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The Fight for Coal Mining in the Mabola Region by Atha-Africa – Part II

Yzermyn Coal Project in South Africa

In the last blog, we have discussed about Atha-Africa which has been fighting for its right to sustainable mining in the area that has been declared as the Mabola Protected Region. Now, the presentation that Atha-Africa Ventures had put forth on 28th November, 2013 was based on the concept of sustainable development as contained in the positive law (with its…

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The Fight for Coal Mining in the Mabola Region by Atha-Africa – Part I

Coal Mining in South Africa

Atha-Africa has always strived hard to make mining as sustainable and environment-friendly as possible. Here is the story of how Atha-Africa overcame the obstacles to gain mining rights in Mabola, discussed in two consecutive blogs.  Atha-Africa has been holder of the prospecting right which had been in existence since 2006. It went on to apply for and be granted a…

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Environmental Issues and Mitigation in South Africa

Environmental development of South Africa

Mining, in spite of its immense contribution to the economic development of South Africa, has often been condemned for its numerous negative impacts. Some of the unavoidable impacts have, over the years, disturbed the balance of the environment. Coal mining leads to the emission of dust, suspended particles and poisonous gas that causes air pollution. Surface water too gets contaminated…

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