strip mining in coal south africa

strip mining in coal south africa

Water management at a large opencast strip coal mine in ...

New Vaal colliery is an opencast strip mine producing some 15 million sales tons of coal per annum. This coal is supplied solely to Eskom’s 3708-megawatt (MW) Lethabo power station. The colliery is located some 75 kilometres south of Johannesburg on the south side of the Vaal River Barrage in the Orange Free State province.

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How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa ...

Mar 13, 2017  How a Proposed Strip Mine Brought Conflict to South Africa’s Wild Coast. The murder of activist Sikhosiphi Rhadebe has not stopped communities in South Africa’s Pondoland region from opposing plans for a major titanium mine. What’s at stake are ecologically important lands – and, for the villagers, a way of life. Third in a series.

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Surface-strip coal mine land rehabilitation planning in ...

Dec 01, 2017  Also, many of the large mining companies are present in both countries and Australia provides an international bench-mark for comparison with South Africa. Surface-strip coal mining can disturb landscapes extensively, typically affecting ten times more land than that affected by underground coal mining (Tongway and Ludwig, 2011). Surface mines ...

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

Strip mining accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s coal mines but in some countries, such as Australia, open cast mines make up 80 percent of mines. Even though it’s highly destructive, industry often prefers strip mining as it requires less labour and yields more coal than underground mining.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

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Characterization of the coal resources of South Africa

The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy FEBRUARY 2005 95 Introduction Coal currently provides 73% of South Africa’s primary energy; 95% of the country’s electricity is coal-fired thermal generation, while Sasol’s coal conversion technology provides half South Africa’s liquid fuels requirement.

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What happens after strip mining? – Mvorganizing

Feb 01, 2021  What is strip mining for coal? Strip mining is employed in coal reserves where the overburden is removed in rectangular blocks in plan view called pits or strips. ... located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa, is currently the deepest mine in the world. The operating depth at Mponeng mine ranged from between 3.16km to 3.84km below the ...

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Coal - Minerals Council South Africa

Coal Mining in South Africa Coal mining’s advent in South Africa can best be traced to the start of gold mining in the late 19 th century, particularly on the Witwatersrand, with the first coal in appreciable tonnages being extracted on the Highveld coal field close to the nascent Witwatersrand gold mines.

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Rietspruit mine, South Africa - Mining Weekly

Sep 22, 2000  Rietspruit is one of South Africa’s largest coal export collieries and uses a strip-mining operation by dragline. Power-station coal is sourced from underground and opencast operations and then ...

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South Africa: Mordor At the Gates - the Ploy to Strip-Mine ...

Apr 08, 2021  Analysis - In August 2020, out of the blue, the owners of the 28,000-hectare Selati Game Reserve received word that a company called Tiara Mining had

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List Of Coal Mines In South Africa (2021) - South Africa Lists

Jan 13, 2021  The Grootegeluk Coal Mine is a coal mine (referred to as an open cast coal mine) that is located within the Waterberg Coalfield which is in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It is operated by Exxaro Resources. The mine is 25 kilometres from Lephalale and employs a total of about 2,000 people. Administrative Office Address: Nelson Mandela Dr ...

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Major Mines Projects New Vaal Mine

The New Vaal utilises opencast strip mining methods to mine the remnant coal pillars that was a result of the underground extraction mining methods practiced in the area in the 1960’s. The colliery has three different pits: namely North, South, and West pit with a dragline in each pit.

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Characterization of the coal resources of South Africa

The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy FEBRUARY 2005 95 Introduction Coal currently provides 73% of South Africa’s primary energy; 95% of the country’s electricity is coal-fired thermal generation, while Sasol’s coal conversion technology provides half South Africa’s liquid fuels requirement.

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Thungela - Coal - Mining - South Africa

Responsibly creating value together for a shared future. Thungela is a leading pure-play producer and exporter of high quality, low-cost thermal coal in South Africa. As a responsible thermal coal miner, we recognise society’s ongoing needs and environmental expectations.

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Strip Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Andrew P. Schissler, in Encyclopedia of Energy, 2004 2.3 Strip Mining. Strip mining is employed in coal reserves where the overburden is removed in rectangular blocks in plan view called pits or strips. The pits are parallel and adjacent to each other. Strip mining is fundamentally different from contour or area mining on how the overburden is displaced, called spoil handling.

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South Africa Mining Coal High Resolution Stock Photography ...

Three witnesses to climate change, Serafhina Gigira Aupong (Papua New Guinea, L-R), Hauwa Umar-Mustapha (Nigeria) and Zukiswa Millicent Nomwa (South Africa), stand on the edge of the brown coal strip mine of Vattenfall AG power company in Jaenschwalde, Germany, 11 November 2011.

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Mining of Coal in South Africa - Term Paper

The largest coal deposits in South Africa are to be found in the Ecca Group. The Ecca Group covers around two thirds of South Africa and contains more than a third of all coal reserves in the Southern Hemisphere. Some coal fields in South Africa are Waterberg, Highveld, Witbank, Ermelo, Utrecht and Klip River Coal fields.

