The Law Of Mining And Sustainability In South Africa

Sustainable CSR and Mining in South Africa NGO

Sustainable CSR and Mining in South Africa. governance development ngos sustainability corporate social responsibilities. Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 15:18 Companies should invest in sustainable CSR programmes in order ensure that they contribute to addressing some of the socio-economic ills faced by vulnerable groups. Tuesday 25 June, 2013 15:18

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Mining Home .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

enhancing the sustainability of mining in South Africa. Initiatives introduced by the South African mining industry to improve safety in the country’s mines, have resulted in a more than 50% reduction in fatalities. The mining industry has adopted a zero harm policy and

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MINING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Corruption Watch

South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources, which is a direct source of foreign investment. We are said to have the world’s fifth-largest mining sector, employing 5% of the South African workforce. The mining industry is currently regulated under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development

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Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry

Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry Who we are The CSMI is one of three centres integral to the Wits Mining Institute, under the Directorship of Prof Fred Cawood.

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Chapter 2 Sustainability in South Africa

Sustainability in South Africa 16. Sustainability in South Africa 16. Chapter 2. Sustainability in South Africa. The following section outlines sustainability theory and how this has progressed over the last four decades. It is important to understand . the sustainability principles in the context of future growth and development in South

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Mining 2020 Laws and Regulations South Africa

Mining Laws and Regulations covering issues in South Africa of Relevant Authorities and Legislation, Recent Political Developments, Transfer and Encumbrance. Mining Laws and Regulations covering issues in South Africa of Relevant Authorities and Legislation advancing employment and promoting the sustainable and ecological development

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South African environmental law Wikipedia

South African environmental law describes the legal rules in South Africa relating to the social, economic, philosophical and jurisprudential issues raised by attempts to protect and conserve the environment in South Africa. South African environmental law encompasses natural resource conservation and utilization, as well as land-use planning

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Environmental sustainability Diamond mining in

Mining in South Africa also changed the environment with deforestation, dams, re-routed rivers, abandoned open pit mines and the endangerment of 45 endemic plant species. The De Beers diamond mining company has also not being very environmentally sustainable leaving the equivalent of 2,000 football fields of land that can no longer be inhabited.

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Mining-relevant legislation

Applying the law (as a minimum requirement) is one of the six principles outlined in the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline that should be applied towards good decision making when addressing biodiversity issues and impacts in a mining context. South Africa has sound environmental legislation aimed at achieving sustainable development, including

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Here's a look at South Africa's revised Mining Charter

27-9-2018· The gazetting of the Mining Charter 2018 is a step towards creating regulatory and policy certainty in South Africa’s mining industry, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. The gazetting of the Charter on Thursday brings to culmination

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Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa's Mining

South Africa’s transition to democracy brought wholesale political, institutional and social changes. These changes affected the concept and role of CSR in two ways. First, South Africa’s capital markets became closely linked to international markets, pred-ominantly through the listing of mining companies

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Prospecting and Mining Law Wits University

Prospecting and Mining Law. The Prospecting and Mining Law postgraduate certificate course aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of the South African law of prospecting and mining. The principal focus is on domestic law but comparative and particularly African mining law will also be considered

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Environmental law: Sustainable development and

While sustainability is a global imperative, it also is an activity governed at a domestic level by the interests and resources of each country. The common law in South Africa traditionally focuses on the private rights of legal persons while environmental law aims at executing the public interest in environmental health.

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Sustainable mining: an inherent contradiction in

5-1-2015· Striking platinum miners sing and dance at a rally near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in South Africa in April. Photograph: MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS “There’s a huge amount of issues with human rights and labor laws,” said Peter Bryant, a senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network and co-chair of the working group that produced the framework.

