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

    Conventional wisdom views the mining sector ofthe South African economy as its quintessence As contributor to aggregate output, as foreign exchange earner for the economy, as employer, and as a generator of tax revenues mining has often been viewed as the locomotive of South Africa’s economic ,

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  • South Africa Coal and Lignite Mining and Coal Testing
    South Africa Coal and Lignite Mining and Coal Testing

    Mar 10, 2021· The South African coal mining sector, which employs more than 92,000 people, produced 2543 million tons of coal, in 2019 and exported 786 million tons, with the combined value of local sales and .

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

    South Africa is highly coal and energy intensive, and has , The impact on total coal mining employment is limited by the increased use of coal directly by the industrial sector, which grows over the period However, , both economic and technical stranding of the stations

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  • Mining - Sustainable Development
    Mining - Sustainable Development

    Mining Historically, South Africa has been a leading global supplier of minerals and mineral products, , economic, health and social impacts of mining are essential, , but has diminished in importance with increasing difficulty in mining the deep coal seams

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  • COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    The environmental impacts of coal mining in South Africa are reviewed The primary impacts arise from mining, particularly underground mining, largely because South African coal mines are relatively shallow Coal washing gives rises to large waste dumps, ,

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  • Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ,
    Conflict implications of coal mining and environmental ,

    Impact of coal mining on water quality of three artificial lakes in Morozini River Basin (Treviso, Santa Catarina State, Brazil) Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia, 23 (3), pp 271–281 Munnik, V, G Hochmann, M Hlabane and S Law 2010 The social and environmental consequences of coal mining in South Africa: A case study Cape Town .

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  • The economic consequences of load shedding in South Africa ,
    The economic consequences of load shedding in South Africa ,

    Feb 11, 2015· As South Africa relies strongly on the exports of its precious metals to finance its current account deficit the impact of load shedding on mining operations (which are energy intensive) has led to a strong depreciation of the rand as well as a stalling of economic growth and downward revisions in growth forecasts

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  • Social Responsibility in Mining in Africa - Mining Africa
    Social Responsibility in Mining in Africa - Mining Africa

    Jan 30, 2017· It is the social responsibility of the mining companies to see to this, and this is where CSR comes in Paving the way for Improved Global CSR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the voluntary actions undertaken by mining companies to reduce the negative effects of mining initiatives, and to improve the lives of locals, the local economy .

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  • Economic Impact of Coal Mining in South Africa
    Economic Impact of Coal Mining in South Africa

    Economic Impact of Coal Mining in South Africa South Africa is one of the seven largest coal-producing and one of the top five coal-exporting countries in the world More than a quarter of coal mined in South Africa is exported, most of which leaves the country via Richards Bay

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  • Opposition to coal mining in Limpopo, South Africa is ,
    Opposition to coal mining in Limpopo, South Africa is ,

    The Makhado and Vele mines operated by Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) will cause severe ecological, social and economic damage to their ancestral homes if they go ahead The coal seam in this area has been known about for some time, but the big players in the mining ,

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  • Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining
    Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

    The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communiti In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12% of the mining workforce – more than 65,000 workers – and it is estimated that more than US$1 billion in wages are paid to its workforce each year

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  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining ,
    Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining ,

    the Witbank coalfield represents the largest conterminous area of active coal mining in South Africa These coalfields produce coal for power generation—the region supports 48% of the country’s total power generating capacity (Tshwete et al, 2006)—for export and for domestic consumption

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  • Logistics Implications in the South African Coal Mining ,
    Logistics Implications in the South African Coal Mining ,

    Keywords: logistics, coal supply chain, transport, coal-mining, socio-economic, environment 1 Introduction The history of coal-mining in South Africa spans over 100 years On discovery, coal was used with ease for cooking and space heating As its commercial significance grew, the coal-mining industry supply chain visibility started emerging and

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  • The end of coal? Planning a 'just transition' in South Africa
    The end of coal? Planning a 'just transition' in South Africa

    Africa — and the likely impacts of a coal phase-out — we outline the key elements of a coal transition, including available policy mechanisms and the role of subnational governments Coal in South Africa South Africa today relies on coal to generate 92% of its electricity and to produce roughly 20% of its liquid fuels (Department of .

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  • Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM
    Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM

    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 factors, so .

