The full list of research outputs, including reports, publications, articles and other products, will be made available here in late 2019. In addition, visit the project's Inputs to have a look at the strengths that the project team brings.
5 Feb 2020: A 5-part opinion piece, authored by Aysha Lotter, that investigates a potential solution to the detrimental environmental and social impacts of the mining industry. The series introduces the circular economy thinking to the mining industry in South Africa to bring the industry into a greener future.
On the 4 February 2018, the Green Mining: Beyond the Myth Publication was launched at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town. This event featured guest speakers: Dr Max Price (Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town), Sipho Pityana (Chairman of UCT Council and Independent Non-Executive Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti), and The Honourable Minister Jeff Radebe (Member of Parliament and Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, RSA). 2018The publication itself widely acknowledges that 'business as usual' is no longer possible when it comes to mining and assists in mapping the direction towards a new mining and minerals beneficiation vision.
Co-authored by Bernelle Verster, Cheri-Leigh Young, Francois Steenkamp, Jennifer Lee Broadhurst and Sue Harrison, this article discusses the research investigating different approaches to mine closures, viewed from several angles, including how value can be added by treating acid mine drainage through biomining, evaluating sustainable development in the context of mines preparing for closure, evaluating the legal requirements to facilitate mine transformation and investigating the economic complexity required to grow the South African economy beyond primary resource extraction.Read full article.
Bernelle Verster interviewed by presenter Arabile Gumede, discussing the options available for mining communities after mine closures. Download full interview.
5 November 2018: Paper Presentation: Prof H. Mostert presented "Innovations in Mine Waste Land Rehabilitation: the Two Sides of the Law", at the Middle-East Environmental Law Conference, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, to an audience of about 100 scholars, students and practitioners.
Abstract accepted: Tapiwa Chimbganda, Gregory Hangone and Jennifer Lee Broadhurst: Exploring the potential use of fibre-rich plants for creating post-mining industrial development. 13th International Conference on mine Closure, to be held 3-5 September 2019, Perth. Western Australia.
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