problems faced by communities in mining areas

Top challenges faced by the mining industry and its implications (Part 1) eMail 4674 54 Tweet Mining by definition is a multifaceted industry with a complex chain of operations, process intensive and strongly influenced by external factors (from weather to commodities prices)....

Mining contributes to the economies of many developing countries; however, the wealth may not reach local communities. Responsible miners often seek to contribute to local development, but they face a number of challenges, including unrealistic expectations and a plethora of deserving projects. The social issues team has assisted clients to pursue CSI strategies that are defensible and ......

The environmental impact of mining includes erosion in the environment, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by chemicals from mining …...

472 MINING AND HEALTH Health Problems from Mining Mining causes serious accidents such as fires, explosions, or collapsed mine tunnels that affect miners and people living in communities …...

Mining and Community Engagement Principles Introduction The impact of a mine's activities spans decades if not centuries. South Africa is a very good example of how mines have influenced the economic, environmental and social aspects of our country. Even though mining has placed South Africa on the global economic map, the reality is that often the profits are kept in the hands of a few ......

The mining industry has always faced major challenges across the world – maybe because it is a very old industry (going back to prehistoric times), which can be viewed in a good and in a bad way: the mining industry has a strong history, but it could also be said that it does not have a good reputation within this history....

Mining companies have an impressive track record for delivering continuous improvements in safety and risk governance standards. We have no doubt that the professionalism and expertise present within the industry will ensure that any new and emerging risk challenges are dealt with in …...

The licencing of mining to foreign firms may be a problem. Since minerals in South Africa are formally public property, under the control of government, conditionalities should be prescribed such as providing a portion of mineral assets for beneficiation by historically disadvantaged firms and their communities, local procurement etc....

between the mining company and its host communities. It concludes that most mining companies presume the provision of socio-economic development in mining communities will lead to the company securing a social license to...

Analyzing community problems is a way of thinking carefully about a problem or issue before acting on a solution. It first involves identifying reasons a problem exists, and then (and only then) identifying possible solutions and a plan for improvement....

In particular, it focuses on building good relationships with local communities most heavily impacted by mining operations. But it also pinpoints some of the significant troubles the mining ......

Health Impacts of Mining on Women in Communities: Living in the midst of dust and sewages Majority of the health problems in mining regions are caused due to unchecked pollution and high levels of toxicity, mine tailings and mine disasters....

Local communities are increasingly seeking economic benefit from mining activities in their regions through equity stakes, infrastructure development, job creation and improving the communities ......

Mining is the most significant economic activity in some mountain areas with important mineral resources, and it is inevitably accompanied by serious environmental problems. These include the disposal of mine wastes, tailings and processing wastes, erosion problems and the pollution of rivers in mined areas, loss of natural habitat, and the abandonment of unusable wastelands once the mining ......

Environmental and social impacts: In some African countries, environmental problems and social issues caused by mining have been sources of protests and conflicts between mining companies and communities in mining areas. Mining has often been associated with deforestation, land degradation, air pollution, and disruption of the ecosystem. For example, the recent strikes and deaths in major ......

The third charge to the committee was to consider significant emerging research areas in mining safety and health that appear especially important in terms of their relevance to the mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program. Emerging issues can be...

2018-12-29· Environmental problems can be found in all areas of the world, and they affect land, water and air. Some result from what humans take from the environment, in the form of land for agriculture, and accommodation for a rapidly increasing population; mineral and fossil fuel resources; and timber....

In urban and rural communities alike, about half see drug addiction as a top-tier problem: 50% and 46%, respectively, say this is a major problem in their local community. A smaller but substantial share of adults living in suburban areas (35%) say drug addiction is a major problem where they live....

4 Problems In Your Community That Need Your Attention & How You Can Help. By Jackie Bernstein. Nov 3 2015. Sure, the idea of "community service" might feel like a relic of your Scout days ......

DIAMOND MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT FACT SHEET The formal diamond mining industry constantly strives to strike a balance between its economic, social and environmental responsibilities, while making a positive and lasting contribution to the environment and communities in which it operates. However there is also a large amount of informal alluvial diamond digging – which is not …...

By Warren Beech, partner and head of mining at law firm Hogan Lovells The various challenges being faced by the South African Exploration and Mining Industry are generally summarised into 8 key challenges, namely: the global financial crisis, and the impact that this has had on global demand, regulatory and legislative uncertainty ......

As illustrated by the given examples, the problems faced by developing countries are too complex to be addressed in a web page, and "solving" a single aspect, even one as focused as production of a single mineral, may ultimately prove impossible without across-the-board changes. However, the international community cannot afford to ignore these issues: the cost in lost productivity and human ......

2008-08-25· The problems faced by Gabon's forests and the communities that depend on them: a menu of logging, dams, oil, mining, parks, railways, roads, ports 8 / 2008 at 8:19 pm 21 comments In Gabon, forests and the communities that depend on them for survival face a range of different problems....

The rise of social and environmental concerns have come at a time of volatile commodity prices. The price of gold, which broke US$1,900 an ounce in 2011, fell to around US$1,200 this year, while ......

The team faced a number of challenges while collecting data from communities – again, mainly rooted in distrust at the community level. It addressed these trust challenges by ensuring that all the CFAs were recruited directly from the communities- so citizens were familiar with them and their local ties allowed them to understand the validity of information. It gathered information from ......

Residential Living in a Mining Town – Pros and Cons If you're considering a job in mining, you may be weighing up the pros and cons of residential living versus FIFO or DIDO arrangements. Residential mining jobs allow you to live permanently near the mine, in your own home....

Communities resettled a few years apart, for example, may have sold land for very different prices; the first when the community did not have a sense of land values relative to industrial scale mining, and the second with the benefit of hindsight informed by a strong sense of impacts. Dams, construction project agri-business, forestry and even oil and gas can more readily plan resettlement as ......

The current relationship in the Philippines between indigenous peoples and the state can be characterized as a legal and institutional stalemate. In Philippine law, indigenous peoples' ancestral domains are recognized under native title as never having been public land. At the same time, Philippine land law is founded on the Regalian Doctrine ......

Botswana has the second highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate (about 25%) in the world today with about 350,000 (of the 2 million people) living with HIV/AIDS.Those with the disease are often abandoned by their families, communities and even the government, worsening the already bad situation for many especially in the rural areas. Most children have lost either one or both of their parents ......