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impact of mining on communities south africa

South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and the ...

27/08/2018  Mining-affected communities across South Africa have said that mining needs to respect the customary rights of the people who have lived on the land for generations, even if

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How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment 28 August 2018 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: “ [T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment.”

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SAHRC Mining Communities Report Final

Furthermore, existing socio-economic challenges in mining-affected communities are compounded by a lack of coordination and cooperation among industry stakeholders and a general disregard for South Africa’s unique context and the cultural affiliation to land that grounds social relations and livelihoods.

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EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON THE ...

mining communities and if they are aligned to the development agenda of the local government. In order to understand the mismatch that exists between the social and labour plans and the current appalling socio-economic conditions of the mining communities, the study utilised qualitative research methods for collecting relevant data. Using multi-stage sampling methods, community members ...

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Mining-affected communities are in a crisis which prese...

21/07/2019  Mining-affected communities in South Africa are living in a social, economic and environmental crisis generated by the mining sector’s drive

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Mines slammed in social impact study on local communities ...

06/02/2019  LONDON – South Africa’s mining sector is in the top five in the world in terms of its GDP-value. It is also the sector that President Cyril Ramaphosa regards as crucial to reversing sluggish economic growth. The mineral wealth should be a huge blessing, but ActionAid says it is not for communities living around the mines.

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How does the mining sector impact the South African ...

24/06/2021  Mining has had a larger impact on shaping the South African economy than any other sector. It transformed a predominantly rural economy into an industrial one. It resulted in the development of Kimberley, Johannesburg, and other cities. It attracted massive amounts of foreign cash. It required the creation of stock exchanges, colleges, and other contemporary institutions. Exploiting tiny veins ...

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SAHRC Mining Communities Report Final

Mining-affected Communities in South Africa 4 The Commission finds that due to the potentially severe impact of mining-related activities on sensitive and protected areas, mining licences should be granted only in exceptional circumstances, under restricted conditions, and following public consultation. The Commission further finds that ...

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EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON

mining communities and if they are aligned to the development agenda of the local government. In order to understand the mismatch that exists between the social and labour plans and the current appalling socio-economic conditions of the mining communities, the study utilised qualitative research methods for collecting relevant data. Using multi-stage sampling methods, community members ...

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Social impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

A negative impact of diamond mining in South Africa would be the change that happens in communities. The sudden influx of money into a South African community has shown to create social tensions and increased amounts of abuse and family violence. This is an indirect and long-term social effect and change that is definitely unsustainable. This change happens because the working hours

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

02/05/2018  Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy, with ...

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and community ...

DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa TI - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality ...

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Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

Coal mining supports local communities and provides a big boost to regional and national economies. The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. 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 ...

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Interview: The Dangers of Opposing Mining in South Africa ...

16/04/2019  Birgit Schwarz talks to Robby Mokgalaka, Coal Campaign manager at groundWork, a South African environmental justice organization, about the impact of mining on rural communities and the dangers of ...

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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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The devastating impact of Gold Mining in South Africa ...

20/02/2019  An investigation conducted by North-West University in South Africa in 2013 showed that Johannesburg contains about 600,000 tons of uranium. "What I find particularly scandalous is to take the worst possible material, which is uranium, grind it into dust comparable to flour and make a hill out of it, and put it into a place where people live. That is a colossally bad idea," said geologist Igor ...

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How does the mining sector impact the South African ...

24/06/2021  Mining has had a larger impact on shaping the South African economy than any other sector. It transformed a predominantly rural economy into an industrial one. It resulted in the development of Kimberley, Johannesburg, and other cities. It attracted massive amounts of foreign cash. It required the creation of stock exchanges, colleges, and other contemporary institutions. Exploiting tiny veins ...

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SAHRC Mining Communities Report Final

Mining-affected Communities in South Africa 4 The Commission finds that due to the potentially severe impact of mining-related activities on sensitive and protected areas, mining licences should be granted only in exceptional circumstances, under restricted conditions, and following public consultation. The Commission further finds that ...

