Call for public consultation on water licence for mine on edge of .Feb 22, 2017 . Earlier this week, the Centre for Environmental Rights requested the Department of Water & Sanitation's Western Cape Regional Office to order mining company Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining Pty Ltd (EEM) to conduct public participation in its application for a water use licence. Despite not yet.phosphate prospecting right application west coast,Seabed prospecting undermines blue economy - OxpeckersAmbitious government plans to grow the oceans economy are threatened by prospecting licences for phosphate strip mining in the marine economic zone, reports .. “The project will be uneconomical so there will definitely not be any mining right application, and currently the project can only be called 'economically not.
Minerals ministry ignores its own advice on West Coast strip mining .Nov 9, 2016 . The mine, owned by Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining, wants to mine phosphate next to the West Coast National Park. . the mine to come back with an update on this because “no explanation, recalculation or additional amount is requested as [we] recommend refusal [of the mining right application].”.phosphate prospecting right application west coast,Call for public consultation on water licence for mine on edge of .Feb 22, 2017 . Earlier this week, the Centre for Environmental Rights requested the Department of Water & Sanitation's Western Cape Regional Office to order mining company Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining Pty Ltd (EEM) to conduct public participation in its application for a water use licence. Despite not yet.John Frank
Ambitious government plans to grow the oceans economy are threatened by prospecting licences for phosphate strip mining in the marine economic zone, reports .. “The project will be uneconomical so there will definitely not be any mining right application, and currently the project can only be called 'economically not.
Controversial plans to strip-mine phosphate next to the West Coast National Park are forging ahead, despite confusion caused by the new One Environmental System for mining applications. Marie-Louise Antoni investigates. The mining site lies above two vital aquifers, one of which flows into the Langebaan Lagoon.
Nov 23, 2016 . Southern Africa finds itself at the center of the offshore bulk sediment mining debate as international companies rush to strip mine phosphate deposits in coastal waters of South Africa and Namibia.
Oct 7, 2017 . Kropz mining company has told SANParks executive committee members that it may ask to extend its phosphate mine into the West Coast National Park. . Asked to comment, Kropz spokesperson Michelle Lawrence said the company's mining right was on a bigger area than it currently mined. This was to.
May 17, 2010 . But although the park is protected as a National Heritage Site, there are concerns about the potential damage mining could cause to the celebrated area. Jimmy Walsh, chairperson of the West Coast National Biosphere Reserve, described phosphate mining as “the most dangerous threat to the area right.
Jan 24, 2018 . Situated on the West Coast of South Africa, the Elandsfontein phosphate project was commissioned in 2017, but following the combination of weak phosphate . On the mining right front – the environmental matters have been positively reconsidered by the local Department of Mineral Resources and the.
Oct 12, 2017 . Cape Town - A dodgy phosphate operation mining bordering the West Coast National Park and near the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon . application follows the recent discovery that Kropz had approached the Department of Mineral Resources to request that its mining right be extended to.
Dec 1, 2010 . Approaching the ecological rehabilitation of an open-cast phosphate mine in the West. Coast of South . subsoil were evaluated in a variety of combinations and application densities to determine the .. Bay on the Cape West Coast of South Africa (Figure 1.1), the need to ensure minimum compliance with.
Nov 9, 2017 . Prospecting licenses cover 150 000 km2 within South Africa's western and southern Exclusive Economic Zone, which include KwaZulu-Natal's coastline. Experts warn that such mining will have an adverse affect on marine life along SA's coastline. Prospecting rights over huge areas of South Africa's.
Oct 11, 2017 . Kropz's controversial Elandsfontein phosphate mine is located in the aquifer and borders the West Coast National Park, which includes the Langebaan .. Elandsfontein's technical director, Michelle Lawrence, says it took five years from filing a prospecting rights application to securing a mining right.
Sands Smelter Plant, Saldanha, Western Cape, 2013, R100,000. • West Coast District Municipality, Development of a coastal management programme for the West Coast. District, West Coast, 2011-2013, R450,000. • Search Ahead Invest (Pty) Ltd, EMPr for a Prospecting Right Application of five Portions of Farm. Macarthy.
the Bear Lake Phosphate Company, attempted to legitimize the mining operation by applying for a. Federal lease on . there was a report in the Paris Post that an offer to purchase the mine was made by a Pacific Coast fertilizer . phosphate lease, Keystone went out of business, forfeiting the right to do business in Idaho on.
For many African countries, mineral exploration and production constitute significant parts of their economies and remain keys to economic growth. Africa is richly endowed with mineral reserves and ranks first or second in quantity of world reserves of bauxite, cobalt, industrial diamond, phosphate rock, platinum-group.
R E S O U R C E P A C K. Phosphate Mining and Processing in South Africa. Sheet. Page. Phosphate: What is a mineral? The definition may sound difficult — a mineral is a chemical element or .. Foskor and PMC, which gave PMC the right to process rocks with less .. that stretches along the western coast of South Africa.
The lack of substantive scientific studies and information on the risks of this deep sea bed mining requires South Africa to apply the precautionary principle when entertaining bulk .. 257 prospecting right areas. 5 Brief overview of potential ecosystem impacts of marine phosphate mining in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Feb 16, 2015 . “The approval of the mining rights came at a time when the uncertainty regarding the application of environmental and mining legislation was finally .. A dodgy phosphate operation mining bordering the West Coast National Park and near the environmentally sensitive Langebaan Lagoon has been.
2014 The International Institute for Sustainable Development. IGF MINING POLICY. FRAMEWORK. ASSESSMENT. Senegal. December 2016 .. and the southeast, the phosphate deposits of the northeast border area, and the western coast. The maps are available in physical form from the offices of the Ministry in Dakar.
Jan 17, 2017 . New Zealand's producing oil and gas fields are in the Taranaki Basin, which sits offshore and onshore of the west coast of the North Island. . New Zealand also has significant offshore mineral potential, including ironsands (off the North Island's west coast), phosphate (Chatham Rise), concentrations of.
Aug 14, 2016 . Colonial-era mining had yielded 34.5 million tonnes of phosphate rock (Figure 3). Output from the mines increased in the post-independence years, however, and by the end of the century, 61.1% of the island had been depleted, leaving only the coastal 'coconut lands' and the lands fringing Buada Lagoon.