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  • Tanzania: Covid-19 - Zanzibar Government Allows

    MORE social activities, including leisure centres and religious classes are resuming gradually here, with the consent of public health authorities after the government announced that Covid-19 has ...

  • South Africa - Cultural life Britannica

    South Africa - South Africa - Cultural life: Blending Western technology with indigenous technology, Western traditions with African and Asian traditions, South Africa is a study in contrasts. It also provides lessons in how cultures can sometimes blend, sometimes collide; for example, within a short distance of one another can be found the villas of South Africa’s white elite and the tar ...

  • Research Report 2006 No 2 - University of the Free State

    It compares these proposals with the activities of 4 South African mines, as reflected in their company reports. At the same time, it compares these proposals and activities with government programmes in a variety of developmental fields. 2. Despite their well-known capacity problems, municipalities are key developmental agencies. They cover the whole of South Africa (“wall to wall local ...

  • This may be the author’s version of a work that was ...

    by mining development were eligible to participate – this included non-resident workers. Perceptions about the impact on local economies, employment, the provision of social services and recreational activities, housing, community safety, crime, lifestyle and overall community wellbeing were surveyed. Social impacts, such as the impact on ...

  • Projects Orion Minerals South Africa, Australia

    Projects. In South Africa, the company’s projects include the exploration and evaluation of the Areachap Projects (in the Northern Cape), including the Prieska Copper Project (Zinc and Copper) and the Marydale Project (Gold and Copper). Additionally, and further north, Orion Minerals is exploring the Masiqhame Project (Zinc and Copper) and the Jacomynspan Project (Nickel, Copper, Cobalt and ...

  • Chapter 9 Oceans and coasts - Department of Environmental ...

    to South Africa. The following section provides an overview . of both the extractive and non-extractive use of our oceans and coasts. 9.2.1 . Extractive resource use: mining. South Africa’s coastline is rich in mineral resources, and is predominantly mined for mineral sands and aggregates (UNOPS 2011). Some sand mining (Box 9.1), or sand winning,

  • Prieska Project (Copper, Zinc) - Orion Minerals

    Prieska Copper-Zinc Project Overview. The Prieska Copper-Zinc Project (Prieska Project) is the centrepiece of Orion’s asset portfolio. Historically mined between the 1970s and 1990s, Prieska is one of the world’s Top-30 volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) base metal deposits, with a recorded historical production of over 430k tonnes of copper and 1Mt of zinc from 46.8Mt of sulphide ore milled.

  • History South African Government

    European ContactConflictOccupationThe Mineral RevolutionGoldUnion and OppositionThe Rise of ApartheidRepressionSeparate DevelopmentDefianceStruggle DaysReformApartheid's Last DaysDemocratic GovernmentThe first European settlement in southern Africa was established by the Dutch East India Company in Table Bay (Cape Town) in 1652. Created to supply passing ships with fresh produce, the colony grew rapidly as Dutch farmers settled to grow crops. Shortly after the establishment of the colony, slaves were imported from East Africa, Madagascar and the East Indies.The first British Settlers, known as the 1820 Settlers, arrived in Algoa Bay (now Nelson Mandela Bay) on board 21 ships, the first be...
  • Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg

    Over the past century a range of factors — fluctuating international gold prices, changing demands for mining labor, the construction of infrastructure and the need to dispose of mining waste — has shaped the development of what is now the most urbanized province in South Africa. In particular, the 80-kilometer mining belt between the two cities is riddled by deep-shaft mines, where ...

  • Projects - South Africa - Orion Minerals

    While the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in Australia and South Africa is still relatively low, the spread of the virus remains concerning. We treat the spread of COVID-19 with the gravest concern and understand that these are unique circumstances that face us at a critical time in the venture. With proactive management we can assist to contain the disease.

  • Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's ...

    6/05/2020  South Africa was put under strict social and economic ... and safety representatives on South African underground mines are indeed in a weak position. Even

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

    16/04/2019  [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.org ...

  • SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

    25/06/2019  Illegal mining costs South Africa’s economy around R21-billion annually. Other risks are the temporary closure of commercial mines, illegal miners

  • South Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Africian

    With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans to control and manage the humanitarian challenges of the virus are underway across the continent. Economically, the effects have already been felt – demand for Africa’s raw materials and commodities in China has declined and Africa’s access to industrial components ...

