominant in plinthic catena found in mining environments.

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