the law of mining and sustainability in south africa
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the law of mining and sustainability in south africa

Mining Law in South Africa Laws regulating Mining Law

Apr 20, 2018  Which body or government administers the mining industry. In South Africa, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (“ MPRDA ”), is the primary regulatory framework for the exploitation of mineral resources in South Africa

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations South Africa ICLG

Oct 09, 2020  South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions,

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MINING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources, which is a direct source of foreign investment. We are said to have the world’s fifth-largest mining sector, employing 5% of the South African workforce. The mining industry is currently regulated under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development

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Mining Biodiversity Guidelines - Environment

in South Africa that is geared towards sustainable development and the conservation and management of our country's rich biodiversity. Part of this fabric is the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA), which is the main piece of legislation governing all stages of the mining and petroleum production process in ...

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Mining Law in South Africa Mining Legislation Mining ...

Sibanye is an independent, South African domiciled mining group, which currently owns and operates gold and uranium operations and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa, as well as PGM operations and projects in the J-M Reef in the United States, the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa and the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe.

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Chapter 2 Sustainability in South Africa

Sustainability in South Africa 19 Sustainability in South Africa 19. 2.1.3 Sustainability at a glance. Although debate around the concept of sustainability has been contested for a considerable time, three key principles . have emerged through the course of the concept’s evolution. As population levels and consumption patterns continue

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Environmental sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

Mining in South Africa also changed the environment with deforestation, dams, re-routed rivers, abandoned open pit mines and the endangerment of 45 endemic plant species. The De Beers diamond mining company has also not being very environmentally sustainable leaving the equivalent of 2,000 football fields of land that can no longer be inhabited.

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Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities ...

Jun 03, 2020  This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in South Africa, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

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Sustainable CSR and Mining in South Africa NGO Pulse

Sustainable CSR and Mining in South Africa. governance development ngos sustainability corporate social responsibilities. Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 - 15:18 Companies should invest in sustainable CSR programmes in order ensure that they contribute to addressing some of the socio-economic ills faced by vulnerable groups.

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Mining-relevant legislation - SANBI

A network of legislation exists in South Africa that is geared towards sustainable development and the conservation and management of our country’s rich biodiversity. Part of this fabric is the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002) (MPRDA), which is the main piece of legislation governing all stages of the mining ...

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Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities ...

Jun 03, 2020  This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in South Africa, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

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An Analysis of the Legislative Framework concerning ...

1 SUSTAINABLE MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA . 1 INTRODUCTION Mining is one of South Africa’s biggest industries.1 It has played a vital role in the economy for over a hundred years. In 2015 the mining industry contributed R286 billion towards South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product2 representing 7.1% of overall GDP.3 Mining directly

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sustainable development - DPME Home

6.1 WHAT DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA INHERITED IN 1994 The apartheid government largely ignored issues of sustainability during its time in power, building the country’s economy around energy- and resource-intensive sectors, such as mining and agriculture. The era before 1994 was characterised by exclusionary, fragmented

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

promoting the sustainable mining of South Africa’s mineral resources and to ensure that all South Africans benefit from that mining. The Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) is an independent person who assesses the impact the proposed mining will have on the environment and affected communities. Usually EAPs will

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Social sustainability - Diamond mining in South africa

Although diamonds mining in South Africa is not currently socially sustainable some things are being done to try and make it sustainable. Some things that are being done to minimise the impact of mining on the cultural environment is a South African law that states that, “It is a criminal offence to employ a child under the age of 15, unless you have a permit from the Department of Labour.

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MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE

Mining companies operating within the South African environmental sphere have an obligation to adhere to the legal obligations, norms, standards, principles and guidelines as contained in South Africa's multifaceted network of environmental legislation.

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Environment South African Government

South Africa aims to expand the conservation areas under formal protection to the international standard of 10% of the total area of the country. South Africa is home to more than nine million hectares of protected areas network, which includes national parks, nature reserves and world heritage sites, equating to about 8% of the country’s land.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA:

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA: HOW CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS CAN ADVANCE THE SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA . RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LLM DEGREE, UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE . Name: Jonathan Johannes . Student Number: 2202824 . Proposed Degree: LLM (Corporate Law

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Managing mining for sustainable development

Mining activities can also contribute to sustainable development, particularly to its economic dimension. It can bring fiscal revenues to a country, drive economic growth, create jobs and contribute to building infrastructure. Thus, mining has both positive and negative implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with

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

Apr 16, 2019  Unfortunately, South Africa’s mining laws and regulations do require public participation in the SLP design process, and communities regularly

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NEMA 107 of 1998 Environmental Impact ... - Bowmans Law

Aug 24, 2017  South Africa; The National Environmental Management Act: 2017 amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations ... one has to be careful to apply the law in effect at the time of the commencement of a listed activity. ... Environmental Affairs and Water Affairs and Sanitation on an integrated environmental management system for mining.

