Amendments to the South African mining sector’s environmental impact assessment regulations will ensure ongoing moderation of the effects the industry has on its surroundings.
Of late, the future of junior mining companies in Africa has been looking up, with activity on the rise and greater interest from investors.
Companies are focusing on new technologies that help conserve and recycle water used at all levels of their operations.
Miners are recognising the need to lay solid foundations for a skilled workforce – with a focus on youth development.
Several South African mining houses are re-mining and recycling their tailings storage facilities.