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Coal production in SA: past, present, future

Coal production in SA: past, present, future

By Dineo Phoshoko

Coal is a significant energy source. South Africa is fortunate to be a coal producing country, however coal production has a negative impact on the environment because it is largely used as a fuel source in generating electricity. There are other advantages of coal, especially for South Africa’s economy.

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Beyond the Mining Charter: how mines can stimulate transformation

Beyond the Mining Charter: how mines can stimulate transformation

EXCLUSIVE: Maritha Erasmus, CEO of Managing Transformation Solutions (MTS), provides insight on the Mining Charter and transformation in the mining industry.

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Looking at the feasibility of the ‘One Environmental System

Looking at the feasibility of the ‘One Environmental System

By Ntsako Khosa

It’s been over two years since the ‘One Environmental System’ was implemented. Despite much backlash and criticism from mining bodies, government has remained adamant to improving the ease of doing business and further enhancing South Africa’s global competitiveness as a mining investment jurisdiction. With the system being one way of reaching that goal, we look at how (and if) the system has curtailed the devastating effects of mining.

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The effects of sulphur

By Ntsako Khosa

Mining poses a number of health and environmental issues. We consider the ramifications of sulphur.

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