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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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How Atha Group Ensures Environmental Management?

Environmental Management

The damage to the environment due to the release of waste has been one of the major negative impacts associated with mining. However, mining accounts for much of the economic development of South Africa and hence, steps are constantly being taken to expand mining projects while also overcoming the challenges that come with it. In such a scenario, organizations like…

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Unemployment and Mining Sector in South Africa

South Africa Mining Project

Out of the various socio-economic challenges that continue to perplex South Africa, unemployment or youth unemployment happens to be on top of the list. Cross-country comparisons always point out to the fact that South Africa’s unemployment rates are among the highest in the world. The unemployed youth of South Africa are identified by certain common characteristics, the major one being…

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South Africa Mining Project Brings Radical Transformation in Unemployment & Economy

South Africa mining project

President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation (SONA) 2017 address on the evening of 09 February 2017. While optimistic about economic growth, he acknowledged that the South African economy “is still not growing fast enough” to create the jobs needed to reduce poverty, inequality and unemployment. Mining has always been the backbone of our economy and an important…

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Atha Africa Ventures: Making Mining Useful for the Environment

We know mining does have an impact on the land it uses and we work hard to manage these impacts because coexistence between key industries in South Africa is the only way to ensure local communities continue to grow and prosper. Extraction of natural resources and emission of waste materials thereby leads to certain adverse effects on the environment. However,…

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How Can Mining Activities be Made More Environmentally Sustainable?

Mining remains the country’s most important industry, contributing about 18% of South Africa’s GDP, 60% of exports, more than 500,000 direct jobs, and more than 800,000 indirect jobs. Through taxes and other benefits, mining pays for 20 cents in every Rand that is invested in public infrastructure and social benefits. Mining, in spite of being an essential activity, is often…

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