derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

PROGRAMME. Nov 29, 2017 Mr Nikisi Lesufi, Senior Executive, Chamber of Mines of South Africa UPHES Feasibility: Case Study Germany Hard Coal Mines national strategy for the management of impacts due to derelict and ownerless mines.

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Mining Charter; Derelict and Ownerless mines: progress

11/10/2010  M anagement and rehabilitation of derelict and ownerless (DO) mines A DO mine was not merely an abandoned mine, it was a mine of which the owners were untraceable. Such a mine became the responsibility of the state. Mining in South Africa started in 1661 and the first attempts to regulate it only started in 1903, with the Transvaal Mining

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derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa History of coal mining - Wikipedia Large-scale coal mining developed during the Industrial Revolution, and coal provided the main source of primary energy for industry and transportation in

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Forsaken mines to receive R40bn repair - Miningmx

12/10/2010  The department’s identification of the sites marked “the first time in the history of South Africa that such a comprehensive database has been developed”. An assessment showed the state would need R30bn to deal with derelict and ownerless mines. However, this figure did not take into account the impact of inflation, she said.

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MTK 39/2015/16 MINTEK DERELICT AND OWNERLESS MINES

Uitkyk Mine is approximately located at coordinates 24°10'55.00" S and 29°48'20.00" E (as supplied by the CGS) on Farm Luiperdsvlei 817 KS Portion 0, within the Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality of the Capri District Municipality in Limpopo province, South Africa. The mine

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Ownerless and derelict mines rehabilitation: Department

13/05/2010  Since the start of mining in South Africa, there had been very little State involvement and this had meant that reference could not be made to any database of ownership when addressing derelict and ownerless mines. Additionally, there had been no consistence in legislation pre-unification in 1961, or even pre-1991. Only after the Mining and

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DMR rehabilitates derelict and ownerless mines, not

Currently, there are about 5 858 derelict and ownerless mines in South Africa, with the biggest number, some 1 037, in the Northern Cape, followed by 945 in the North West province.

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Derelict and Ownerless Mines Project

Figure 1.2 below shows the locations of about 6000 DO mines in South Africa. The CGS project team is continuously carrying out both desktop- and field investigations on the DO mines in Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Western Cape provinces. The field investigations are

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derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

Mining Charter; Derelict and Ownerless mines: , sustainable supply of water for South Africa Derelict and ownerless mines were often , and coal mining . Chat Now Strategy for the management of derelict and , On Jan 1, 2008 H Coetzee (and others) published: Strategy for the management of derelict and ownerless mines in South .

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Environmental issues Centre for Environmental Rights

Report of the Auditor-General to Parliament on a performance audit of the rehabilitation of abandoned mines at the Department of Minerals and Energy, October 2009; The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South Africa, 2009

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The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission

The Environmental and Health Impacts of Carbon emission from active and abandoned coal mines, in South Africa: A review of secondary data Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 May 27, 2014 Buthelezi S.A, T.C. Davies Closing Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Projects 594 and 606 ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH

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DMR rehabilitates derelict and ownerless mines, not

Currently, there are about 5 858 derelict and ownerless mines in South Africa, with the biggest number, some 1 037, in the Northern Cape, followed by 945 in the North West province.

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Ownerless and derelict mines rehabilitation: Department

Since the start of mining in South Africa, there had been very little State involvement and this had meant that reference could not be made to any database of ownership when addressing derelict and ownerless mines. Additionally, there had been no consistence in legislation pre-unification in

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More than 6k derelict mines with no owners mining

09/08/2016  South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant on Thursday said mistakes of the past, which have left the country with more than 6 000 “derelict and ownerless mines

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Strategy for the management of derelict and ownerless

South Africa's mining legacy has resulted in a large number of abandoned mines which pose ongoing environmental threats. The regulatory frame makes no provision for cases of abandoned mines

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What's left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold

15/01/2016  Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.

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IN-DEPTH: Cleaning up the mining mess Fin24

12/07/2018  Mining is a hazardous occupation and can be tough on the lungs. With about 6 000 abandoned mines across South Africa, regulators are searching for answers to irresponsible mine closure, writes investigative environmental journalist Mark Olalde. The latest draft of the hotly debated Mining

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Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine

The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South Africa defines DO mines as ‘mines whose owners or mining rights or lease holders have abandoned and are not operating nor maintaining to mitigate and manage their associated safety, health and environmental impacts and can no longer be traced.

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South Africa's Toxic Legacy Pulitzer Center

Mining built South Africa, but the country’s mining industry is dying. Pale yellow mounds of gold mine waste dot Johannesburg—called eGoli in Zulu, meaning Place of Gold—attesting to the promise of fortune, which built and now threatens the country. The country’s former breadwinner is manifested in 6,000 derelict and ownerless gold, coal, diamond and other mines scattered across South

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(PDF) Mine closure in South Africa: A survey of current

Mine closure in South Africa: A survey of current professional thinking and pract M. Milaras, F. Ahmed and T.J.M. McKay 6 Mine Closure 2014, Sandton, South Africa robust mine closure.

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DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY

of mining in South Africa requires a concerted effort to mitigate further degradation and pollution, as well as a potential impact on communities in surrounding areas. In response, the Department has: • developed a rehabilitation management strategy for derelict and ownerless mines, which is ready for tabling before and

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Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine

The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South Africa defines DO mines as ‘mines whose owners or mining rights or lease holders have abandoned and are not operating nor maintaining to mitigate and manage their associated safety, health and environmental impacts and can no longer be traced.

