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This study focuses on the amosite mining region in South Africa and associated health effects, compared to other mined asbestos fiber types. Historically, dust and fiber levels were high in the amosite mills and mines, and many miners and members of the surrounding communities were exposed to the fibers.
2015-7-24 iv Environmentek, South Africa, and the Mineral Resources Centre of the University of Zimbabwe, and forms part of the MMSD SOUTHERN AFRICA project. The report has been structured into eight sections to provide a logical framework for synthesis of the information
South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine pollution . Oct 12, 2016 Pollution of ground and surface water from acid mine drainage and contaminated dust and soil from mine dumps have exposed South Africans living close South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in
The scale and importance of mining on the Rand for the South African economy is considerable, and as such, mining capital has had a direct hand in influencing urban development and growth in other parts of South Africa. Mining capital has also undoubtedly played a radical role in shaping society along racial lines in the city’s
2012-2-19 The mining industry in South Africa has, for many years, contributed significantly to the development of the country, and continues to play this role today. Mining contribu ted significantly to South Africa's export earnings in 1998, and contributed more than 7% to the country's total GDP. South Africa's mineral wealth includes gold,
2015-7-2 Phakisa, from the Sesotho word meaning "hurry up", has been touted by government as the silver bullet that would "fast track the implementation of solutions on critical development issues." But for Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA), representing 100 communities through 70 ...