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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines Yale E360

Nov 12, 2015 · The former apartheid government placed many settlements near or even on top of the mining waste dumps. In 2013, mining companies produced 562,000 times as much waste as gold, according to the South African Chamber of Mines. A decade before, that same ratio was less than half as large, at 212,000 to 1.

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South Africa: Mines Shut Eyes to Dump Hazard allAfrica.com

Aug 30, 2001 · Many communities on West Rand and East Rand are exposed to health risks. Gold mines remain reluctant to rehabilitate their mine dumps in Gauteng, despite the fact that there are 260 mine dumps on

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Gauteng's mine dumps brimming with radioactive uranium

Oct 15, 2015 · The 400km 2 of bright yellow mine dumps stered around the province are laden with 600,000 tons of the radioactive heavy metal uranium, inadvertently excavated through gold mining processes over the last century. "Gold and uranium occur in the same geological environment and with gold mining, uranium is often also brought to the surface," explains Professor Frank Winde, a North

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Radioactive city: how Johannesburg's townships are paying

Jul 06, 2015 · The Guardian Back to home Much of the waste from 600 abandoned mines around South Africa's largest city is piled high next to residential communities – most of

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(PDF) Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa

In a study of impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa by Ochieng et. al. (2010) found that there was increase of acid mine drainage (AMD) presence in the streams/rivers which

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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine

South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by

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Mining Weekly Contractor finds value in gold mine dumps

Although tailings retreatment is not new to South Africa, the country's mine dumps, especially those of the gold mining sector, still hold immeasurable value that could increase the

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa SciELO

Past experiences of the impact of acid mine drainage on water quality in South Africa Gold mining Gold tailings dumps have been a feature of the landscape around the large gold mining towns since mining began, and as described above, have been discharging polluted water for decades. The effect of this socalled diffuse pollution has

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa SciELO

Past experiences of the impact of acid mine drainage on water quality in South Africa Gold mining Gold tailings dumps have been a feature of the landscape around the large gold mining towns since mining began, and as described above, have been discharging polluted water for decades. The effect of this socalled diffuse pollution has

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The thirdlargest gold mining company in the world plans

May 09, 2019 · The thirdlargest gold mining company in the world, measured by production, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, on Thursday, May 9, revealed that it is reviewing the option of divesting from South Africa. "We will be looking for companies such that we can place the assets in strong hands, in financial and

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of

May 02, 2018 · Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

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. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining

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Mine Dumps in South Africa: an Ownership Dilemma

Nov 06, 2013 · The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage. In laymen's terms the phrase 'mine dump' refers to an area where excess material containing forms of mineral(s) were left (either valuable or of no value to the miner) by the person who won the minerals from the earth in

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South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

Oct 12, 2016 · South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, a

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The Toxic Landscape of Johannesburg's Gold Mines WIRED

More than a century of gold mining has left towering piles of bleached mine waste, known as "tailings," all over Johannesburg's landscape. Discovery of gold in the region in 1886 led to the

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Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum

impacts of platinum mining: Report from South Africa Eugene Cairncross, on behalf of PHM solid waste dumps, dust, loss of land, social impacts Air and water pollution, Health and environmental impacts of gold and platinum mining: report from South Africa

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South Africa: Mines Shut Eyes to Dump Hazard allAfrica.com

Aug 30, 2001 · Many communities on West Rand and East Rand are exposed to health risks. Gold mines remain reluctant to rehabilitate their mine dumps in Gauteng, despite the fact that there are 260 mine dumps on

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South Africa: How Mine Dumps in South Africa Affect the

Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country's economy, with

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

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. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining

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South Africa: How Mine Dumps in South Africa Affect the

Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country's economy, with

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Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

In 2001, the Gold Reef City developers built a casino and, as a condition of the casino license, an adjacent Apartheid Museum, which is now the preeminent museum documenting 20thcentury South Africa history. [Photo by Andrew Watkins] Mining operations in South Africa involve a series of complied landright relationships.

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Mining Law 2019 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

Prospecting rights and mining rights in South Africa can be held by foreign entities, whether natural or juristic and the whole of a mining right can be owned directly or indirectly by a foreign entity. If a foreign company conducts business in South Africa it would have to register at least as an external company in terms of the Companies Act.

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Harmony Gold (mining) Wikipedia

Harmony Gold is the third largest gold mining company in South Africa.Harmony operates in South Africa and in Papua New Guinea.The company has nine underground mines, one openpit mine and several surface operations in South Africa. In Papua New Guinea, it has Hidden Valley, an openpit gold and silver mine and a 50% interest in the Morobe Mining Joint Venture, which includes the Wafi

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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps

While gold mining has historically run afoul of environmental groups, the effort to truck waste out of South Africa's largest city and to remote landfills is being applauded by most

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