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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Zermatten, Carrie
URN etd-11202012-163629
Document Title The role of legislation and management practices in the coal mining industry on the Olifants River catchment, South Africa
Degree MSc
Department Geology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr C C Callaghan Supervisor
Keywords
  • South Africa
  • Olifants River
  • coal mining industry
Date 2012-09-07
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The economic development of South Africa has relied heavily on coal mining and water quality is adversely affected by mining - thus coal mining poses a significant risk to South Africa’s water resources. Ensuring judicious use and management of natural capital is always a complex undertaking but the benefits to the mining industry and society as a whole, derived from thoroughly laid-out plans, a supportive but strict regulatory environment and decision-making processes based on sound, scientific information are immense. Value addition to mining products is important to promote conservation of assets and resources. Using the Olifants Water Management Area as a case study, the chemistry of groundwater associated with coal mining was characterised. General concepts regarding the relationship of geology to water chemistry are surmised.

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