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West Rand

West Rand is the name of the urban western part of the Witwatersrand that is functionally merged with the Johannesburg conurbation This area became settled by Europeans after a gold-bearing reef discovered in 1886 and sparked the gold rush that gave rise to the establishment of Johannesburg

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (Draft

The West Rand District Municipality (WRDM) appointed BKS (Pty) Ltd to update and make additions to their Environmental Management Framework (EMF) The proposed development will be done for the West Rand District Municipality (WRDM) and its local constituents

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

Chamber of Mines (now Minerals Council South Africa) founded 1890 South Africa began to slow down in the 1880s as the new deposits being found tended to be pyritic ore and gold could not be extracted from this compound with any of the then available technologies

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Witwatersrand

The Witwatersrand (locally the Rand or less commonly the Reef) is a 56-kilometre-long (35 mi) north-facing scarp in South Africa It consists of a hard erosion-resistant quartzite metamorphic rock over which several north-flowing rivers form waterfalls which account for the name Witwatersrand meaning ridge of white waters in Afrikaans

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All About the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa

Kimberley South Africa is home to the world's largest diamond mine also known as the "Big Hole " Dug by humans and so large it is visible from space the pit has yielded some of the world's largest diamonds and made the De Beers name famous worldwide

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South African miners strike for higher wages 1946

South African miners strike for higher wages 1946 (mainly or initiated by) In 1941 the pay disparity between black South African mine workers and white South African workers was R70 to R848 by that evening reported that tens of thousands of workers were out on strike from East to West Rand

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Rand Refinery

14-10-2019Rand Refinery located in Germiston South Africa is one of the world's most famous gold refineries The facility has refined over 50 000 tonnes of gold since 1921 which is nearly one third of the gold ever mined Originally founded by the precursor to the Chamber of Mines of South Africa Rand

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West Rand District Municipality

West Rand District Municipality is one of the districts of Gauteng province of South Africa that covers the West Rand area with the exception of Roodepoort (which was moved into the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality) The seat of the district municipality is Randfontein

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RESOURCES AND RESERVES BY OPERATION SOUTH AFRICA – WEST RAND

RESOURCES AND RESERVES BY OPERATION SOUTH AFRICA – WEST RAND CONTINUED Mining methods and mine planning Mining is by means of sequential grid mining with regional dip stabilising pillars backfill and pre-conditioning to offset the effects of mining at this depth Mining is conducted over five levels from 98 level to 113 level

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Mining History Time Line Events

The Rand Refinery the largest in the world starts operations to refine all of South Africa's gold and silver output 1926 Diamonds discovered at Alexander Bay in the furthest north-west area of the Cape Province just south of the Orange River and the border with South West Africa

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West Rand Consolidated Mines Limited

Beautifully engraved certificate from the West Rand Consolidated Mines Limited issued in 1937 This historic document was printed by Waterlow Sons Limited and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a woman's profile wearing a tiara This item has

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Radioactive city how Johannesburg's townships are paying

6-7-2015Plaatjies is one of tens of thousands in Johannesburg's impoverished townships who are paying a high cost for the city's rich mining past More than 600 abandoned mines surround South Africa's largest city with much of their waste now piled up high next to residential communities – most of which are poor and black

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Mines must take 'prime responsibility' for acid drainage

7-9-2010Mines must take 'prime responsibility' for acid drainage and within 30 years it was South Africa's and to supporting revitalisation of mining on the near West Rand" The mine spokesperson said the scale of the problem was such that it "is economically and practically impossible for one party to solve on its own" and

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South

South African Mines Mining in South Africa has been the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy Large scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later

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The uranium and radon gas concentration and impact on

However in South Africa although a large number of the population is living in regions which are susceptible to the exposure of radon and still unaware of the health risks involved very little attention has been given to this issue This is the case of the West Rand area which is selected as the most appropriate site for the study of the

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TauTona Gold Mine Anglo Gold South Africa

19-10-2019This was completed in 2008 making it the world's deepest mine surpassing the 3 585m deep East Rand Mine by a good distance The name TauTona means "great lion" in the Setswana language The TauTona mine exists within the West Witts area not so far from Johannesburg in South Africa near the town of Carletonville

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West Rand Consolidated Mine Near Johannesburg South

The West Rand Consolidated Mine is near Johannesburg South Africa The site was first discovered in 1887 The West Rand Consolidated Mine is a underground mining operation Initial production took place in 1908 and overall output was considered to be large size Mine operations consist of 2 distinct underground workings There are a total of 4

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East Rand Mine

The mine employed 3 850 people It was the deepest mine in the world until 2008 at 3 585 metres depth slightly more than the TauTona mine also in South Africa which was 3 581 metres at the time (in 2008 the TauTona mine completed a digging project that extended the depth of the mine by several hundred metres ) The mine closed in 2008

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Published by Statistics South Africa Private Bag X44

Statistics South Africa Published by Statistics South Africa Private Bag X44 Pretoria 0001 Limpopo and North West More than half of the world's chrome and proven PGM reserves are in this South African mines produced 251 million tons of coal

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in

Get this from a library! Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Input for Mineral Beneficiation in Africa [Munyaradzi Mujuru S Mutanga] -- South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country's mining history which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site

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Rand Training College National Diplomas (NQF)

Rand Training College is not your common FET institution it is a built-up experience where everything is geared towards your career development Situated in the business hub of Johannesburg Rand Training College is accessible and offers a socially interactive

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South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

12-10-2016South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental and health effects of more than 130 years of gold mining in and around Johannesburg a new report from Harvard Law School shows According to its International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) successive administrations including the

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Depth of the Deepest Mine

Most are located in South Africa due to its abundance of diamond and gold deposits As of 2003 the deepest mine is the East Rand mine at 3585 meters but as technology improves and the search for natural resources continues many mines are constantly being deepened In the next few years the Western Deep mine will reach 5 km

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Mines must take 'prime responsibility' for acid drainage

7-9-2010Mines must take 'prime responsibility' for acid drainage and within 30 years it was South Africa's and to supporting revitalisation of mining on the near West Rand" The mine spokesperson said the scale of the problem was such that it "is economically and practically impossible for one party to solve on its own" and

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About Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp West Rand Falling under the municipality known as Mogale City Krugersdorp is essentially a mining town regarded as the industrial hub of western Gauteng the South African National of Prey Centre and the Railway and Steam Train Museum where steam train fanatics can revel in the 90 odd steam engine locomotives

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Mineral resources and mineral reserves South Africa West

The structure of the West Rand goldfield is dominated by the Witpoortjie and Panvlakte Horst blocks which are superimposed over broad folding associated with the south-east plunging West Rand syncline At the Doornkop mine both the Kimberley Reef and the South Reef are exploited

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Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) South Africa

What is Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) why is it such a serious threat to South Africa and more importantly WHY has been it been silenced and kept under wraps Skip to content On the West Rand toxic water has already destroyed life in the WonderfonteinSpruit So let's say every mine in South Africa can stop the problem (unlikely)

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Geographical positioning of Gauteng

It is apt that when the nine provinces of South Africa were renamed after the country's first democratic elections in 1994 the former Transvaal Province (consisting of the PWV an acronym for Pretoria the Witwatersrand and Vereeniging) was called Gauteng a Sesotho word meaning "place of gold"

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