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  • Water-use dynamics of a peat swamp forest and a dune ...

    2020-7-19 · type found in South Africa while dune forests have been un-der severe threat through mining and agriculture. Both forest types exist in the conservation area, and World Heritage site, known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the East coast of South Africa. The area is prone to severe droughts (Taylor

  • Temporal Changes in the Spatial Structure of Coastal Dune ...

    2021-11-26 · Coastal Dune Habitats of the Northeast Coast of South Africa Study area Rehabilitation program Regeneration through ecological succession Conclusion Chapter 2 Temporal Changes in the Spatial Structure of Coastal Dune Forest Canopies Introduction Methods Study area Fragmentation Age-related trends in the spatial structure of tree canopies ...

  • Decline of Birds in a Human Modified Coastal Dune Forest ...

    Introduction. Coastal dune forest is one of South Africa''s rarest vegetation types; restricted to the eastern coast, it covers less than 1000 km 2 is also biogeographically important, and occurs within the Maputaland Center of endemism and the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot, .While South African coastal dune forest is relatively well protected with 9.51% …

  • Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental ...

    Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental destruction wrought by the colonization of Africa. Dune critically explores the geopolitics behind resource extraction in Africa. It highlights the limitations of and the inevitable resistance to the powers that …

  • Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental ...

    2021-10-30 · Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental destruction wrought by the colonisation of Africa. Director Denis Villeneuve''s most recent sci-fi epic is the latest attempt to tell the story of Frank Herbert''s acclaimed 1965 novel, Dune. The film is set millennia in the future when the galaxy is ruled by a class of family Houses.

  • Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental ...

    Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental destruction wrought by the colonization of Africa. Director Denis Villeneuve''s most recent sci-fi epic is the latest attempt to tell the story of Frank Herbert''s acclaimed 1965 novel, Dune. The film is set millennia in the future when the galaxy is ruled by a class of family Houses.

  • Mining in Paradise? Caught Between A Rock And Heavy ...

    2021-11-27 · South Africa has its fair share of controversial mining proposals. In the late 1980s, the protracted and widely publicized conflict surrounding a proposed heavy minerals mine at St. Lucia (in the vicinity of what has now become a World Heritage Site) heralded a new era in which environmental groups can engage mining development interests in fierce contests enacted on …

  • Richards Bay Minerals dune mining, South Africa | EJAtlas

    2014-4-8 · Richards Bay Minerals dune mining, South Africa Description: Mining of ilmenite, rutile and zircon from deposits in forested coastal sand dunes has been taking place since the mid 1970s, by Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto.

  • Conserving biodiversity – ICMM

    Dune forest restoration in South Africa ICMM member Rio Tinto has also been successful in supporting conservation in southern Africa. Through its subsidiary Richards Bay Minerals, it supports South Africa''s longest running environmental rehabilitation programme, the restoration of the indigenous coastal dune forest of KwaZulu-Natal.. After minerals have been extracted, the …

  • The coastal heavy mineral sand deposits of Africa | South ...

    Only three of the mines, all located in South Africa, have their own smelters that convert ilmenite into titanium slag and pig iron. Coastal environments are all eco-sensitive and mine site rehabilitation is employed throughout, including effective disposal of radiogenic tailings associated with high U+Th zircon and monazite.

  • Post-mining rehabilitation of coastal sand dunes in ...

    1996-5-1 · Rehabilitation after dune mining results in bare and shifting sand that requires stabilisation and man- agement. Problems of stabilising coastal dunes are summarised in succinct accounts of dune manage- ment in the UK by Ranwell and Boar (1986) and in South Africa by Tinley (1985), and the process in South Africa has been reviewed by Avis (1989).

  • KZN dune mining go-ahead

    2012-7-20 · KZN dune mining go-ahead. The government has given the go-ahead for a large-scale, controversial dune mining venture on the doorstep of Mtunzini and the adjoining Umlalazi Nature Reserve. Although ...

  • Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental ...

    2021-10-28 · For example, Cecil Rhodes, who is known widely for the decolonisation campaign #RhodesMustFall, made his fortune mining diamonds in South Africa.This industry produces a lot of local pollution and is also highly energy intensive.. Many modern-day mining and oil companies have their roots in the colonial invasion of Africa, with damaging environmental costs both …

  • Dune

    2021-11-1 · Dune offers a useful allegorical narrative of the "scramble for Africa", which saw European empires carve up the continent into colonised powers based purely in the pursuit of trade advantages.

