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Derelict and Ownerless Mines Project - Geoscience

2021-8-17  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

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Mining Charter; Derelict and Ownerless ... - South Africa

2010-10-11  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 Laws.

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Ownerless and derelict mines rehabilitation ... - South Africa

2010-5-13  Mr Diliza reiterated the earlier points made about the importance of the mining industry in South Africa, and said that this particular industry had a responsibility to ensure environmentally sustainable practices. Mr Diliza mentioned that there was a difference between derelict and ownerless mines, and legacy mines.

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Strategy for the management of derelict and ownerless ...

Strategy for the management of derelict and ownerless mines in South Africa January 2008 Publisher: Report by the Council for Geoscience to the Department of Minerals and Energy

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Progress on the management and rehabilitation of

2021-2-5  and ownerless mines 12 October 2010. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Definition. History of the legacy. ... This is the first time in the history of South Africa that a comprehensive database has been developed. ... • Coal Mines – Prevention of access to dangerous coal mine (Transvaal

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Department of Minerals and Energy, 2009, The National ...

2021-10-17  Dewatering of mine voids. Throughout most of South Africa’s coal and gold fields, underground mines are the principal source of AMD pollution and these include DO sites. Removing water, one of the principal reactants in pyrite oxidation, should theoretically stop the production of AMD.

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION

2021-7-7  mines for which no owner or responsible party can be found are called orphaned mines (Fields 2003). The term derelict and ownerless mine is used to define the same phenomenon in South Africa (Department of Mineral Resources 2009). For the purpose of this study, all mine sites in which mining activity has ceased and for any reason no

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Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa – THE UNDERMINERS

2018-12-15  Mining causes severe, long-term damage to the environment. It destroys ecosystems and pollutes water, soil and air. These impacts have consequences for the health and well-being of affected communities. In South Africa, mining is encroaching

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An Investigation of the Water Quality of Four Coal Mine ...

2018-9-5  these lakes are ownerless, with only a crude estimate of their exact number (De Lange et al. 2018). Furthermore, in South Africa, pit lakes are commonly associated with coal mines, especially in the Mpumalanga and KZN coal ˛ elds, which host the majority of mineable coal in the country and are associat-ed with the phenomenon of acid mine drain-

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Unathi Mahlati - Cape Town Area, South Africa ...

Rehabiliation of Derilict and Ownerless mines in South Africa SAMPLING KEI KIESKAMMAHOEK CATCHMENTS Aug 2014 - Aug 2014. Water and Sediments

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Mining Charter; Derelict and Ownerless ... - South Africa

2010-10-11  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 Laws.

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Progress on the management and rehabilitation of

2021-2-5  and ownerless mines 12 October 2010. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Definition. History of the legacy. ... This is the first time in the history of South Africa that a comprehensive database has been developed. ... • Coal Mines – Prevention of access to dangerous coal mine (Transvaal

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION

2021-7-7  mines for which no owner or responsible party can be found are called orphaned mines (Fields 2003). The term derelict and ownerless mine is used to define the same phenomenon in South Africa (Department of Mineral Resources 2009). For the purpose of this study, all mine sites in which mining activity has ceased and for any reason no

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Rehabilitation of derelict and ownerless asbestos mines ...

2016-11-25  South Africa had a total of 249 known (formal and informal) asbestos mines, which posed and continue to present differing problems in terms of the types of historical and current exposure to ...

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Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa – THE UNDERMINERS

2018-12-15  Mining causes severe, long-term damage to the environment. It destroys ecosystems and pollutes water, soil and air. These impacts have consequences for the health and well-being of affected communities. In South Africa, mining is encroaching

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Mining WWF South Africa

2021-9-27  While South Africa has legislation on mine closure and rehabilitation, there is a disconnect between policies, implementation and the reality on the ground. In addition, rigid legislation makes it difficult to implement new and innovative approaches that have the potential to both address the environmental impacts of mining and the need to ...