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IN-DEPTH: Cleaning up the mining mess Fin24

12/07/2018  Mining is a hazardous occupation and can be tough on the lungs. With about 6 000 abandoned mines across South Africa, regulators are searching for answers to irresponsible mine closure, writes investigative environmental journalist Mark Olalde. The latest draft of the hotly debated Mining

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What's left in the wake of South Africa’s abandoned gold

15/01/2016  South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources, or DMR, holds a list of 6,000 "derelict and ownerless" mines, which became the government’s problem over the years when the former owners disappeared. While the DMR slowly rehabilitates those mines — at a rate of about 10 per year — companies continue to walk away from operations such as Blyvooruitzicht, and both mining

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines -

12/11/2015  The Haunting Legacy of South Africa’s Gold Mines Thousands of abandoned gold mines are scattered across South Africa, polluting the water with toxics and filling the air with noxious dust. For the millions of people who live around these derelict sites, the health impacts can be severe.

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Environmental Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines

Mapping and assessing the environmental and health impacts of abandoned coal mine to the sorrounding community. A case study of abandoned coal mine (Eland Coal Mine) in Kibwe Basin-Troppenwasser consulting Professionals, Malawi; Ghana. Modelling public health and ecosystem impacts of abandoned mines in Ghana-Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana

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EO-Miners - Test Sites - Test Site 2. Witbank

Test Site 2. - Witbank Coalfields Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Coal mines within the Witbank Coalfield are owned and operated by a number of coal mining companies, while many mines are abandoned and may be classified as “derelict and ownerless” in terms of Section 46 of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002).

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Mine Water Pollution - Anthony Turton

Discharges of contaminated water from abandoned, derelict and/or ownerless mining sites is common to all countries where mining started prior to the promulgation of environmental legislation. In South Africa, the defunct Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO) conducted

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SOUTH AFRICA YEARBOOK 2005/06

rehabilitation of ownerless and derelict mines. The cleaning up of abandoned and ownerless asbestos dump sites was the Department of Minerals and Energy’s first rehabilitation priority. By mid-2005, 65% of the identified 578 sites, mainly in the Northern Cape and Limpopo, had been cleaned up. The rehabilitation programme for 2005/06

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10 abandoned sites in Southern Africa worth visiting

16/08/2013  10 man-made marvels and abandoned sites in Southern Africa that have been left eerily empty to haunt the landscapes they were left in. Since the beginning of time, man has devised ways to improve his existence by way of invention. Unfortunately,

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Mine Water Pollution - Anthony Turton

Discharges of contaminated water from abandoned, derelict and/or ownerless mining sites is common to all countries where mining started prior to the promulgation of environmental legislation. In South Africa, the defunct Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO) conducted

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Reflections on a quarter of a century spent looking at

Reflections on a quarter of a century spent looking at abandoned mines in South Africa Henk Coetzee Council for Geoscience Pretoria, South Africa. Why do we still see scenes like this? 3 This is also an unrehabilitated legacy mining site. Environmental impacts result from the interaction of the deposit type, host rock and characteristics, the mining methods and the receiving environment 4

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derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa. derilict and ownerless ore mines in south africa More than 6000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is in 6,000 derelict and ownerless gold, coal, diamond and other mines turn to illegal or artisanal mining, an underground industry with links to [24/7 online]

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derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa

Department of Minerals and Energy, 2009, The National Strategy DOC 文件 . The National Strategy for the Management of Derelict and Ownerless Mines in South AfricaThroughout most of South Africa’s coal and gold fields,

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Causes of Mine Decline in South Africa

The financial liability of these derelict and ownerless mines, to the state, is estimated to be R1.6 billion over 10 years but ultimately requiring a conservative estimate of R30-billion. The social and health impacts of these closures on the state remain to be determined. The Department of Mineral Resources in South Africa has a strategy to deal with these mines that have closed (DMR, 2009

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South Africa: Mines that Never Closed Pulitzer Center

15/06/2017  A data-driven investigation shows that nearly R60-billion is being held in funds for the rehabilitation of mines across South Africa. Mpumalanga, the country’s most important coal-mining province, alone holds more than R17-billion.

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Abandoned mines are seriously impacting communities and is

Abandoned mines are seriously impacting communities and is contributing to child-our 19 August 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Africa has approximately 6,000 abandoned mines, of which about 160 are in Witbank alone, that are spilling acid water and heavy metals into the environment, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a research

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abandoned mines for sale in southafrica

derilict and ownerless coal mines in south africa . Derelict and Ownerless Mines Project The renewed contract for the Derelict and , Figurebelow shows the locations of aboutDO mines in South Africa. Chat Now; abandoned mines in africa. Currently, there are aboutderelict and ownerless mines in South Africa, with the biggest number, , derilict

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R30 billion is just the start of South Africa’s mining

15/08/2012  The newly released Financial Provisions for Rehabilitation and Closure in South African Mining: Discussion Document on Challenges and Recommended Improvements report, commissioned by WWF-SA, recognises that Mining in South Africa is a key element of economic development. However, ongoing concerns regarding environmental degradation in mining areas, the high number of ownerless and abandoned

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Sustainable Use of Abandoned Mines in the SADC Region

West Rand, South Africa (2004) 18 Winze. 7 Water Wheel 3/2011 ca. 6000 abandoned (derelict ownerless) mines in South Africa only 5 remediated so far (R 42m) 8 Canada: 10,139 Japan: 5500 Australia: >4500 USA: 557,650 South Africa: ~6000 Sweden: 1000 Ireland: 128 Chile: >330 a problem of truly global dimensions (U.S. EPA) of which 4100 are uranium mines USA: nearly 20,000

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