WWF urges responsible mining practice

2012-08-15 13:01 Economist Hugo Van Zyl has contributed to a report into the environmental cost of mining. (Duncan Alfreds, News24) Duncan Alfreds Cape Town – A report has found that South African mining companies have not made adequate provision for clean-up of operations following the closure of mines. The report, commissioned by environmental organisation the World Wide Fund for Nature, found that South African tax payers are likely to face a massive bill for the …

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Auditor General Report on rehabilitation of abandoned mines at the Department of Minerals and Energy

Hi everyone Another document uncovered by one of our landowners that is a worthwhile read for you all. According to this document: There are 5 906 officially listed abandoned mines in South Africa as of the end of May 2008. The majority of the 5 906 mines closed down prior to 2002 when the MPRD Act came into effect. It furthermore states that only 5 of the 5 906 abandoned mines have been rehabilitated thus …

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