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Does the mining industry have a future in South

15-2-2018· Tomorrow, the fifth President of South Africa since the end of apartheid, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver a State of the Nation Address that will hopefully set South Africa once more on a sustainable trajectory of economic growth, in which the mining sector one the country’s oldest and largest industries is destined to play a

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Sustainable Development in South Africa Ackoff

Development Problems and Unemployment in South Africa South Africa is still a developing nation. It relies too much on extractive industries (industries that take natural resources out of the environment like mining) and on exporting natural resources in their raw forms. These industries limit South Africa

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Mining Environment News South Africa

We have been covering Mining issues in South Africa extensively for the past 17 years More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve Mining is damaging the sustainability Environmental Laws and Legislation in South Africa; Laws and Procedures; Notice of EIA Process / Government Notice; Contact Us.

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Environmental Affairs Mineral Resources

1. Apply the law (as a minimum) South Africa has sound environmental legislation aimed at achieving sustainable development, including laws that support public participation, impact assessment and environmental management. A network of legislation exists in South Africa that is geared towards sustainable development and the

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Mining News in South Africa Bizcommunity

Mining activities continue to dispossess black families in South Africa. Dispossession in South Africa is associated with the period of colonialism and apartheid. As a result, not much consideration is given to how previously marginalised black communities continue to be dispossessed by coal-mining activities in democratic South Africa...

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Mining industry and sustainable development:

Mining regions are now often located in remote areas of north of Canada and Australia, and in developing countries in South America, Asia, and Africa, often with less stringent mining laws and weaker environmental regulations (Miranda et al. 1998; World Bank, 2002, 2017a).

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Presentation on mining, communities, and

Mining, communities, and sustainable development. Presentation by Dr Camillus Kassala, Cape Town. 2 February 2010. Introduction. We are an Interfaith platform representing religious civil society organizations from Southern Africa, particularly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

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Challenges facing the South African Mining

Challenges facing the South African Mining Industry by Prof Cyril O’Connor. Hence it is critical for South Africa to develop a strong and sustainable mining industry that contributes meaningfully to the economic growth of the country and to the enhancement of the quality of life of all its citizens.

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Sustainable Development in the South African

Abstract. The South African mining industry is increasingly embracing cleaner production (CP), albeit at a slow pace. Environmental management accounting (EMA) is still poor, in spite of increased awareness of the concept of triple bottom-line accounting.

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Three Sustainable Mining Policy and Legislative Framework

Three Sustainable Mining Policy and Legislative Framework For most of its history, the mining industry in South Africa has not been subjected to comprehensive environmental regulation. In recent years, however, this has changed significantly and the industry is

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A call to unshackle artisanal miners in South Africa

Artisanal mining is illegal in South Africa, as it is not provided for in primary mining legislation. The MPRDA does provide for a mining permit, which was envisioned to provide for the regulation of all artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities occurring on a sub-industrial scale.

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Outlook for the South African mining industry

South Africa’s mining industry remains a critical component of the economy; a potential flywheel for upstream manufacturing, downstream beneficiation, and horizontal spillovers. If we are to address the problems of youth unemployment, poverty and inequality, due attention must be paid to reviving the mining

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Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa's Mining

Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa's Mining Industry: Redressing the Legacy of Apartheid Madeleine Busacca Claremont McKenna College This Open Access Senior Thesis is brought to you by [email protected] It has been accepted for inclusion in

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The Mining Policy Framework IISD

through its Mining Policy Framework for Mining and Sustainable Development (MPF). At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002, delegates from a number of countries recognized the challenges and opportunities related to mining and sustainable development, and highlighted these concepts

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sustainable development dpme.gov.za

6.1 WHAT DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA INHERITED IN 1994 The apartheid government largely ignored issues of sustainability during its time in power, building the country’s economy around energy- and resource-intensive sectors, such as mining and agriculture. The era before 1994 was characterised by exclusionary, fragmented

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The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

Coal mining in South Africa It was mining that gave South Africa its current shape through processes from the 1880s to 1910. Gold mining took centre stage early, both because of its importance for the British and thus global monetary system and the profits to be made. Cheap

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