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The Effects of Platinum Mining on the Environment

2006-7-11  Environmental pressure from mining activities such as those from the platinum sector occurs through the fine-grounded slurry from the processing plants, with its associated extracting chemicals that reach the tailings disposal facility (TDF). 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 ...

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Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum ...

2014-9-9  Platinum mining in South Africa Platinum mining in SA is comparatively recent, supply increasing from 1.76 million ounces (50 tons) in 1975 to a peak of 4.86 million ounces (138 tons) in 2011. Value of 2012 output, about R56billion. SA currently produces about 75% of world production

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Platinum major relieves environmetal effects of mining

2007-3-23  Platinum major relieves environmental effects of mining. The process of mining and processing has a direct impact on the mining site and its surroundings. It is, therefore, incumbent on the ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  continues to grow worldwide, the impact of mining will be an increasingly important concern in the field of environmental science. In Africa, because of economic pressures and slower evolution of environmental awareness, local communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining

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The environmental costs of platinum–PGM mining and ...

For platinum mining, we find that by comparing the operations phase of terrestrial and space mining, space mining would have a lower environmental impact, if the spacecraft is able to return ...

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

2009-9-22  additional 81,000 t PGMs in the reserve base category – about 88% is in South Africa, with 8% in Russia. Platinum-PGM Mining and Processing There are broadly considered to be four main types of economic PGM mineral deposits [4]: • Norite intrusions – where meteoritic impact has been instrumental in PGM emplacement; eg.

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Impact of Platinum Group Element Emissions from

2014-11-7  Abstract. South Africa and Russia are the world’s leading platinum group elements (PGE) producers with over 80 % of the global PGE output. Studies performed in the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa and on the Kola Peninsula in Russia show that PGE mining and production activities are important regional PGE sources.

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Environment – Anglo American Platinum

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. Detailed closure plans are developed

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in

2015-12-1  In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

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Platinum major relieves environmetal effects of mining

2007-3-23  Platinum major relieves environmental effects of mining. The process of mining and processing has a direct impact on the mining site and its surroundings. It is, therefore, incumbent on the ...

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Impact of Platinum Group Element Emissions from

2014-11-7  Abstract. South Africa and Russia are the world’s leading platinum group elements (PGE) producers with over 80 % of the global PGE output. Studies performed in the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa and on the Kola Peninsula in Russia show that PGE mining and production activities are important regional PGE sources.

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

2009-9-22  additional 81,000 t PGMs in the reserve base category – about 88% is in South Africa, with 8% in Russia. Platinum-PGM Mining and Processing There are broadly considered to be four main types of economic PGM mineral deposits [4]: • Norite intrusions – where meteoritic impact has been instrumental in PGM emplacement; eg.

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human

2021-6-4  Well I am a simple person who got involved in fighting environmental issues some 17 years ago. I started this site as a forum which became very popular very fast. Moving with the times it evolved into a blog and still one of the most highly regarded and influential sources of environmental news serving both South Africa, Africa

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

2015-4-14  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis . Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. 28 October 2014 . Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

2014-11-28  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. November 12, 2014 Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted ve months,

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in

In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The

2015-12-30  Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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Platinum in the South African economy

2009-8-26  South Africa exports almost all its platinum production. According to data published by the Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa exported platinum worth R30.458 bn out of total production worth R34.828 bn in 2002 (87.45%). However, data from the Customs and Excise division of the South African Revenue Service indicates

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impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel ...

2014-5-14  impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel * and H. Coetzee * *BRGM, National Geological Survey, Environmental Geology Dpi, #f 600P - #060 CW6mj CWx 2 - France, email: [email protected] ^Council for Geoscience (Geological Survey of South Africa), Geophysics Division, Private Bag XI12, Pretoria 001, South Africa email: henkc ...

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Platinum major relieves environmetal effects of mining

2007-3-23  Platinum major relieves environmental effects of mining. The process of mining and processing has a direct impact on the mining site and its surroundings. It is, therefore, incumbent on the ...

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

2014-11-28  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. November 12, 2014 Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted ve months,

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

2014-10-8  South Africa (Keynote) 12:00-12:30 Altus Huisamen and J. Louis van Rooy Contaminant Mobilisation by Fluid-Rock Interaction and Related Transport Mechanisms in Platinum Tailings 12:30-13:00 Ondra Sracek, Bohdan Kříbek, Vladimír Majer, Martin Mihaljevič The impact of mining activities on the environment and surface drainage in the

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

2015-4-14  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis . Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. 28 October 2014 . Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when

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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in

In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted 5 months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions.The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting negative impacts on the South ...

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The

2015-12-30  Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike

2014-1-23  Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike. Close. The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay, the biggest since the 2012 Marikana massacre in which ...

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impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel ...

2014-5-14  impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel * and H. Coetzee * *BRGM, National Geological Survey, Environmental Geology Dpi, #f 600P - #060 CW6mj CWx 2 - France, email: [email protected] ^Council for Geoscience (Geological Survey of South Africa), Geophysics Division, Private Bag XI12, Pretoria 001, South Africa email: henkc ...

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Big increase in mine water pollution - The Mail

2019-5-17  As climate change continues to worsen South Africa’s water security, the mining industry’s number of water-related infractions is rising. In 2017-2018, the department found 10 more mines ...

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South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean ...

South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean Technology. Despite experiencing twice as much sunshine as Germany, where over 15% of energy is generated from renewable sources, as of January 2015 only 593 MW was produced from solar power in South Africa

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The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ...

2015-4-14  The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis . Bohlmann, H.R., Dixon, P.B., Rimmer, M.T. and Van Heerden, J.H. 28 October 2014 . Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when

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Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa: The

2015-12-30  Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth, but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved. This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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Problematic Platinum - Swedwatch

2021-2-16  in South Africa, referring to the main office in Stockholm. Sandvik, however, pro-vided local contacts and Swedwatch interviewed those responsible for CSR and the Regional Commercial Manager in South Africa. The focus of this report is on the issues concerning the impact of the mining compa-nies on the local communities.

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Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike

2014-1-23  Economic impact of South Africa platinum mine strike. Close. The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay, the biggest since the 2012 Marikana massacre in which ...

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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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The impact of the 2014 platinum mining strike in

Downloadable (with restrictions)! In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry. The strike lasted 5months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe, but our research shows that the strike could also have long lasting ...

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Environmental Affairs Mineral Resources

2018-6-12  Mining and Biodiversity Guideline Executive Summary 1 The mining industry plays a vital role in the growth and development of South Africa and its economy. Since the earliest discoveries of minerals in the region, this rich endowment of mineral resources has been a key driver of South Africa’s social and economic development.

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Mining and Environmental Translation South Africa ...

2021-6-1  StatsSA: Mining Industry 2015. In 2015 the mining sector made up 7.8% of South Africa's GDP at R284 billion. A detailed account of the industry and employment figures can be found at Mining industry 2015 - Statistics South Africa.

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South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean ...

South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean Technology. Despite experiencing twice as much sunshine as Germany, where over 15% of energy is generated from renewable sources, as of January 2015 only 593 MW was produced from solar power in South Africa

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20 Years of Environment Impact Assessment in South Africa

2018-6-12  BAcKgROuND TO ThE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPAcT ASSESSMENT (EIA) EVALuATION IN SOuTh AFRIcA The National Environment Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (the NEMA) intro-duced the environmental impact management regime, in particular the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. The EIA process is a tool which requires the integra-

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