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IWM workshop on mine residue stockpiles

New approaches discussed in managing mine residue stockpiles

The Risk Based Approach to planning and management of residue stockpiles and deposits on mines was discussed at a workshop hosted by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) Central Branch on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, in Rustenburg in the North West Province. (more…)

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CDE EvoWash system

CDE Global keeps it clean

CDE Global is the largest wet processing equipment manufacturer in the world and works with its customers to maximise the return on their investment and gain significant competitive advantage while minimising environmental impacts.  Its commitment to developing business in Africa was motioned when the company established its office (CDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd) in South […]

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SRK - SRK principal scientist Jacky Burke

Roadmap for mines to comply with water use licences

As many mines grapple with the complexities of implementing and renewing their water use licences (WULs), global consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting have prepared a manageable system to simplify this process – complete with a training programme to put all those responsible on the same page. According to SRK Africa principal scientist Jacky Burke, […]

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Mine water

Dealing with Acid Mine Drainage

Mine Water Management is of serious concern in South Africa. Acid Mine Drainage, (AMD), in particular, is a problem which needs to be dealt with. Towards the end of last year, the Department of Water and Sanitation announced that it would be establishing a water management unit, to start to deal with the AMD issues South […]

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Thorium could avert the energy crisis

Thorium could avert the energy crisis

The topic of nuclear power is a sensitive one. It generates huge amounts of electricity with zero carbon emissions, and thus is held up as a solution to global energy woes. But it also entails several risks, including weapons development, meltdown, and the hazards of disposing of its waste products. (more…)

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