  • Mining News

    3/05/2020  The aim of this blog is to help readers stay up to date on all the latest mining news, trends in the industry, and analysis surrounding the African mining sector. This blog provides readers with progressive information that includes interesting information about mineral exploration, safety in mining, mining practices, production and technological advances. The blog also explores the leading

  • Mining and minerals in South Africa

    16/08/2012  In August 2012, President Jacob Zuma told a meeting of diplomats that South Africa had rejected the proposal of a blanket nationalisation of mines, and would instead focus on proposals that sought to ensure the country benefitted more from mining without disrupting the sector. State involvement could take the form of part ownership or full ownership of mines for selected minerals to

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

    These problems are also emerging in Central and South America, and in Africa, around iron, copper, gold, and lithium mines (80)(81) (82) (83)(84). Acid mine drainage is a pervasive problem around ...

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    The South African mining industry is frequently criticized for its poor safety record and high number of fatalities but conditions are improving. Total fatalities were 533 in 1995 and had fallen to 199 in 2006. The overall fatality rate in 2006 was 0.43 per 1,000 per annum but this hides some important differences. The gold mining rate was 0.71, platinum mining was 0.24 and other mining was 0 ...

  • Chapter 9 Oceans and coasts - Department of Environmental ...

    to South Africa. The following section provides an overview . of both the extractive and non-extractive use of our oceans and coasts. 9.2.1 . Extractive resource use: mining. South Africa’s coastline is rich in mineral resources, and is predominantly mined for mineral sands and aggregates (UNOPS 2011). Some sand mining (Box 9.1), or sand winning,

  • History South African Government

    South Africa’s diamond mining industry dates back to 1867, when diamonds were discovered near Kimberley in what is today known as the Northern Cape. The Kimberley diamond fields, and later discoveries in Gauteng, the Free State, and along the Atlantic coast, emerged as major sources of gem-quality diamonds, securing South Africa’s position as the world’s leading producer in the mid ...

  • Chapter 9 Oceans and coasts - Department of Environmental ...

    to South Africa. The following section provides an overview . of both the extractive and non-extractive use of our oceans and coasts. 9.2.1 . Extractive resource use: mining. South Africa’s coastline is rich in mineral resources, and is predominantly mined for mineral sands and aggregates (UNOPS 2011). Some sand mining (Box 9.1), or sand winning,

  • SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

    25/06/2019  Illegal mining costs South Africa’s economy around R21-billion annually. Other risks are the temporary closure of commercial mines, illegal miners

  • The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

    mining in South Africa, undertaken for export to the Netherlands. Coal mining imposes many external costs on its surroundings and the people who live in it. Some of these can be quantified by estimates, others are difficult to estimate. Coal mining is by nature disturbing and destructive of the environment. Open cast mining removes large volumes of soil and rock overburden to get to the ...

  • The contribution of Kimberley as a rehabilitated mine to ...

    15/04/2014  experiences, activities and services to tourist. Strong economic linkages at the local level were identified in the White paper as a critical success factor in the local economy” (National Responsible Tourism Development Guidelines for South Africa: 2002). Definition of post- mining land use

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    The South African mining industry is frequently criticized for its poor safety record and high number of fatalities but conditions are improving. Total fatalities were 533 in 1995 and had fallen to 199 in 2006. The overall fatality rate in 2006 was 0.43 per 1,000 per annum but this hides some important differences. The gold mining rate was 0.71, platinum mining was 0.24 and other mining was 0 ...

  • Mineral Revolution - Wikipedia

    The Mineral Revolution is a term used by historians to refer to the rapid industrialisation and economic changes which occurred in South Africa from the 1870s onwards. The Mineral Revolution was largely driven by the need to create a permanent workforce to work in the mining industry, and saw South Africa transformed from a patchwork of agrarian states to a unified, industrial nation.

  • South African Culture, Customs, and Traditions -

    21/09/2018  South African Languages. The population of South Africa is composed of people from different backgrounds, speaking different languages. Eleven languages are considered the country’s official languages. The first official languages were English and Dutch. The majority of South Africans can speak more than one language. The language spoken by the majority of the people, especially native South ...

