Major Mines & Projects | Venetia Mine

Mine Life. 25 years (as of Jan 1, 2020) Venetia operation is an open pit mine and the country''s largest producer of diamonds, contributing 40% of South Africa''s annual diamond production. Venetia UG Extension Project is expected to treat approximately 131 Mt of material containing an estimated 95 Mct.

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Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review and ...

2018-8-1 · The Better Regulation guidelines provide a list of social impacts to be screened during the impact assessment, which includes a wide set of aspects. 7 Horizontal impacts (concerning the economic, social and environmental spheres) consist of economic and social cohesion, impacts in developing countries, sustainable development, and fundamental ...

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A social and economic impact assessment of the South ...

A social and economic impact assessment of the South African mineral and petroleum resources development act on the small-scale diamond mining sector . ... Includes bibliographical references.The small-scale mining (SSM) sector in South Africa has been overshadowed by the wealth generating capacity of the formal mining industry. To address the ...

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History of Diamonds | Cape Town Diamond Museum

The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December 1866 and February 1867 when 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent rock on his father''s farm, on the south bank of the Orange River. Over the next few years, South Africa yielded more diamonds than India had in over 2,000 years. The first diamond discoveries in South Africa ...

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The Positive Impact of Diamond Mining

2016-9-28 · Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond …

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South Africa changed the diamond industry forever | CT ...

South Africa is known for its beautiful landscape, wildlife, sunny weather and also for its diamond, gold and platinum reserves. However, it wasn''t until the late 1800s when the discovery of the first diamond in South Africa made diamonds more attainable to the middle class, changing the worldwide diamond industry forever.. During 1867, a young man named, Erasmus Jacobs discovered the first ...

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Mining in SA

2021-8-27 · Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centred on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. The country''s stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the gold rush on the world-famous Witwatersrand.

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SAMCODES

2019-1-22 · These materials are typically grown (agriculture) or mined (mining). South Africa is a minerals rich country, and as a result, its economy is driven by the mining industry both as a direct employer (mines) and as indirect employers (services, …

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Aspects of diamond mineralisation and distribution at the ...

 · The diamonds from the Swartruggens dyke swarm are mainly tetrahexahedra, with subsidiary octahedral and cuboid crystals. They are predominantly colourless, with subordinate yellows, browns, and greens. The existence of discrete cores and oscillatory growth structures within the diamonds, together with the recognition of harzburgite, lherzolite, at least two eclogitic and a websteritic diamond ...

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THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL …

2014-1-10 · THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF DIAMOND MINING IN CHIADZWA Research material compiled by CRD G.R Chimonyo Senior Lecturer Africa University Solomon Mungure Institute of Peace and Governance (IPLG) Africa University Dr. Paul D. Scott Professor, European Peace University and Kansai Gaidai University Japan

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Aspects of diamond mineralisation and distribution at the ...

The diamonds from the Swartruggens dyke swarm are mainly tetrahexahedra, with subsidiary octahedral and cuboid crystals. They are predominantly colourless, with subordinate yellows, browns, and greens. The existence of discrete cores and oscillatory growth structures within the diamonds, together with the recognition of harzburgite, lherzolite, at least two eclogitic and a websteritic diamond ...

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A social and economic impact assessment of the South ...

The small-scale mining (SSM) sector in South Africa has been overshadowed by the wealth generating capacity of the formal mining industry. To address the disparity between the SSM sector and the large formal mining industry, a number of government initiatives have been introduced, the latest being the preparation of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28, which was finalized ...

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Appendix 2: Environmental and Social Impacts of Mining

2018-9-21 · Sustainable Development (SOUTHERN AFRICA) Project, by CSIR-Environmentek, Pretoria, South Africa and Geology Department, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Report No. ENV-P-C 2001-042. xvi + 336 pp; J.J. Marcus, ed. Mining Environmental Handbook: Effects of Mining on the Environment and

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Positive Impact of Diamonds on Producing Countries | Sparklr

The diamond trade contributes approximately $7.6 billion per year to Africa. Diamonds account for 88% of Botswana''s export revenue, 35% of government revenue and 20% of the gross domestic product (GDP) Diamonds account for approximately 48% of Namibia''s export …

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South Africa

2020-8-18 · South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals. In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and …

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South Africa

2021-8-26 · South Africa - South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (1870–1902): South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870, when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when the South African War ended. …

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The Social, Economical, and Environmental Impacts of ...

