oa Discourse - Energy, coal mining and the rehabilitation of the environment

Volume 33 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... Addressing the above-mentioned topic in afairly short article is no mean feat, givingthe topic serious substance at the same timeeven less so. Fortunately there are numerousand varied angles from which to approachthe topic, and this discussion will do so witha strong mining influence.With the promulgation of the Mineral andPetroleum Resources Development Act, 2002(Act No. 28 of 2002), mining in South Africahas gone from an initial ""free for all"" in thenineteenth century to all mineral reservesbeing reverted back to the State in the twentyfirstcentury.

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