  • Corporate social responsibility in the mining industry ...

    1/01/2006  For example, resistance by numerous social organisations to the expansion of gold mining at Mount Quilish Peru has led Newmont to suspend its activities. 4 Opposition to the mine is based on accusations of bribery for concessions, lack of community engagement, impacts on the mainly-agricultural local land-use, pollution and related health impacts, and the influx of work-seeking

  • EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON THE ...

    The Amajuba District is among one of the major coal mining regions in South Africa, where the mining activities are limited mainly to coal and quarry. Altogether 11 mining rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending. The Dannhauser and Emadlangeni local municipalities are hosts to large mining operations in the district, but surprisingly both fall ...

  • Recreation fuels social cohesion, South African

    Recreation fuels social cohesion, 08 May 2013 “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else can. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” These are powerful words spoken by former President Nelson Mandela who believed that sport can transcend race, politics and unite a country. South ...

  • The social and economic impacts of gold mining

    countries such as South Africa or Denmark. Executive summary Whilst the potential for negative social and environmental impacts from gold mining activities is well known, the nature and ...

  • EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON THE ...

    The Amajuba District is among one of the major coal mining regions in South Africa, where the mining activities are limited mainly to coal and quarry. Altogether 11 mining rights had been issued in the district as at 2013, with six operational and five pending. The Dannhauser and Emadlangeni local municipalities are hosts to large mining operations in the district, but surprisingly both fall ...

  • Corporate social responsibility in the mining industry ...

    1/01/2006  For example, resistance by numerous social organisations to the expansion of gold mining at Mount Quilish Peru has led Newmont to suspend its activities. 4 Opposition to the mine is based on accusations of bribery for concessions, lack of community engagement, impacts on the mainly-agricultural local land-use, pollution and related health impacts, and the influx of work-seeking

  • The social and economic impacts of gold mining —

    During 2013, gold mining companies contributed over US$171.6bn to the global economy through their production activities and expenditure on goods and services. This is more than the combined gross domestic product of Ecuador, Ghana and Tanzania, or close to half of the gross domestic product of countries such as South Africa or Denmark.

  • THE 10 BEST Outdoor Activities in South Africa -

    “ Clive's knowledge of the history of South Africa, flora and fauna, and insight to the people and geography made touring with him both informative and entertaining. “ From making sure we got the 1st cable car up table mountain, seeing the penguins at Boulders beach , wine tasting in Stellenbosch, and ending with a professional and safe tour through the Langa township to name a f...

  • National Hearing on the Underlying Socio-economic ...

    Issues and Challenges in relation to Unregulated Artisanal Underground and Surface Mining Activities in South Africa, together with its involvement in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, illustrated the complexity of these issues and prompted the need for a national inquiry. This Report is a culmination of a lengthy process undertaken by the SAHRC and aims to present a broad and impartial ...

  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    Conventional wisdom views the mining sector ofthe South African economy as its quintessence. As contributor to aggregate output, as foreign exchange earner for the economy, as employer, and as a generator of tax revenues mining has often been viewed as the locomotive of South Africa’s economic development.1 Historically such a perception certainly carries much validity. In this paper we ...

  • Mining industry challenges and ... - South Africa

    20/08/2014  The South African Mining Development Association (SAMDA) was started in 2000 as the Junior Mining Initiative by South African junior and black economic empowerment (BEE) mining investors. While the founders' initial impetus was to present a united response to government on the Minerals Bill, the need for a strong, permanent lobby, representative of the interests of junior mining

  • Recreation fuels social cohesion, South African

    Recreation fuels social cohesion, 08 May 2013 “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else can. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” These are powerful words spoken by former President Nelson Mandela who believed that sport can transcend race, politics and unite a country. South ...

  • Orion Minerals: delivering value in a proven minerals belt

    Orion subscribes to the Minerals Council South Africa’s guidelines on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The Council’s guidelines and its support materials, which have been disseminated by Orion, have been informed by the materials issued by the WHO and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa. We will continue to monitor developments to ensure we ...