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Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa SAIIA

The frameworks governing small-scale sand mining in South Africa lack the necessary financial and human resource capacities to support better environmental compliance, and the enforcement mechanisms to successfully deter illegal activities are weak. Consequently, there has been a flurry of new entrants to the sector, creating a system fraught

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa Conservation

The frameworks governing small-scale sand mining in South Africa lack the necessary financial and human resource capacities to support better environmental compliance, and the enforcement mechanisms to successfully deter illegal activities are weak.2 Consequently, there has been a flurry of new entrants to the sector, creating a system fraught

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa NGO Pulse

2020-12-20  Uncontrolled and often illegal sand mining activities are destroying some of South Africa’s most valuable natural resources at an unprecedented rate. Sand mining is the extraction of surface sand from beaches and inland dunes, or the dredging of sand from riverbeds. The sand is typically sold to the construction industry, for the production of materials such as tiles, cement bricks and other

New research: Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa SAIIA

Illegal sand mining operation in South Africa. Uncontrolled and often illegal sand mining activities are destroying some of South Africa’s most valuable natural resources at an unprecedented rate. Sand mining is the extraction of surface sand from beaches and inland dunes, or the dredging of sand

South Africa: Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

2019-12-28  South Africa: Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa. 15 December 2014. South African Institute of International Affairs (Johannesburg) document By Romy Chevallier. SAIIA Policy Briefing No 116

Illegal sand mining in South Africa Polity.za

Natural sand from estuary and coastal land is one of South Africa’s most valuable resources. However, there has recently been a drastic increase in uncontrolled and unauthorised sand mining activities in rivers, valleys and estuaries throughout the country. The frameworks governing small-scale sand mining in South Africa lack the necessary financial and human resource capacities to support

Dealing with the South African surge in illegal mining

2021-1-2  Why is illegal mining on the rise? Despite widespread media attention given to the dangers of illegal mining, there has been a surge in this activity. In South Africa, this stems mainly from an increase in unemployment, poverty and the entry of large numbers of illegal immigrants into the country.

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

"Natural sand from estuary and coastal land is one of South Africa’s most valuable resources. However, there has recently been a drastic increase in uncontrolled and unauthorised sand mining activities in rivers, valleys and estuaries throughout the country. The frameworks governing small-scale sand

Uproar after alleged illegal sand miners dig up graves

2020-12-16  Sand is classified as a mineral and regulated in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act No 28 of 2002) and permits for mining sand

Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of South Africa

Mr Msiza noted that there was a changing modus operandi in illegal mining in South Africa. This every time progress is made in mitigating illegal mining in one area, more operations emerge in other areas. Sand mining has also increased dramatically in recent years.

What Does Minerals And Energy Do About Illegal

If illegal mining is ongoing, "The department does not prosecute anyone. The department institutes criminal proceedings through the South African Police Service (SAPS) by lodging a complaint and then having the SAPS investigating the alleged offence whereupon it would be in the discretion, based on evidence, as to whether the public prosecutor

SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

2020-12-29  For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa, it’s often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and explosives, tax evasion, money

The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry

The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry It's a multibillion-dollar transnational business empire with its own financial targets, line managers, security personnel and CEOs.

Quick Sand, Dirty Money Hakai Magazine

Quick Sand, Dirty Money Illegal sand mining in South Africa is starving beaches of sand, ruining rivers, and endangering lives. Authored by Story by Kimon de Greef Photos by Charlie Shoemaker Wordcount December 5, 2017 3,300 words, about 16 minutes Share this article. Share this: Share on Flipboard

Sand mining threatens SA coast study

In her more recent paper, Chevallier says sand (mainly for construction) is one of South Africa’s most valuable resources, yet there has been a “drastic increase” in mostly illegal sand

Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa: Stop

2020-6-25  Illegal sand mining is causing irreparable damage to the vulnerable estuarine and coastal ecosystems along the once pristine Wild Coast of South Africa, undermining long term economic benefits for impoverished local communities that depend on tourism for income.South Africa is losing one of its most beautiful and untouched places!

Illegal sand mining YourStory

The NGT had completely banned sand mining on the banks of the river in 2015 pending an investigation, though the state denied that any illegal mining took place. The government was again

Uproar after alleged illegal sand miners dig up graves

2020-12-16  Sand is classified as a mineral and regulated in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act No 28 of 2002) and permits for mining sand

Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of South Africa

Mr Msiza noted that there was a changing modus operandi in illegal mining in South Africa. This every time progress is made in mitigating illegal mining in one area, more operations emerge in other areas. Sand mining has also increased dramatically in recent years.

SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

2020-12-29  For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa, it’s often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and explosives, tax evasion, money

South African residents protest sand mining on safety

Illegal sand mining operations have long been found in South Africa, so the DMR’s final decision could set a precedent for future sand mining projects in the country. Mining Technology’s Mining Safety content is supported by USA mining safety specialists Carroll Technologies Group.

Sand mining threatens SA coast study

In her more recent paper, Chevallier says sand (mainly for construction) is one of South Africa’s most valuable resources, yet there has been a “drastic increase” in mostly illegal sand

Dealing with illegal miners Hogan Lovells

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa reports that illegal mining activity within the mineral shelf of South Africa is on the rise. Recent news headlines confirmed as much. In September 2016, Mine Rescue Services were dispatched to assist in the rescue of illegal mine workers trapped underground in Langlaagte, Johannesburg.

Department of Mineral Resources, South Africa: Stop

2020-6-25  Illegal sand mining is causing irreparable damage to the vulnerable estuarine and coastal ecosystems along the once pristine Wild Coast of South Africa, undermining long term economic benefits for impoverished local communities that depend on tourism for income.South Africa is losing one of its most beautiful and untouched places!

Illegal sand mining YourStory

The NGT had completely banned sand mining on the banks of the river in 2015 pending an investigation, though the state denied that any illegal mining took place. The government was again

CASE STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SAND

2020-7-23  CASE STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SAND MINING AND GRAVEL EXTRACTION FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN GABORONE by for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE in the subject ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: PROF S.J. MOJA OCTOBER 2013. ii DECLARATION STUDENT NUMBER: 5066-598-7 illegal mining

(PDF) The physical and environmental impacts of sand

The aim of the study was to assess the consequences of sand mining activities on soil erosion, vegetation clearance and landslide levels in the O.R. Tambo district.