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  • Executive Summary
    Executive Summary

    South Africas coal reserves are estimated at around 30 billion tonn South Africa is home to 35% of global coal resources; produces 33% of total global annual production; and accounts for 6% of global exports This ranks South Africa as 6th in the list of coal-exporting nations (Engelbrecht, 2010) In 2014, South Africa produced 260Mt of coal

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  • South Africa miners wary of 'crippling' effect of rapid ,
    South Africa miners wary of 'crippling' effect of rapid ,

    Feb 04, 2020· A mining trade group has called for 'gradual' transition to clean energy in South Africa — warning of the social and economic impact of an outright coal ban Mining groups have also welcomed a move to reduce dependency on troubled power supplier Eskom

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  • THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY ,
    THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY ,

    Feb 10, 2018· As one of South Africa's leading economic historians, Hobart Houghton noted, South African mining has always been an epic of applied science Professor Chris Barnard put South African surgery on the global map with the world's first heart transplant in 1967, but South African mining engineering had long since already been on that map

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  • The socio-economic effects of mechanising and/or ,
    The socio-economic effects of mechanising and/or ,

    Other socio-economic effects that were suggested by Kaupp et al (2010) are that skilled professionals and operators might be located in areas remote from the actual mining site The location of some mining personnel (usually skilled and with more disposable income) would have an impact on the micro-economic development of mining communiti

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  • The effects of policy on mining in South Africa
    The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

    Oct 03, 2018· Eunomix has completed an independent empirical analysis of the impact mineral policy has had on the performance and socioeconomic contribution on the mining sector in South Africa over the past 20 years The report outlines how mineral policies drive the operational, performance and investment decisions of mining producers

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  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy
    SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    The most economical method of coal extraction from coal seams depends on the depth and quality of the seams, as well as the geology and environmental factors Surface (opencast) mining and deep underground mining are the two basic methods of mining used in South Africa Approximately 51% of South African coal mining is done underground and .

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  • Evaluating the impact of coal mining on A report by BFAP ,
    Evaluating the impact of coal mining on A report by BFAP ,

    Due to the adverse effects of coal mining on agriculture’s sustainability, one has to evaluate the effects on agriculture if restrictions are not put in place to protect resources such as rivers, groundwater and high potential arable soils The following lists the environmental effects of coal mining ,

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ,
    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ,

    This case study focuses on the costs of the environmental and social effects of coal mining in South Africa, undertaken for export to the Netherlands Coal mining imposes many external costs on its surroundings and the people who live in it Some of these can be quantified by estimates, others are difficult to estimate Coal mining is

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  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ,
    The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ,

    The low coal price was accompanied by harsh working conditions and low wages for African workers, a tendency to mine only the best coal ("picking out the eyes" in mining jargon) instead of mining the whole seam, and a disregard for environmental impactsAccording to official statistics 5 (DME (Department of Minerals and Energy), around 77 .

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  • The economic possibilities of South Africa’s coal fines ,
    The economic possibilities of South Africa’s 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 fin 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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  • Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia
    Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia

    South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically As of 2018, South Africa was the seventh largest producer and consumer of coal in the world This large industry, means that as of 2015 about 80,000 workers, or 5% of total employment, was from the coal industry, down from a peak in 1981 of 135,000 workers

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  • (PDF) Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African ,
    (PDF) Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African ,

    This study, therefore, evaluates the impacts of coal mining in South Africa relative to achieving society 40 in the country Mpumalanga province was used as a case study as mining activities are .

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  • EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ,
    EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ,

    The Amajuba District is among one of the major coal mining regions in South Africa, where the mining activities are limited mainly to coal and quarry Altogether 11 mining rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending The Dannhauser

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  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health
    Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa This Harvard report was just recently released in October, 2016 and is extremely in depth on the issues of the serious .

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  • Ikwezi Coal Mining Project in Dannhauser, Newcastle, South ,
    Ikwezi Coal Mining Project in Dannhauser, Newcastle, South ,

    Aug 10, 2020· Environmental Impacts: Visible: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Noise pollution Potential: Global warming, Mine tailing spills Health Impacts: Visible: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc,), Other Health impacts Potential: Occupational disease and accidents Other Health impacts: Coal dust: Socio-economical Impacts .

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