Mining Communities In South Africa -

  • SAHRC Mining Communities Report Final

    2018-8-22 · Mining-affected Communities in South Africa 2 and addressing the underlying socio-economic challenges experienced by mining-affected communities. Furthermore, the Report highlights that a greater focus on social and environmental sustainability coupled with the introduction of improved measures to address systemic non-compliance and

  • 2022 – the year of upliftment for mining communities in ...

    2022-1-13 · 2022 – the year of upliftment for mining communities in South Africa. T he communities surrounding mines have a critical role to play, not only in the feasibility of a mine, but in the long-term viability of the area after mining resources have dried up. Mining organisations have both a legal and moral obligation to ensure that the greater ...

  • A Practical Guide for Mining-Affected Communities

    2016-5-31 · communities can take to address the challenges that mining poses on communities. Coal mining, and mining in general, are activities central to South Africa’s economy. The Government regulates the mining of minerals through the law, which mining companies have to obey. Mining, by its nature, is invasive,

  • 2022 – the year of upliftment for mining communities in ...

    2022-1-14 · While Covid-19 put the brakes on a lot of spending, it is time to focus once more on these initiatives and make 2022 the year of upliftment in mining communities. Not just ticking boxes. The Environmental Management Plan, which needs to include a comprehensive social labour plan, is central to mining rights in South Africa.

  • Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

    2014-3-24 · Mining is an important industry in South Africa, but it is also an industry with a damaging impact. Mining often pollutes the water, air and soil, and can disrupt farming activities and community life. Communities throughout South Africa struggle to defend their rights to their land, to their environment and to their resources when

  • The rights of mining communities in South Africa – THE ...

    The rights of mining communities in South Africa. South Africa has laws which fall under the Constitution. Section 24 of the Bill of Rights: Environment 24. Everyone has the right—. (a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing; and. (b) to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future ...

  • Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

    2020-7-1 · This paper provides the first comprehensive mapping and classification of all 84 mining host communities (cities, towns and villages) in South Africa that are directly influenced by large-scale mining. The communities are home to 5.4 million people, more than 10% of the national population, and are found mostly in coal, gold, platinum and ...

  • How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw ...

    2019-7-14 · South Africa’s rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their

  • Mining-affected communities are in a crisis which prese...

    2019-7-21 · Mining-affected communities in South Africa are living in a social, economic and environmental crisis generated by the mining sector’s drive to

  • MACUA | Nothing About Us Without Us

    Nothing About Us, Without Us! Since its inception in 2012, Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) has presented a formidable point of opposition against the toxic alliance between mining companies and the government in South Africa. In the movement’s young history, there is a critical opportunity to evaluate to role that MACUA ...

  • The rights of mining communities in South Africa – THE ...

    The rights of mining communities in South Africa. South Africa has laws which fall under the Constitution. Section 24 of the Bill of Rights: Environment 24. Everyone has the right—. (a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing; and. (b) to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future ...

  • Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

    2020-7-1 · This paper provides the first comprehensive mapping and classification of all 84 mining host communities (cities, towns and villages) in South Africa that are directly influenced by large-scale mining. The communities are home to 5.4 million people, more than 10% of the national population, and are found mostly in coal, gold, platinum and ...

  • Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

    A history of mining in South Africa is described and visualised. • 84 host communities near 175 large-scale mines in South Africa are identified. • Mining host communities are classified by size and level of influence of mining. • Five quantifiable parameters measure level of influence of mining on communities.

  • How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw ...

    2019-7-14 · South Africa’s rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.

  • Community Casebook on Mining and Environment

    2014-3-24 · or mining on their land, or who may be interested in applying for such prospecting or mining rights them-selves. Specifically, it aims to empower communities through knowledge of the law. First, it describes the most important law that applies to prospecting and mining in South Africa and what this law means from the community’s perspective.

  • (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts

    Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and effects in the mining communities in South Africa: a critical perspective December 2017 Environmental Economics 8(4):14-24

  • Are Mining Communities to benefit under the new Mining ...

    2018-10-4 · The pronouncement on the South African Mining Charter III, while it is welcomed as a step forward in creating certainty in the mining industry has left gaps in interpretation and workings around mining communities. There is an old

  • South Africa: Mining Communities Must Have a Say in

    2020-5-11 · South Africa: Mining Communities Must Have a Say in COVID-19 Safety. 11 May 2020. New Frame (Johannesburg) analysis By Busisiwe Kamolane. The coronavirus will not only affect mineworkers but also ...

  • Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities: DPME ...

    2019-10-23 · Meeting Summary. The Inter Ministerial Committee for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities was established in 2012 to address the socio-economic challenges in mining districts and their labour sending areas.This Special Presidential Package (SPP) formed part of the Social Accord signed by government, business and labour. The

  • A COMMUNITY LEFT IN THE DARK: THE CASE OF MAPELA

    2017-3-1 · community and risks making mining unsustainable in the area. Traditional leadership and customary law in South Africa The view that traditional leaders historically held ultimate decision-making power in South African traditional communities has been shown to be erroneous.2 This under-

  • The rights of mining communities in South Africa – THE ...

    The rights of mining communities in South Africa. South Africa has laws which fall under the Constitution. Section 24 of the Bill of Rights: Environment 24. Everyone has the right—. (a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing; and. (b) to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future ...

  • Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

    2014-3-24 · Mining is an important industry in South Africa, but it is also an industry with a damaging impact. Mining often pollutes the water, air and soil, and can disrupt farming activities and community life. Communities throughout South Africa struggle to defend their rights to their land, to their environment and to their resources when

  • Mapping and classification of mining host communities: A ...

    A history of mining in South Africa is described and visualised. • 84 host communities near 175 large-scale mines in South Africa are identified. • Mining host communities are classified by size and level of influence of mining. • Five quantifiable parameters measure level of influence of mining on communities.

  • (PDF) Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts

    Harmful mining activities, environmental impacts and effects in the mining communities in South Africa: a critical perspective December 2017 Environmental Economics 8(4):14-24

  • South Africa: how mining damages communities and

    South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and the Environment. Katharina Rall. Researcher, Environment and Human Rights Division. All Africa. 28 August 2018. African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: "[T]he mining sector ...

  • Are Mining Communities to benefit under the new Mining ...

    2018-10-4 · The pronouncement on the South African Mining Charter III, while it is welcomed as a step forward in creating certainty in the mining industry has left gaps in interpretation and workings around mining communities. There is an old

  • 2019-07 - Mining-affected communities are in a crisis ...

    2019-7-21 · Mining-affected communities in South Africa are living in a social, economic and environmental crisis generated by the mining sector’s drive to generate short term profits at the expense of communities’ and workers social and economic rights, while demand for commodities is limited in a stagnant global capitalist economy.

  • How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

    2022-1-5 · How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment. The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: “ [T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment.”.

  • A COMMUNITY LEFT IN THE DARK: THE CASE OF MAPELA

    2017-3-1 · community and risks making mining unsustainable in the area. Traditional leadership and customary law in South Africa The view that traditional leaders historically held ultimate decision-making power in South African traditional communities has been shown to be erroneous.2 This under-

  • Mining-affected communities to be included in governmen...

    Mining-affected communities to be included in government talks about safety. Residents outside their shacks in mining community Nkaneng near Rustenburg. After