  • Skulduggery and dune mining

    2021-11-26 · Skulduggery and dune mining (From Noseweek) by Erika Schutze. Residents in the Xolobeni district in Pondoland find themselves the victims of the manipulative tactics of an Australian mining company on the hunt for titanium deposits, the tunnel vision of the Department of Minerals and Energy, as well as a couple of scheming ANC bigwigs (ex of the Department …

  • Mining

    2015-4-15 · Mining Historically, South Africa has been a leading global supplier of minerals and mineral products, ... alluvial, offshore, dune as well as artisanal mining. An estimated 7% direct contribution was . made to GDP by mining in 2006 and R140 billion to …

  • Mining in the Sand Dunes of Richards Bay, South Africa

    2017-12-3 · South Africa. Mineral Sands Overview Formation of Dunes Heavy Mineral Concentrate in Sands ... RBM Mining Ponds December 2017 Mining Pond A Mining Pond C ... Control Roads, Power . Environmental Management Rebuilding/Reshaping Dune Rehabilitation New Plantation . Processing and Beneficiation December 2017 • Mineral separation • Roasting

  • Mtunzini

    2014-4-8 · When negative impacts became evident through problems and conflicts at the Hillendale mine, it triggered a response from affected community members. This led to general awareness of the problems, and the Mtunzini community decided to take a strong stand against the proposed mining at Fairbreeze south of Mtunzini.

  • Weathering of Coastal Dunes in Northern KwaZulu-Natal ...

    Weathering of coastal dunes in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(3), 630-646. West Palm Beach (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. This paper identifies and quantifies the clay assemblage within coastal dunes of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and proposes a model for clay distribution and abundance.

  • Soil Characteristics of Rehabilitating and Unmined Coastal ...

    This study was correlated with the directional changes in selected soil elements with age of regeneration of post-mining areas of sand dunes of Richards Bay, South Africa ( …

  • How to watch Dune online on HBO Max and around the …

    2021-10-23 · Set in the year 10191, Dune begins with Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) handed control of the Spice mining operation on the desert planet Arrakis, with "spice" being a valuable commodity ...

  • The costs and benefits of open cast dune mining | Wild …

    The costs and benefits of open cast dune mining. According to an article written by Mariaan Olivier (13 Apr 07), local communities around Australian miner Mineral Resource Commodities'' (MRC''s) proposed opencast dune-mining area, on the Wild Coast, have filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission, a social worker working ...

  • AmaBhungane: West Coast dune mining – is the tide tur...

    2016-7-18 · Tormin is owned by Australian-listed Mineral Sand Resources (MSR), whose South African subsidiary is also locked in a battle over proposed dune mining with the Xolobeni community on the Wild Coast.

  • Anger over ''back door'' St Lucia dune mining plan

    2018-11-8 · Anger over ''back door'' St Lucia dune mining plan. A floating dredger sucks heavy minerals from coastal sand dunes north of Richards Bay. A new company has set its sights on similar mining ...

  • Dune – a prophetic tale about the environmental ...

    2021-11-1 · Dune critically explores the geopolitics behind resource extraction in Africa. It highlights the limitations of and the inevitable resistance to the powers that attempt to wield natural resources for domination. It also predicted that the colonisation of the past would lead to much of the destruction we are now seeing.

  • Dune Mining and the Nhlabane Estuary, South Africa: the ...

    1999-1-1 · The Nhlabane Estuary, located on the north-east coast of South Africa, is situated in a titanium dune mining lease area. During 1993, a mining dredger and concentrator crossed the middle reaches of the estuary. For this purpose, two berm walls were constructed across the estuary. Two impacts stemmed from the crossing.

  • South African Biomes Facts, Information & Pictures Learn ...

    2021-11-28 · Occupying one third of the area of South Africa, the savanna is the largest biome in the country. It is well developed over the Low-veld and Kalahari region of South Africa and is also dominant in Botswana, Namibia and …

  • South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests ...

    South Africa: Restoration of Coastal Dune Forests Following Opencast Mining in Northern KwaZulu-Natal Province The spreading of topsoil on reshaped dunes; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998 A 14-year-old rehabilitating stand with well-developed canopy dominated by Acacia karroo (sweet thorn) and emerging secondary species; Credit: van Aarde et al. 1998

  • An Evaluation of Habitat Rehabilitation on Coastal Dune ...

    Theresia Ott, Rudi J. van Aarde, Coastal dune topography as a determinant of abiotic conditions and biological community restoration in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 10.1007/s11355-013-0211-1, 10, 1, (17-28), (2013).

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