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Community Casebook on Mining and Environment

2014-3-24 · or mining on their land, or who may be interested in applying for such prospecting or mining rights them-selves. Specifically, it aims to empower communities through knowledge of the law. First, it describes the most important law that applies to prospecting and mining in South Africa and what this law means from the community''s perspective.

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY MINING STAND TOGETHER …

2019-2-12 · This week, mining companies are meeting with President Ramaphosa and Minister Mantashe at the annual Mining Indaba in Cape Town. While the Economic Justice Network (EJN) co-hosted the 10 th Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI). AMI brings together affected communities and faith leadership to discuss the impacts of mining on their communities.

Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

2020-7-1 · This paper provides the first comprehensive mapping and classification of all 84 mining host communities (cities, towns and villages) in South Africa that are directly influenced by large-scale mining. The communities are home to 5.4 million people, more than 10% of the national population, and are found mostly in coal, gold, platinum and ...

Charting a Way for South African Mining to Benefit …

2017-7-1 · Mining, though contributing a declining share to the South African economy, is still a significant employer and earner of foreign exchange revenue. It has a troubled past and, for good reason, was one of the first targets of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) at the dawn of South Africa''s democratic dispensation.

The rights of mining communities in South Africa – THE ...

The rights of mining communities in South Africa. South Africa has laws which fall under the Constitution. Section 24 of the Bill of Rights: Environment 24. Everyone has the right—. (a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing; and. (b) to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future ...

Guide to Legislatures and Legislative Processes Affecting ...

2021-2-2 · Resources in Africa (IANRA) and its member organisations – in particular, the South African member organisations who participated in the Mining Communities Matter project, also called Building participation and advocacy among mining communities, CSO''s and legislatures for inclusive development. This project is co-funded by the

MACUA | Nothing About Us Without Us

Nothing About Us, Without Us! Since its inception in 2012, Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) has presented a formidable point of opposition against the toxic alliance between mining companies and the government in South Africa. In the movement''s young history, there is a critical opportunity to evaluate to role that MACUA ...

South Africa: how mining damages communities and …

South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and the Environment. Katharina Rall. Researcher, Environment and Human Rights Division. All Africa. 28 August 2018. 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 ...

SAHRC Mining Communities Report Final

2018-8-22 · Mining-affected Communities in South Africa 2 and addressing the underlying socio-economic challenges experienced by mining-affected communities. Furthermore, the Report highlights that a greater focus on social and environmental sustainability coupled with the introduction of improved measures to address systemic non-compliance and

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

2021-12-10 · 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.".

EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF …

2017-3-24 · 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 rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending. The Dannhauser

Are Mining Communities to benefit under the new Mining ...

2018-10-4 · The pronouncement on the South African Mining Charter III, while it is welcomed as a step forward in creating certainty in the mining industry has left gaps in interpretation and workings around mining communities. There is an old …

Modernisation

2021-12-8 · 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 Companies in South Africa

2021-10-28 · A comprehensive list of South African mines exclusively from Africa Mining IQ, the continent''s largest online mining database. Some of the largest mining companies in South Africa have head offices in Gauteng and Johannesburg.. De Beers Consolidated Mines and the Anglo American Group are only two of the mining companies which, together with other mining …

2019-07

2019-7-21 · Mining-affected communities in South Africa are living in a social, economic and environmental crisis generated by the mining sector''s drive to generate short term profits at the expense of communities'' and workers social and economic rights, while demand for commodities is limited in a stagnant global capitalist economy.

A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities

2016-5-31 · 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 obey. Mining, by its nature, is invasive,

Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal …

2021-10-21 · Coal Mining South Africa''s coal mining industry is the second largest mining sector after gold, with sales contributing 16% of export revenue in 2003 (R20 billion in 2000, equivalent to e1.98 ... communities, since the mining industry plays an important role in providing employment and income to individuals (Warhurst & Norhona, 2000; Claassen ...

Regulating Mining in South Africa and Zimbabwe ...

2013-7-15 · Corporate social responsibility initiatives are often self-serving short-term programs that in the long term do not benefit mining communities. In this article, the mining, environment and community trilemma is investigated through the lens of …

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

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 rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending.

Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities: DPME ...

2019-10-23 · Meeting Summary. The Inter Ministerial Committee for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities was established in 2012 to address the socio-economic challenges in mining districts and their labour sending areas.This Special Presidential Package (SPP) formed part of the Social Accord signed by government, business and labour. The …

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING …

2019-6-11 · in the mining industry and local communities. The number of learners entering this programme has been steadily declining over the last few years, an indication of the improvement in the skills levels of employees in the sector. PROVIDING TECHNICAL SKILLS AND ARTISAN TRAINING Artisans are sought after around the world, including South Africa.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA GAUTENG …

2021-3-13 · 11.3 In the interest of all people living in mining affected communities in South Africa; and 11.4 In the public interest in terms of section 38(d) of the Constitution. PART A: BACKGROUND TO THE APPLICATION 12. On 26 June …

Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

A history of mining in South Africa is described and visualised. • 84 host communities near 175 large-scale mines in South Africa are identified. • Mining host communities are classified by size and level of influence of mining. • Five quantifiable parameters measure level of influence of mining on communities.