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  • The end of coal? Planning a 'just transition' in South Africa

    Africa — and the likely impacts of a coal phase-out — we outline the key elements of a coal transition, including available policy mechanisms and the role of subnational governments. Coal in South Africa. South Africa today relies on coal to generate 92% of its electricity and to produce roughly 20% of its liquid . fuels (Department of

  • South African campaigners push for faster coal exit in

    Jan 26, 2021· There is “lack of vision” if all Eskom sees is “black bodies… mining the hell of anything that’s available,” he said. In 2019, there were 51 deaths in South Africa’s mining industry which mining minister Gwede Mantashe described as a record low. “From coal to gold, it’s death,” Khambule said.

  • The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa Carbon Brief

    Employment in coal mining peaked at around 135,000 in 1981 and had fallen to 80,000 by 2015, equivalent to 0.5% of total employment in South Africa. The 2018 IRC says the government will produce a socio-economic impact analysis on the community impacts of post-2030 coal decommissioning.

  • 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

  • Socio-Economically Sustainable Communities Post Mine

    Socio-Economically Sustainable Communities Post Mine Closure ⎯ A Case Study of the South African Coal Mining Industry. Molapo, MP & Chunderdoojh, BP 2006, 'Socio-Economically Sustainable Communities Post Mine Closure ⎯ A Case Study of the South African Coal Mining Industry', in AB Fourie & M Tibbett (eds), Proceedings of the First

  • MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE …

    As a result of this and due to the resultant socio-economic impacts on neighbouring communities, the mining industry, more than any other industrial sector, is under constant public pressure to demonstrate continued commitment 2011 Total Coal South Africa Forzando North NEMA RoD Compliance Audit Forzando North Coal Mine

  • The top risks facing the South African mining industry

    Nov 21, 2017· “Safety is probably one of the biggest success stories for the mining industry over the last 20 years. In a country where the general safety culture is very weak, as for example reflected in road deaths, the mining industry has done extremely well to reduce fatalities from above a 1 000 a year less than 20 years ago to the current levels in

  • History of mining in South Africa: The key events

    May 20, 2019· The construction of power stations on the coal fields of Witbank and Delmas established fossil fuels, and by extension mining, as the primary source of South African power, while the combination of the Venterspost, Libanon and Kloof gold mines into a single operation by 1968 established a project that has gone on to produce around 15,000kg of

  • WHY MINING STILL MATTERS - South African Institute of Race

    ineffi cient administration of mining licences. Other factors in the socio-political environment also weigh heavily on investors’ feelings towards South Africa’s mining industry. During the fi ve years from 2013 to 2017, the global perception of the attractiveness of mining poli-cies in South Africa …

  • Management of Environmental Impacts from Coal Mining …

    Coal Mining South Africa’s coal mining industry is the second largest mining sector after gold, with sales contributing 16% of export revenue in 2003 (R20 billion in 2000, equivalent to e1.98 environmental, socio-economic, political and financial risks (Adler & Rascher, 2007).

  • Mining Countries of Africa - Mining Africa

    Minerals: Gold, columbite, wolframite, tantalite, bitumen, iron ore and uranium Independence: 1 October 1960 Area: 923,768 km2 Mining fact:Despite massive mineral wealth, the Nigerian mining industry is vastly underdeveloped and only accounts for 0.3% of the country’s GDP – and this due to oil resources.The underdevelopment is resulting in Nigeria having to import processed minerals, even

  • MINING: Mozambique - Country mining guide

    Vast coal reserves and significant potential for additional mineral deposits in Mozambique position the country as one of the most important growth stories in the global mining sector going forward. Mozambique is set to benefit from large coal demand from China and India and could well become one of the 10 largest coal exporters globally by 2017.

  • The_South_African_coal_mining_industry_A_need_for_.pdf

    317 The South African Coal Mining Industry: A Need for a More Efficient and Collaborative Supply Chain Part of the challenge experienced by the South African coal mining industry is aptly captured by the following excerpt from the Department of Transport (2005:14):The freight system in South Africa is fraught with inefficiencies at system and firm levels.

  • Finding our ‘just transition’ away from coal African

    Jul 09, 2020· O n South Africa’s energy landscape, a vision is taking shape – to not just a move away from burning coal for power, but to do so in a way that creates opportunities for those with the most to lose. SRK Consulting is focused on two key aspects of this process: the ongoing development and implementation of best practice in responsible coal mining; and contributing toward an understanding …

  • South African Coal Mining Industry Socio

    South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic. South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic Attributes Coal has been an important commodity in South Africa for many years and it is one of the oldest mining enterprises in the country. Its role since 1923 as a primary source of energy has steered the economy and society to prosperity.

  • Mining industry affected by escalating social, economic

    Nov 28, 2011· The global mining industry is facing intensifying social, economic and political challenges, which means companies must incorporate more complex scenarios into their strategic planning, says a new

  • overview and lessons for the socio-economic aspects of

    Closure processes are multi-contextual; while South African coal-mining has a number of indigenous historical, cultural, and social factors distinguishing it from mining in other parts of the world, certain generic approaches have application. There is simultaneously a paucity of research into the management of socio-economic risk relating to

  • (PDF) South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

    Coal has been an important commodity in South Africa for many years and it is one of the oldest mining enterprises in the country. Its role since 1923 as a primary source of energy has steered the

  • Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected

    Apr 16, 2019· [56] South African Human Rights Commission, “National Hearing on the Underlying Socio-economic Challenges of Mining-affected Communities in South Africa,” p. 68 – 70, https://.sahrc

  • The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

    Oct 03, 2018· Eunomix has completed an independent empirical analysis of the impact mineral policy has had on the performance and socioeconomic contribution on the mining sector in South Africa over the past 20 years. The report outlines how mineral policies drive the operational, performance and investment decisions of mining producers.

