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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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The African towns left with no way out after mine closures

The African towns left with no way out after mine closures

Penda Diallo, King's College London

The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there began to decrease activities in 2008 after the financial crisis and a fall in aluminium prices, the population has increasingly lived in poverty with high rates of unemployment. Families that used to provide for their extended families cannot today afford to care for the needs of their own children and immediate relatives.

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As the pioneer in cold emulsion explosives in South Africa BME has evolved this technology to new levels

Heeding environmental responsibilities

When caught up in their everyday operational and maintenance routines, companies often lose track of its environmental responsibilities. [END BLURB]

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