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The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa ...

Apr 02, 2015  But South Africa, which currently generates 90 percent of its electricity through coal, is already struggling with the devastating impacts of more than a century of excessive mining.

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In pictures: What coal is doing to the Mpumalanga Highveld ...

May 26, 2015  Coal strip-mining in Mpumalanga. Huge overburden mounds at a coal mine near Arnot. Mining companies are required as a condition of their mining rights to carry out "concurrent rehabilitation", i.e. to rehabilitate old pits while digging new ones, but it appears that in many places on the Highveld this is not taking place.

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OPERATING AND DEVELOPING COAL MINES IN THE

the Republic of South Africa. Details of the mines were obtained from coal companies, to whom thanks are due. The information is grouped under the names of the mining groups and controlling companies. The details include mine location, seams worked, coal types, mining

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What happens after strip mining? – Mvorganizing

Feb 01, 2021  What is strip mining for coal? Strip mining is employed in coal reserves where the overburden is removed in rectangular blocks in plan view called pits or strips. ... located south-west of Johannesburg in South Africa, is currently the deepest mine in the world. The operating depth at Mponeng mine ranged from between 3.16km to 3.84km below the ...

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Quantifying rehabilitation risks for surface-strip coal ...

1. Integr Environ Assess Manag. 2019 Mar;15(2):190-208. doi: 10.1002/ieam.4128. Quantifying rehabilitation risks for surface-strip coal mines using a soil compaction Bayesian network in South Africa and Australia: To demonstrate the R2 AIN Framework.

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Surface-strip coal mine land rehabilitation planning in ...

Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 1981. Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Land Disturbed by Surface Coal Mining in South Africa. Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, pp ...

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Strip Mining (Pty) Ltd v Natal Coal Exploration Company ...

Natal Coal Exploration Company Limited (in liquidation). It will be referred to as "Natal Coal" or "the company" as the context requires. The appellant is a close corporation Strip Mining. (It is cited as Strip Mining (Proprietary) Limited but nothing turns on this.) It will be referred to hereafter as Strip Mining. The appellant applied on motion

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POTENTIAL OF REVEGETATION ON NON-TOP SOILED

South African mining companies rely heavily on a supply of topsoil, a scarce resource, to support remediation of soils disturbed by mining and as the platform substrate for land restoration.(Cowan, 2016) Figure 1 below is a simplistic schematic representation of the opencast strip-mining value chain. With

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Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African ...

The coal-mining sector in South Africa is considered as an important employer, with approximately 460,000 peoples working in that industry and 400,000 are employed by the suppliers of services and goods to the coal-mining sector.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

South Africa’s coal green fields are mostly located in the Waterberg basin, which is reported to be the future of coal mining in the country. Some of the exploration projects recently conducted in this region includes the Waterberg Coal Joint project conducted by Sekoko Resources.

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1 IntroductIon to south AfrIcAn coAl mInIng And

The majority of coal is derived from open-cast mines (±53%) and underground bord-and-pillar operations (40%), while stoping (4%) and longwall mining (3%) make up the balance. the importance of coal mining in south Africa Coal is South Africa’s most plentiful and cheapest source of energy. The coal

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Where coal is mined in South Africa - Mining for schools

Where coal is mined in South Africa. South African coal mining today. The coal mining life cycle. People of coal. Employment in the coal mining industry. Brief history of coal mining in South Africa. Why coal mining matters. Factors that hinder and favour coal mining in South Africa

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Jindal Africa - South Africa

Jindal Africa remains committed to the important role that coal plays in the South African economy, its role as a primary energy source for electricity generation, as well as direct and indirect job creation. Our Kiepersol Colliery remains a prominent producer of high quality anthracite and lean bituminous coal, which is sold on both the ...

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A geotechnical rationale for the design of South African ...

Open cast mining has been practiced in South Africa since the late 1970s under near ideal geotechnical conditions. In the past decade, with the exhaustion of the traditional South African coal fields, geotechnical conditions have deteriorated. In addition, the nature of the open cast coal mining industry is changing from the conven-

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Mining Weekly - Landau Colliery, South Africa

Jun 13, 2003  Mining Weekly - Landau Colliery, South Africa. Name: Landau Colliery. Location: Situated 12 km west of Witbank in Mpumalanga. Brief history:

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ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL COSTS FOR ESTABLISHING COAL

1.4. Underground coal mining 9 1.4.1. Room and pillar 9 1.4.2. Longwall 12 1.5. South African coal mining context 13 1.5.1. History of the South African coal mining industry 13 1.5.2. Current status of coal mining in South Africa 15 1.5.3. The role of South African coal market plays globally 18 1.6. Purpose of the study 20 1.7. Context of the ...

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African Sun Mining, opencast mining contractor

African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd, is a proudly South African, 100% Black-Owned, top opencast mining contractor, established in 2011. The aim is to develop and grow African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd to be the best hard and soft rock mining company, both in South Africa and internationally, with a commitment to Zero Tolerance on Safety.

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