Gold mining in South Africa resulted in vast volumes of tailings, which have been deposited in impoundments Poor management of most of the tailings dams resulted in the escape of seepage, adversely affecting soils and water quality Some tailings dams have been partially or completely reclaimed leaving contaminated footprints
A wave of strikes occurred across the South African mining sector As of early October analysts estimated that approximately 75,000 miners were on strike from various gold and platinum mines and companies across South Africa, most of them illegally
ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA Edited by Benjamin Mapani and Bohdan Kribek COVER PHOTOGRAPH , A Case study from , Discrimination of three geologies on the Witwatersrand Basin gold fields, South Africa, using ,
South Africa has failed to address the massive environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of mining in and around Johannesburg Waste from mines dug more than a century ago stretching .
Case study on Extractive Industries prepared for the Lancet Commission on Global Governance Report from South Africa Authors: Eugene Cairncross, Sophia Kisting, Mariette Liefferink, David van Wyk February 2013 "We must remember the history of mining in South Africa,
The pollution reality of gold mining waste is illustrated by a case study in the West Rand area, where decant from gold mines started in 2002 Potential receptors of the pollution in the case study area include neighbouring property owners, a game reserve and, further afield, the ,
Akabzaa T and Darimani A, (2001), Impact of Mining Sector Investment in Ghana: A Case Study of the Tarkwah Mining Region Third World Network Africa, Accra 5 Amponsah S J (2008) The effects of Small Scale Gold Mining on Women: A Case Study of Birim North District Bsc Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Unpublished
The Effects of Uranium Mining on Health – Case Studies from the Witwatersrand goldfields in South Africa , • The gold mining industry in South Africa (principally the Witwatersrand Goldfield) is in decline, but the post-closure decant of AMD is an enormous threat, and this could
South Africa has the second-largest reserves of uranium in the world The Nuclear Fuels Corporation of South Africa (NUFCOR) started processing uranium as a by-product of gold mining in 1967 Most of the uranium produced as a by-product of gold mining is concentrated in the golf fields of the Witwatersrand area
comparable to those detected in the Northern Cape (South Africa) which had been geostatistically linked to abnormal haematological values related to increased incidences of leukaemia observed in residents of the area Keywords: Uranium, water pollution, load, gold mining, karst, dolomite, health risks, Wonderfonteinspruit, West Rand, Far West .
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 ,
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
This study note covers aspects of economic growth and development in South Africa The South African economy has been described by economist Ruchir Sharma in his recent book Breakout Nations as “a developed market wrapped inside an emerging market" Two decades on ,
South Africa: Withdrawal of gold mining impacts on community in Blyvooruitzicht Mine Village Photo credit: FIDH In the beginning of 2016, Lawyers for Human Rights (“LHR”), the International Federation for Human Rights (“FIDH”), and the Blyvooruitzicht community together initiated a community-based human rights impact assessment (“HRIA”) on the Blyvooruitzicht Mine Village .
Core Case Study: Environmental Effects of Gold Mining Gold producers • South Africa • Australia • United States • Canada Cyanide heap leaching • Extremely toxic to birds and mammals • 2000: Collapse of a dam retaining a cyanide leach pond • Impact on organisms and the environment
iv MINERALS AND AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT!e International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes Prices and pro!ts 34 Leading global policy initiatives 36!e China story 36 Old hands: !e United States, EU and Japan 38 India 40 Latin America 42 Policy implications 43 4 Mining in Africa: managing the impacts ,
Gold mining in South Africa is an industry that is more than a century old The impact of gold mines on communities and the environment are enormous This thesis is a case study based in one of the major gold producers in South Africa that has been in operation for more than 50 years and has more than 30 years of life still left
(WHO, 2004b), while gold mining in South Africa has been associated with TB and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (WHO, 1997) This study examines the disease patterns in a gold-mining region in Ghana and a non-gold-mining region It aims to explore how mining activity in a developing country influences the dominant causes of morbidity
The Cost of Gold: Environmental, Health, and Human Rights Consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand Summary and Recommendations International Human Rights Clinic Harvard Law School Cover Illustration The poor community of Soul City Extension 2 sits near a gold mine waste dump in the West Rand
Over the past three decades, the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Tanzania has been increasingly important for poverty alleviation nationally Tanzania, Africa’s fourth largest producer of gold (after South Africa, Ghana, and Mali), is experiencing a boom in its mining industry
Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practic Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining process These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have .
The papers published in the SAIMM Journal are refereed and edited according to internationally accepted standards and are accredited for rating purpose by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training Printed Journal: ISSN 2225-6253 Key title: Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Dec 11, 2017· Illegal mining activities The value of illegal mining and dealing of metals and diamonds in South Africa is estimated to be more than R7 billion per year The South African gold sector has been the most adversely impacted by illegal mining within the industry, according to the companies included in the study
Learn about the impacts of a major LNG project on communities in Papua New Guinea Read our case study Out of Sight, Out of Mined Poor environmental practices by mining companies can impact on the people who depend on clean water for their livelihoods (see below)
region In this year’s edition of State of Mining in Africa – In the spotlight, we take a further look at, and reflect back on, our observations to see how the broad industry is progressing We also follow case studies that, in our view, provide good examples that support ,
Several African countries are showing concern with the effects of mining in Africa and are taking steps to resolve issu 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
To examine the effect of silica exposure, in the absence of silicosis, on the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), which is epidemic among South African gold miners Cross‐sectional study of 520 gold miners over 37 years of age Length of service, and cumulative and average dust and quartz .
Mercury Pollution in Ghana: A Case Study of Environmental Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter January 2004 with 391 Reads DOI: 101007/978-3-662-07060-4_12
Mine water and wastewater treatment solutions from Veolia Water Technologies South Africa (Veolia) help mining companies in South Africa and Africa reduce their effects on the environment with economical mine process water and wastewater treatment technologi
Positive impacts of mining - case studies Gold mining takes place on every continent except Antarctica and creates exceptional opportunities for local communiti Our case studies explore the positive effects of mining and elaborate on the transformative effect of responsible gold mining