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South Africa: R60-Billion Held for Mines that Are Never ...

2017-6-19  South Africa, 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. This money cannot be used for rehabilitation while a mine is still operational, but the ...

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Unathi Mahlati - Cape Town Area, South Africa ...

Rehabiliation of Derilict and Ownerless mines in South Africa SAMPLING KEI KIESKAMMAHOEK CATCHMENTS Aug 2014 - Aug 2014. Water and Sediments

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R49bn to rehabilitate 6 000 mines - The Mail Guardian

2019-12-6  It is the cornerstone of South Africa’s environmental law. But, in the case of 6 000 abandoned mines being rehabilitated by the minerals department, it has failed. Subscribe for R500/year

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The legacy of Asbestos Mining in SA and its

2014-11-6  Mining Industry in SA-Background •SA is known for its mining industry. This is what put it on the global business map •It is abundant in precious metals, coal, etc. • In fact, mining is what propelled migrant labourers and big businesses to set up shop in SA. •To date, our GDP is still much dependent on the mining industry.

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Rehabilitation of derelict and ownerless asbestos mines ...

2016-11-25  South Africa had a total of 249 known (formal and informal) asbestos mines, which posed and continue to present differing problems in terms of the types of historical and current exposure to ...

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MINING AND COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA PAST

2018-1-10  gold –although south africa still has about 40% of global reserves mining is hampered by ultra-deep levels, flooding and seismic events. too dangerous for labour intensive, too costly for mechanisation. small scale, micro and survival artisanal mining is possible in abandoned, ownerless and derelict mines.

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Dr. Wayne F. Truter - AZEF

“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. The DMR’s yearly performance plan for 2012/13 committed it to the rehabilitation of 12 derelict and ownerless mines”

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16/MineralsEnergy!! 12/12/2003 11:44 am Page 454

2013-1-11  abandoned and ownerless gold, coal and other mines in South Africa, the Department is in the process of identifying and developing a data-base. The Department of Minerals and Energy, in co-operation with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and other role-players, implemented urgent short-term rehabilitation

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Mining WWF South Africa

2021-10-23  While South Africa has legislation on mine closure and rehabilitation, there is a disconnect between policies, implementation and the reality on the ground. In addition, rigid legislation makes it difficult to implement new and innovative approaches that have the potential to both address the environmental impacts of mining and the need to ...

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An Investigation of the Water Quality of Four Coal Mine ...

2018-9-5  these lakes are ownerless, with only a crude estimate of their exact number (De Lange et al. 2018). Furthermore, in South Africa, pit lakes are commonly associated with coal mines, especially in the Mpumalanga and KZN coal ˛ elds, which host the majority of mineable coal in the country and are associat-ed with the phenomenon of acid mine drain-

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R49bn to rehabilitate 6 000 mines - The Mail Guardian

2019-12-6  It is the cornerstone of South Africa’s environmental law. But, in the case of 6 000 abandoned mines being rehabilitated by the minerals department, it has failed. Subscribe for R500/year

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The legacy of Asbestos Mining in SA and its

2014-11-6  Mining Industry in SA-Background •SA is known for its mining industry. This is what put it on the global business map •It is abundant in precious metals, coal, etc. • In fact, mining is what propelled migrant labourers and big businesses to set up shop in SA. •To date, our GDP is still much dependent on the mining industry.

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The status and implications of the AMD legacy facing

2012-10-21  Map of major coal and gold fields in South Africa . In South Africa these acid streams occur mainly as a result of mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as coal mainly from Witbank and Ermelo coal fields and gold from the Witwatersrand gold fields, see Figure 1 (Durand 2012).

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Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine

2019-10-1  1. Introduction. Abandoned mines are an issue faced in many mining jurisdictions, with a number having developed plans to manage the impact of these through rehabilitation. 1 The risks posed by abandoned mines are largely related to public health and safety and the environment, but vary depending on the proximity to the community, the extent of the disturbance and ongoing pollution, the

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