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Waste does not have to be dirty

Waste not, want not – waste management in the mining industry

By Matthew Wood

Waste management is a topic that has received very little coverage in MMPR. We spoke to some experts in the field to find out where the mining industry stands on this important issue. As with many other industries, the management of waste in the mining sector becomes a problem. We investigate the different forms of waste that appear in mines, and the most efficient ways to deal with them.


Green initiatives in mining continue

Green initiatives in mining continue, as is illustrated in this comprehensive report with some exciting details.


Water, energy and mining today

As water scarcity becomes a bigger problem in South Africa, the use of alternative energy becomes critically more important. How bad is the situation at present?


To frack or not to frack

Anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to file an urgent application in court to stop any fracking in the Karoo region. Government recently announced that exploration for shale gas will begin in the next 12 months, ending years of speculation over the project and following years of postponements.


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