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A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities

South Africa. The social, economic and environmental priorities of the LRC are shaped by the communities we serve. As a client-focussed and responsive organisation, the LRC has an extensive track-record of successful litigation. While litigating in South Africa remains the primary activity for LRC lawyers, the organisation also engages with community-based advice offices, community ...

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Social impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

A negative impact of diamond mining in South Africa would be the change that happens in communities. The sudden influx of money into a South African community has shown to create social tensions and increased amounts of abuse and family violence. This is an indirect and long-term social effect and change that is definitely unsustainable. This change happens because the working hours

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How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw ...

14/07/2019  How South Africa’s rural communities are getting a raw deal from mining. Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and community ...

DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa TI - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality ...

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South Africa: Mining Communities Bear the Burden of ...

09/07/2020  Research has shown that living within 2km of a mine or a mine dump in South Africa (about 1.6 million people) results in elevated adverse respiratory health effects. Community

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Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

Coal mining supports local communities and provides a big boost to regional and national economies. The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. 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 ...

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Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the ...

Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba District mining communities. View/ Open. Thesis (826.2Kb) Date 2015. Author. Ngobese, Sihlangu Sixtus. Metadata Show full item record. Abstract. 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 ...

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COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY MINING STAND TOGETHER TO

12/02/2019  Despite numerous efforts to engage the mining company and the South African government on this issue since 2015, both the government and the mining company have ignored their concerns. Says Cloete, “We were promised jobs and development in the community, but instead they brought workers from outside, including from Xolobeni. The social and labour plans were not made

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A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities

South Africa. The social, economic and environmental priorities of the LRC are shaped by the communities we serve. As a client-focussed and responsive organisation, the LRC has an extensive track-record of successful litigation. While litigating in South Africa remains the primary activity for LRC lawyers, the organisation also engages with community-based advice offices, community ...

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How does the mining sector impact the South African ...

24/06/2021  Mining has had a larger impact on shaping the South African economy than any other sector. It transformed a predominantly rural economy into an industrial one. It resulted in the development of Kimberley, Johannesburg, and other cities. It attracted massive amounts of foreign cash. It required the creation of stock exchanges, colleges, and other contemporary institutions. Exploiting tiny veins ...

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The impact of coal mining on the environment and community ...

DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality of life: a case study investigation of the impacts and conflicts associated with coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa TI - The impact of coal mining on the environment and community quality ...

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How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw ...

14/07/2019  How South Africa’s rural communities are getting a raw deal from mining. Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities

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South Africa: Mining Communities Bear the Burden of ...

09/07/2020  Research has shown that living within 2km of a mine or a mine dump in South Africa (about 1.6 million people) results in elevated adverse respiratory health effects. Community

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Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the ...

Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba District mining communities. View/ Open. Thesis (826.2Kb) Date 2015. Author. Ngobese, Sihlangu Sixtus. Metadata Show full item record. Abstract. 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 ...

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Communities to benefit from mining ... - Mining Review Africa

14/01/2019  South Africa has moved a long way towards creating the much-needed stability in the sector with the extensive consultation process and subsequent publication of Mining Charter 2018, and the withdrawal of the contentious amendments to South Africa’s primary mining law, namely the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No. 28 of 2002.

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COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY MINING STAND TOGETHER TO

12/02/2019  Despite numerous efforts to engage the mining company and the South African government on this issue since 2015, both the government and the mining company have ignored their concerns. Says Cloete, “We were promised jobs and development in the community, but instead they brought workers from outside, including from Xolobeni. The social and labour plans were not made

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Rural livelihoods, large-scale mining and agrarian change ...

01/09/2017  A 2008 report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) makes important observations in relation to the inadequacies of domestic legislation and impacts of mining on local communities in Mapela area. First, the report notes that international experience reveals that in various countries domestic legislation falls short in meeting international standards and safeguards for

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Modernisation - Minerals Council South Africa

Like modernisation needs mining, South African mining needs modernisation. Over the last decade, multi-factor productivity in South Africa, has fallen by 7.6%. Mining cost inflation was 2% to 3% higher annually than general inflation, leading to two thirds of our output being on the upper half of the global mining cost curve. Mining output declined by 10% and minerals sales contracted by 11% ...

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