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South Africa: North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria - SAFLII

4.9 The mining industry in South Africa is well-regulated and in particular by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 ("MPRDA"). 4.10 Various subordinate legislation regulating various aspects of environmental protection pertaining to mining rights have also been promulgated [3] .

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South African environmental law - Wikipedia

South African environmental law describes the legal rules in South Africa relating to the social, economic, philosophical and jurisprudential issues raised by attempts to protect and conserve the environment in South Africa. South African environmental law encompasses natural resource conservation and utilization, as well as land-use planning and development.

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Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities ...

Jun 03, 2020  This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in South Africa, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

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The Legal Framework for Renewable Energy in South Africa

Dec 17, 2004  African mining legislation to “sustainable development” which is defined in the Act ... “Intergovernmental Relations in South Africa” (1997) 12 SA Public Law 197. 7 Chapters 5 and 6 ...

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sustainable development - DPME Home

6.1 WHAT DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA INHERITED IN 1994 The apartheid government largely ignored issues of sustainability during its time in power, building the country’s economy around energy- and resource-intensive sectors, such as mining and agriculture. The era before 1994 was characterised by exclusionary, fragmented

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Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental

promoting the sustainable mining of South Africa’s mineral resources and to ensure that all South Africans benefit from that mining. The Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) is an independent person who assesses the impact the proposed mining will have on the environment and affected communities. Usually EAPs will

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MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE

Mining companies operating within the South African environmental sphere have an obligation to adhere to the legal obligations, norms, standards, principles and guidelines as contained in South Africa's multifaceted network of environmental legislation.

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Mining Law And Policy International Perspectives

ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the mechanics of acquisition of rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, beneficiation – in

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Sustainability South Africa Global law firm Norton ...

Jun 10, 2020  Publication. Climate change and the food and agribusiness sectors: adaptation, mitigation and innovation. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report on the Impacts of Global Warming warned that the world is already seeing the consequences of global warming of 1°C, with more frequent and extreme weather, rising sea levels, diminishing Arctic sea ice, ocean acidification ...

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Managing mining for sustainable development

Mining activities can also contribute to sustainable development, particularly to its economic dimension. It can bring fiscal revenues to a country, drive economic growth, create jobs and contribute to building infrastructure. Thus, mining has both positive and negative implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with

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Sustainability reporting: why South African companies need ...

May 04, 2016  South Africa has 12 initiatives. These are made up of mandatory requirements, voluntary guidance and initiatives put in place by the government, the local stock exchange and market regulators ...

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Competition Law and Policy in South Africa Competition

Competition Law and Policy in South Africa South Africa aspires to a modern competition policy regime to support the fundamental restructuration of government institutions.This report by the OECD Secretariat which provides an overview of competition law and policy in South Africa was the basis of an in-depth peer review at the 2003 OECD Global ...

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Environment South African Government

South Africa aims to expand the conservation areas under formal protection to the international standard of 10% of the total area of the country. South Africa is home to more than nine million hectares of protected areas network, which includes national parks, nature reserves and world heritage sites, equating to about 8% of the country’s land.

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Mining South Africa Global law firm Norton Rose ...

Our global mining group is internationally recognized as a leading legal practice in the sector, providing tailored advice to prominent players throughout the mining industry. With lawyers based in more than 50 offices worldwide, we are able to assemble a legal team from multiple practice areas who offer a wealth of experience in mining transactions and mining disputes in every major mining ...

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South African environmental law - Wikipedia

South African environmental law describes the legal rules in South Africa relating to the social, economic, philosophical and jurisprudential issues raised by attempts to protect and conserve the environment in South Africa. South African environmental law encompasses natural resource conservation and utilization, as well as land-use planning and development.

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Sustainability - South32

Sustainable Development Goals . Through our initiatives and activities, we contribute to the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 that seek to address the world’s greatest challenges.

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