environmental impact of platinum mining in south africa

  • The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment from a ...

    11/7/2006  It is important that the effects of these activities on the environment are examined, especially in South Africa where there is a general paucity on data pertaining to pollution from platinum mining.

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  • The impact of platinum mining in Rustenburg A high-level ...

    provides a fresh outlook on the impact of the main platinum mining houses’ operations in the Rustenburg area and aims to contribute to the existing debate on the role of mining, corporate sustainability and living conditions of mining communities in South Africa.

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  • Environmental Impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

    The diamond mining industry is not very sustainable when it comes to the environment in South Africa and South-West Africa but it has done a few sustainable acts to help the surrounding environment for the future. I therefore think that mining has a significant impact on the environment.

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

    communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining 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.

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  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    22/8/2018  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 effects of mining on the environment and human health.

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  • The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An ...

    The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An Excellent Case Study In Sustainable Mining *Gavin M. Mudd1, Bonnie J. Glaister1 1Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, ... about 88% is in South Africa, with 8% in Russia. Platinum-PGM Mining and Processing

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

    communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining 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.

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  • Environmental Impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

    The diamond mining industry is not very sustainable when it comes to the environment in South Africa and South-West Africa but it has done a few sustainable acts to help the surrounding environment for the future. I therefore think that mining has a significant impact on the environment.

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  • Platinum major relieves environmetal effects of mining

    The process of mining and processing has a direct impact on the mining site and its surroundings. ... Marula Platinum and Two Rivers on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, and Zimplats and ...

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  • The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An ...

    The Environmental Costs of Platinum-PGM Mining: An Excellent Case Study In Sustainable Mining *Gavin M. Mudd1, Bonnie J. Glaister1 1Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, ... about 88% is in South Africa, with 8% in Russia. Platinum-PGM Mining and Processing

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  • The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

    3/10/2018  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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  • Platinum Mining in South Africa - Projects IQ

    Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserves. For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point.

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  • Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa ...

    26/5/2015  South Africa has the deepest mines in the world and the industry employs half a million people. But nature’s blessing of coal, diamonds, gold and platinum

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  • Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM

    A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so this article will examine the last factor, especially as the special features of mining cuts across the whole of mining and not just platinum. Mining in South Africa has always been an enclave industry, albeit with substantial impact on

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  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

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  • THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

    MINING AND PEOPLE: THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY AND LIVING STANDARDS. INTRODUCTION AND SYNOPSIS . There are two ways of looking at mining in South Africa. The first is to see it as a sunset industry plagued by

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  • Mitigating the environmental effects of opencast mining

    Opencast mining operations in South Africa remain one of the industry’s main contributors to short- and long-term environmental damage, as they have a direct and cumulative impact on the air ...

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  • The Effects of Mining in Africa

    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 starting.

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  • Effects of the Mining Strikes on the South African Economy ...

    18/7/2014  Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014, reports Statistics SA. The crippling strike action that began on 23 January in the platinum sector has had a negative impact on total mining production. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for PGMs (-48,5%), other non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11 ...

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  • Marikana Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa - Mining ...

    Marikana is located near Rustenburg, about 112km from Johannesburg in South Africa. It is a producer of platinum group minerals (PGMs) and covers an area of 33km². The mine was commissioned at the end of 2002 with an initial investment of R630m ($61m). The mine is jointly owned by Anglo American ...

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  • Platinum - Minerals Council South Africa

    Platinum mining in South Africa. In South Africa, the discovery of the first platinum nuggets dates back to 1924. The geologist Hans Merensky’s follow-up work resulted in the discovery of two deposits, each around 100km in length, which became known as the Bushveld Igneous Complex.

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  • COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    COAL MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT Philip J Lloyd1 Energy Research Institute, University of Cape Town Abstract 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.

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  • Platinum in the South African economy

    International Platinum Conference ‘Platinum Adding Value’,The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2004. Platinum in the South African economy L.C. STILWELL ... South Africa exports almost all its platinum production (87.5% in 2002). Exports are a final ... calculate the impact of a change in demand from the various industries.

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  • (PDF) Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa ...

    Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa: A review ... as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry. ... past and ongoing mining operations in South Africa ...

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  • Environmental Affairs Mineral Resources

    planning at various scales for South Africa's optimal growth path. Guiding good decision-making in the mining sector The Mining and Biodiversity Guideline provides a tool to facilitate the sustainable development of South Africa’s mineral resources in a way that enables regulators, industry and practitioners to minimise the impact of mining ...

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  • Why mining is important in South Africa? Socratic

    30/5/2016  Mining accounts for up to 60% of South Africa's exports, which is vital for bringing in cash into the country. The minerals it exports are vital to the economies of the world for manufacturing. South Africa is one of the world's leading mining and mineral-processing countries. Though mining's contribution to the national GDP has fallen from 21% in 1970 to 6% in 2011, it still represents almost ...

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