  • The socio-economic effects of mechanising and/or

    mining industry. They postulate that mechanisation results in less labour-intensive requirements from humans and, as such, women and occupationally challenged workers can still be accommodated by the industry. Other socio-economic effects that were suggested by Kaupp et al. (2010) are that

  • EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING …

    To explore the extent to which the mining industry is committed to the sustainability of socio-economic development projects in mining communities. To find out which elements of the social and labour plans are more popular among projects implemented by the mining companies, i.e. why are certain elements in the social and labour plans preferred

  • COAL MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN …

    Jun 10, 2017· The mining and mineral industry plays an important role in the economic and socio-political development of South Africa and India. Coal Mining is generally considered to be an environmentally unfriendly activity as all the component of environment are affected by various operations in mining and associate activities.

  • "The Socioeconomic Impact of Coal in the Appalachian

    Aug 08, 2014· The coal debate seems to be in a state of inertia. Proponents of coal claim the industry brings economic benefit to Kentucky. Environmentalists claim the industry creates irreparable harm to the Appalachian Mountain region. While these opinions are not unfounded, seldom do stakeholders explore the impact incurred directly in the Appalachian communities that mine coal.

  • South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

    South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic Attributes. Ken Mathu, Richard Chinomona. Abstract. Coal has been an important commodity in South Africa for many years and it is one of the oldest mining enterprises in the country. Its role since 1923 as a primary source of energy has steered the economy and society to prosperity.

  • Coal Mining in Africa - Mining Africa

    Coal Mining Set to Expand in Africa Botswana is the largest diamond miner in the world and is also known for its coal reserves. In recent years it has discovered that Botswana has over 200 billion tonnes of coal reserves and the development of the coal industry has become a major priority.

  • South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic Attributes

    The socio-economic attributes of coal mining industry in South Africa can be chronicled from domestic to industrial applications. The social impacts range from home to institutional energy use.

  • Mining - Sustainable Development

    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 wellness of employees as a top priority. Since the mid-1990s, government has sought to promote black economic empowerment in the mining industry.

  • Environment - Mining for schools

    The coal industry understands that South Africa is a water scarce country and that water is a precious resource. The industry’s most important water management principle is to responsibly source and use water, in a way that has minimum negative impact on stakeholders and allows host communities to meet their socio economic needs.

  • Socio-economically sustainable communities post mine

    Molefe, N., Molapo, M. P. & Chunderdoojh, B. P. (2006). Socio-economically sustainable communities post mine closure - A case study of the South African coal mining industry. In A.B. Fourie & M. Tibbett (Eds.), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Mine Closure. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth (pp. 819-827).

  • Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

    The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways. At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities. In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12% of the mining workforce – more than 65,000 workers – and it is estimated that more than US$1 billion in wages are paid to its workforce each year.

  • Review of the South African Coal Mining Industry

    increase of the number of small (more labour intensive) operations, the coal mining industry's labour force has increased from 83 200 to 85 100 workers from 2011 to 2012. COAL EXPORTS 2012–2014 In 2012, South African coal was exported to 34 countries, of which India, China,

  • The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Mining Sector - Africa

    Mar 25, 2021· South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s share price has lost over 60% in the past four weeks while Impala Platinum has lost a similar percentage, and Anglo American is down by as much as 40%. Covid-19 shakes mining sector The response to the pandemic from governments and markets has shaken the mining industry.

  • Mining and tax in South Africa: Costs and benefits

    major changes to the structure of the mining industry and the power of the large companies, some of which had profited under the apartheid regime and which continued to operate in the new era. In particular, the industry remained overwhelmingly controlled by whites. The government’s Mining Charter (‘The broad-based socio-

  • South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

    South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic Attributes. Ken Mathu, Richard Chinomona. Abstract. Coal has been an important commodity in South Africa for many years and it is one of the oldest mining enterprises in the country. Its role since 1923 as a primary source of energy has steered the economy and society to prosperity.

  • The impact of coal mining on the environment and community

    Particular focus is placed on coal mining in the Mpumalanga Province, which accounts for over 84% of South Africa's coal production. This was done with a view to developing a better understanding of the interrelationships between the coal mining industry and the local environment and society in …

  • 1 IntroductIon to south AfrIcAn coAl mInIng And explorAtIon

    the importance of coal mining in south Africa Coal is South Africa’s most plentiful and cheapest source of energy. The coal has a low to moderate heat value and high ash content, but mining the coal is cheap when compared with the international industry. The major economic development that took place in South Africa

  • South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

    The interactions of the role players in the coal mining industry commencing with the government regulations, supply chain members, employees and the society who are the beneficiaries of the process underpins the socio-economic attributes of the industry. DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n14p34

  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    2.1 The Importance of Mining in terms of its Contri-bution to Value Added in the South African Econ-omy In this section we examine the contribution of the mining sector to South African output in terms ofthe real value addedcontributed by the three ag-gregate SouthAfrican mining sectors: Coal, …

  • Mining’s contribution to national economies between 1996

    Jun 12, 2019· Ten countries among the 20 countries where mining contributes most (highest MCI-Wr score) have moved up one or two steps in the World Bank’s country classification between 1996 and 2016. In particular, African countries have benefitted. Socio-economic development indicators also show signs of progress for African mineral-rich countries.