Sustainability Corner

Putting coal ash to good use

Putting coal ash to good use

Coal ash from power stations and steam generators continues to accumulate across the country. As a result, the South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) has called for private and public sectors to explore ways of incorporating coal ash into their...
Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

South Africa’s government recently published directions on how public participation can safely be achieved during environmental authorisation (EA) processes. This is an important step as the country adapts to living with the risk of Covid-19...
BME recognised for safety performance

BME recognised for safety performance

BME received the Sustained High-Performance Award from the chemical sector for its safety performance. The accolade was part of the Responsible Care Awards run annually by the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) – held this...
Addressing climate change risks in mining

Addressing climate change risks in mining

Climate change is exacerbating many of the risks that mines already face in their daily operations, and needs to be factored into planning decisions right from the pre-feasibility stage of projects. Water management, for example, is becoming more...
Safety and sustainability beyond COVID-19

Safety and sustainability beyond COVID-19

Mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability as they work to recover from the impact of COVID-19, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Mining sites in South...
Gold Tailings Retreatment & UN SDGs

Gold Tailings Retreatment & UN SDGs

According to Earthlife Africa Johannesburg is the most radioactive city on the planet due to gold mining heritage. Uranium was considered merely a waste product by the late 1800s and haphazardly discarded without any recovery. Abandoned mines were...