The Shocking Environmental Impact of Diamond Mining

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Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility Partnerships …

2011-11-3 · Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility Partnerships in South Africa L Mabuza, N Msezane and M Kwata ... nomic aspects of sustainability, they need to contribute fi rst and foremost towards improvement ... challenges with current partnerships in mining in South Africa are discussed, although they are not prioritised.

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The Socio Economic Aspects of Mine Closure and …

2018-11-6 · aspects of closure in South Africa, with a view to provide a pragmatic social process guide for use by closure practitioners. As an initial step, the key principles for mine closure contained in the local and international

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The impact of politics on SA mining

2021-8-23 · Moneyweb. There are few times in the history of South Africa that its economy has been at the mercy of its politics as it is now. After 9/12/2015, the day of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene''s sacking, the economy has somewhat followed the lead of political developments. With the mining sector playing such a pivotal role in the economy ...

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2014-12-10 · South African War of 1899-1902. Over the decades. the perceptions on what caused the war have changed. There is a correlat,ion between the writer''s political convictions and aims and the causes that he/she at­ tributes to the South African War. Similarly there is a consistency be­

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Blood Diamonds & Violence in Africa | Brilliant Earth

Diamond mining is plagued by shocking violence, from killings to sexual violence to torture. Often, rebel groups are responsible for this violence. But governments and mining companies also commit atrocities in Africa''s diamond fields, frequently in countries …

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THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DIAMOND MfNfNG

2010-9-13 · The Southem African IlIs/ilute of Mining and Metallurgy Diamonds -Source to Use 2010 N Morris and N L Baartjes THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DIAMOND MfNfNG - IS IT TIME TO REVISIT THE SCORECARD? N Morris and N L Baartjes Mintek Abstract In South Africa, diamond~ are mined predominantly in rural areas. Kimberlitic diamonds

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Recent Advances in Understanding the Geology of Diamonds ...

INTRODUCTION. Research into natural diamonds (figure 1) has emerged over the last two decades as one of the keys to understanding the deep earth. Analytical advances, improved geologic knowledge, and the emergence of new diamond-producing regions …

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Mining

2015-4-15 · Africa there is an increasing emphasis on offshore diamond mining operations. At present marine diamonds comprise about 10% of South Africa''s total diamond production. The west coast also supports oil mining, although South Africa''s exploration for oil is focussed on the south east coast.

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Diamonds, forever or for good?: the economic impact of ...

2021-8-16 · through good governance, management and control of supply, Botswana has managed to retain significant income from diamonds while retaining its political stability. these three countries have benefited from the Kimberley process, developing new regulations, although evidence of conflict diamond trade in South Africa has to be better addressed.

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Brief history of diamond mining in South Africa

2  · The Cullinan diamond is discovered at the Premier mine. At 3,106.75ct, it is the largest rough diamond ever found. The Premier mine is later renamed the Cullinan mine. The Cullinan diamond is cut into nine gems. The two biggest are presented to King Edward VII in 1908 and now form part of the British Crown Jewels 1910 Union of South Africa ...

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South Africa – De Beers Group

When it opened, Voorspoed became the first major new diamond mine in South Africa in almost two decades. It''s the first of a new generation of 21st century mines that meet the highest standards in environmental and social performance. More than four million carats are expected to be recovered during Voorspoed''s life of mine. In 2017, the ...

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Grade 8

 · Background and Focus of Grade 8- Term 2: The Mineral Revolution in South Africa. The Mineral Revolution in South Africa started with the discovery of diamonds in Kimberley in 1867, and intensified with the discovery of deep-level gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886. By the time that gold was discovered, African kingdoms had lost their independence.

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Impacts | Diamond Commodity Chain

2021-8-27 · While diamonds are admired and loved by many there are a few bad social impacts such as poor working conditions, child labor, environmental impacts. While there are 6 steps in the diamond pipeline, the majority of these social and environmental impacts come during the mining of the diamonds, the most controversial step.

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