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Refer to pages 26 to 28 of the latest edition of Modern Mining for the article. “The Jagersfontein tragedy that took place in September has shone the spotlight on the increasing rate of tailings dams’ failures and the impact such incidents have on lives, infrastructure and the environment. According to Mariette Liefferink, CEO of the […]
Waste from a diamond mine in South Africa grew ever higher as the ownership changed from De Beers to a billionaire to a Dubai-based retailer. The mining town paid the price. Sept. 23, 2022Updated 8:39 a.m. ET When a dam at a diamond mine burst in September in Jagersfontein, South Africa, it coated houses, cars […]
Johannesburg sits atop the world’s most productive gold reef — a staggering 40,000 tons of the precious metal has been mined from it during a history tracing back 130 years. That legacy of riches has left behind a toxic inheritance: radioactivity from uranium hauled up in the mining process.Scientists have found uranium quantities in rivers […]
The FSE is of the firm opinion that many persons and companies want to financially profit from the current situation. This is resulting in failure to holistically identify and manage the AMD impacts and challenges. The reason might partly be that the situation is a political problem as well.
“Among the many things that I learnt as president was the centrality of water in the social, political and economic affairs of the country, the continent and the world.” These words were spoken by former president Nelson Mandela at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002. Despite its importance to development, human health, […]