Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa: Development Actors, by Suvania Naidoo

By Suvania Naidoo

This SpringerBrief specializes in Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) within the 3 basins within the Witwatersrand, South Africa. It presents a history to AMD and its impactsfrom a social technological know-how perspective.The South African govt and non-governmental corporations’ reaction to AMD is classed, in addition the socio-economic and developmental results of AMD. This quantity, that's in keeping with the author’s Master’s dissertation at UNISA, contains interviews with a variety of specialists within the box from executive departments, environmental corporations (activists), the personal region (mining), tourism area and the rural zone. The e-book discusses current coverage files on AMD and offers options according to the numerous socio-economic affects that have no longer been totally addressed. A literature evaluation at the international context of AMD is provided.

South Africa’s water structures are already significantly harmed by way of weather switch, various varieties of toxins, and poorly controlled sanitation platforms. For those purposes, the rustic is changing into more and more water-stressed and for this reason, water will proceed to develop into a lot scarcer sooner or later. because of AMD’s persisted effect on South Africa’s water structures, as a technical or clinical topic in addition to the coverage implications for the mining area, water safety and socio-economic sustainability has turn into a hugely contested issue.

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According to the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) (2010, p. 366), with the large mineral reserves in South Africa, it is evident that the mining industry also plays a big role in ‘the war’ against poverty and underdevelopment in South Africa. Thus, the industry will have a negative impact in striving towards a sustainable future and preserving the earth’s resources. 3 Water and Sustainable Development 23 The existing literature presents sustainable development as a visionary development paradigm.

2 Understanding the Key Concepts In this section the key concepts, including AMD and sustainable development, that are used frequently in this book are defined or conceptualised. At the same time, explanation of the key concepts as they are presented in the existing literature serves the purpose of setting out the key elements of the conceptual framework on the topic of this book. 1 Acid Mine Drainage Acid mine drainage has commonly been described as ‘the single most significant threat to the environment’ (Ochieng et al.

This in itself explains the significance and relevance of promoting and aiming for a sustainable future. In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) (in United Nations 2008, p. 18) defined ‘sustainable development’ as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. This definition means that the earth’s resources should be used in such a way that these resources are preserved for future generations.

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