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EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING …

2.3 Understanding South Africa's Mining Industry and Economic Development ..... 10 2.4 South Africa Mining industry: Contention and Ambiguity ..... 12 2.5 Mining and the livelihoods of local communities: Contribution towards socio-economic

How to ensure communities living near mining activities ...

May 08, 2018· How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal. The South African government and the Chamber of Mines are in the …

Tackle health, environmental impacts ... - Sub-Saharan Africa

May 17, 2018· The negative effects of mining tailings are affecting many parts of Africa as their toxic elements get into the water systems and soils and eventually the food chain. "Whether in Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria or South Africa, the problem is the same and unless addressed, we are sitting on a time bomb of [mining-induced] diseases," Ngure tells ...

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

A history of mining in South Africa. ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa's first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure, and saw hundreds ...

The Future of Mining in Africa Navigating a Revolution

The Future of Mining in Africa The second domain are the regulatory shifts in African mining, and the actions that this regulation incentivises. In South Africa this includes the recent mining charter, whereas the rest of Africa is working through issues from nationalisation through taxation amendments. Managing the …

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

Aug 27, 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 …

Impact Of Mining On Communities South Africa

Examining the socioeconomic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of amajuba district mining communities 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 the mismatch that exists between the social and labour plans and the current.

Mining in Africa - World Bank

The Approach to Assessing the Local Effects of Mining 10 Are Mining Communities Seeing Welfare Gains? 14 Assessing the Role of Government 27 Policy Priorities for Addressing the Local Impacts of Mining 29 Notes 31 References 31 2 Local Impacts of Resource Abundance: What Have We Learned? 33 Introduction 33

Mineral policy impact on South Africa's mining sector An ...

It recommended that mining policy no l onger be modelled on hydrocarbon policy, as mineral policy has an outsized impact on rent formation, and therefore on investment and production compared with hydrocarbon policy. We are in the process of updating this study to 2015 data. • The socioeconomic impact of mining on the South African city of ...

THE EFFECTS OF MINERAL REVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Oct 05, 2014· The interior of South Africa became so important to the colonialists that the balance of power was tipped firmly in favor of the whites and the African states were eclipsed. It was mineral revolution that transformed South Africa from subsistence economy …

Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the ...

Feb 21, 2019· Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative, and direct and indirect ways. Mining can yield a range of benefits to societies, but it may also cause conflict, not least in relation to above …

The impact of mining on agricultural land – AgriOrbit

Apr 11, 2019· Immense impact. Mining is a reality in South Africa, and it cannot be wished away. But the impact a mine has on a farm or a community is so great that this cannot be overlooked either. Janse says the impact of mining on a farming community can be enormous. "Even if the mine is on the neighbouring farm, it may have an impact on your farm.

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

Jul 21, 2019· Mining-affected communities in South Africa are living in a social, economic and environmental crisis generated by the mining sector's drive …

Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review and ...

Aug 01, 2018· From the review of the studies emerged that impacts of mining relates mainly to three areas: land use and territorial aspects, environmental impacts affecting health, and human rights. Moreover, demography-related impacts emerged, especially in terms of migration and gender imbalance in the mining communities.

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

Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba District mining communities. ... 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. ... the mismatch that exists between the social and labour plans and the current ...

Impact of Covid-19 on the South African economy

Impact of Covid-19 on the South African economy iii Notes: Agri&ff = Agriculture, fishing and forestry, Trdacc = Trade and accommodation services, Fin&bs = Financial and business services. Figure ES2: Impacts on value added for broad industries for the full shock, as percentage deviations

Potential socio-economic consequences of mine closure

R286 billion towards the South African gross domestic product, directly employed 457 698 individuals and indirectly supported roughly 4.5 million people (Chamber of Mines of South Africa 2017:6). For this reason, mining communities are potentially adversely affected by mine closures (Jenkins & Obara 2008:3; Limpitlaw 2004:1).

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

Greenpeace South Africa report: Coal's Hidden Water Cost to South Africa South Africa is facing a national water conflict, and coal is right in the middle of it. It is projected that South Africa will experience a supply and demand shortfall of 2.7 billion cubic metres of water by 2030.

Accountants can reduce the environmental impact of mining ...

Sep 22, 2021· Accountants can reduce the environmental impact of mining: pointers for South Africa September 22, 2021 10.15am EDT. ... How South Africa's …

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment. 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.".

(PDF) Impacts of Coal Mining in Witbank, Mpumalanga ...

Coal mining plays a critical role in the economy of South Africa though posing detrimental environmental effects on aquatic life and the terrestrial environments with one of the major impacts ...

Corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining ...

Corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry: an assessment. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda has been a part of the global debate on socio-economic development for many decades. Countless claims have been made that CSR can contribute towards more. inclusive development and the alleviation of poverty.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN …

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.

Mining in South Africa: The Challenges and Opportunities

Mining in South Africa: the challenges and the opportunities 2 September 2016 18 • Non-gold mining sector can grow at 3-5% pa, resulting in more balanced country growth rate (double size of non-gold mining by 2028). • If mining had grown at same pace as rest of economy between 1994 and 2013, country's growth rate would have been 4% (not 3.2%)

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.

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

May 02, 2018· The prevalence of asthma among the children in communities located near mine dumps – between 10% and 13% – was consistent with other studies conducted in …

A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities

communities can take to address the challenges that mining poses on communities. Coal mining, and mining in general, are activities central to South Africa's economy. The Government regulates the mining of minerals through the law, which mining companies have to …

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 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 billion in wages are paid to its workforce each year.

Mining impact on communities' livelihoods: A case study of ...

Jan 18, 2020· Mining has been blamed globally for harmful and impoverishing effects. Most countries are rich sources of gemstone, yet there is very little development, since miners, and those around mining sites, still live in abject poverty. This study sought answers on: "how mining activities have affected communities' livelihoods?". Data was gathered from, Mwatate Sub-county, Taita Taveta County ...

Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental …

Mining is an important industry in South Africa, but it is also an industry with a damaging impact. Mining often pollutes the water, air and soil, and can disrupt farming activities and community life. Communities throughout South Africa struggle to defend their rights to their land, to their environment and to their resources when

Environment of Fear in South Africa's Mining-Affected ...

Apr 16, 2019· The South African Commission for Human Rights has found that many mining-affected communities across South Africa are experiencing "the creation of tension and division within communities as a ...

The perceptual impact of enterprise development on mining ...

The perceptual impact of enterprise development on mining communities in South Africa Owen Mthabini Student number: 0304482M Supervisor: Dr Rob Venter A research report submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree

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.