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Sand Mining - Coast KZN

Better enforcement is urgently required to discourage illegal sand mining and to end the extraction of all river and estuarine sand mining. At the same time, more sustainable sources of sand for the fast growing construction industry are needed. You should report illegal sand mining to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) provides licences for ...

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Water and Sanitation on illegal sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal

22/10/2017  Illegal sand mining threatens environmental loss. The Minister of Water and Sanitation Mrs Nomvula Mokonyane addressed KwaZulu-Natal traditional leaders during a stakeholder engagement on unlawful water use through sand mining on 20 October 2017 in Durban. Speaking to the delegates Mokonyane said, “As a country, we need to proactively root out unlawful water use, non

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Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa - The Green Times

Most of the illegal operators in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape extract sand directly from main river channels and adjacent sandbanks. Although these operations appear small and localised, they remove important stabilising riparian vegetation and constantly move location, leaving behind unproductive and unrestored land. Sand budget studies conducted in South Africa by non

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Sand Mining - Coast KZN

Sand mining in KZN estuaries has an adverse effect on both estuarine and coastal functioning, having contributed to the reduction of natural buffers, predisposing sections of the coastline to damage from increasingly variable seas and storm surge events. Impacts on the biological function of estuaries have also been recorded. While the need for building material is unquestionable, other ...

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Illegal sand mining threatens environment Zululand

27/10/2017  KZN is currently facing unlawful water use activities through sand mining in the Illovo, Umzumbe, uMthwalume, UMvoti, Buffalo, uMdloti, Amatikulu, uMhlathuze, Umfolozi and uMgeni Rivers. Unlawful water use through sand mining activities is causing numerous and serious problems such as the disruption in potable water supply and pollution of water resources. Legal action. The DWS has

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Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa - The Green Times

Most of the illegal operators in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape extract sand directly from main river channels and adjacent sandbanks. Although these operations appear small and localised, they remove important stabilising riparian vegetation and constantly move location, leaving behind unproductive and unrestored land. Sand budget studies conducted in South Africa by non

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Authorities confront illegal sand miners

More illegal sand miners are being targeted in a blitz of the Mhlati, Illovo, Umgeni Mhlatuzi and Amatigulu rivers. “Those are the rivers we have identified to have the most severe sand mining problems in KZN, ” said Sikhosana. He added that the nine sites in the Umvoti river are far apart and spans an area no less than 10 km long.

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Illegal sand mining threatens environment Zululand

27/10/2017  KZN is currently facing unlawful water use activities through sand mining in the Illovo, Umzumbe, uMthwalume, UMvoti, Buffalo, uMdloti, Amatikulu, uMhlathuze, Umfolozi and uMgeni Rivers. Unlawful water use through sand mining activities is causing numerous and serious problems such as the disruption in potable water supply and pollution of water resources. Legal action. The DWS has

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Govt’s steps to stop illegal sand mining - IOL

17/02/2016  Durban - As illegal sand mining escalates in KwaZulu-Natal, the government has turned to the courts for assistance to curb the practice. The Department of Water and Sanitation said last week it ...

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Illegal sand mining left unchecked on Umvoti River runs ...

The Umvoti River remains the hotbed of illegal sand mining activity, retaining the notoriety it has earned over the past decade as an area of uncontrolled and unauthorised excavations. Despite the Courier first reporting on the illegal operations almost seven years ago, those involved in illegal mining continue with their activities without showing any concern for the law. Sand mining is a ...

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KZN Illegal sand mining stopped - IOL

02/05/2014  KZN Illegal sand mining stopped. By Tania Broughton May 2, 2014. Share this article: Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Share. Durban - Ethekwini Municipality has secured a

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Sand Mining - Coast KZN

Sand mining in KZN estuaries has an adverse effect on both estuarine and coastal functioning, having contributed to the reduction of natural buffers, predisposing sections of the coastline to damage from increasingly variable seas and storm surge events. Impacts on the biological function of estuaries have also been recorded. While the need for building material is unquestionable, other ...

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Illegal sand mining a serious concern for SA

However, he pointed out that, currently, most of the illegal sand mining operations in South Africa were taking place in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, with more than 200 illegal mines active ...

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Kruger Park Times - Illegal Mines Flourish - Online News ...

The We s t e r n Cape's provincial spatial development framework states that, "Due to the high demand for sand, illegal sand mining is a major problem." This is despite the fact that of the 458 licensed mining activities in the province as at January 2004, more than 80 percent were for sand, stone and other aggregates.

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How to stop illegal sand mining - iPleaders

India’s sand mining problem is so prevalent that it has developed into black market, that continues to exploit millions of tons of commodity annually, in the open loot of the riverbeds, canals and beaches sand is being drained by illegal means. According to Geological Survey of India, riverbeds mining cause several alterations to the physical characteristics of both the river and the ...

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The environmental loss of illegal sand mining eNCA

12/12/2015  Research shows that KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are home to more than 200 illegal sand mining operations - riverbanks here are in great demand. Umvoti River sand is

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Illegal mining threatens infrastructure development in

Failure to adequately regulate illegal sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal is increasingly becoming a threat to the mining and construction sectors in the region, says Aggregate and Sand Producers ...

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CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL

more than 200 illegal sand mining operations have been established in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province and in the Eastern Cape Province.1 The majority of these unlawful sand mining operations utilise open pit methods and extract sand directly from main

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Illegal sand mining left unchecked on Umvoti River runs ...

The Umvoti River remains the hotbed of illegal sand mining activity, retaining the notoriety it has earned over the past decade as an area of uncontrolled and unauthorised excavations. Despite the Courier first reporting on the illegal operations almost seven years ago, those involved in illegal mining continue with their activities without showing any concern for the law. Sand mining is a ...

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Illegal sand mining a serious concern for SA

However, he pointed out that, currently, most of the illegal sand mining operations in South Africa were taking place in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, with more than 200 illegal mines active ...

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NARI InTheNews: Illegal sand mining could topple

line tower is at risk of collapsing and pulling down several other towers with it due to illegal sand mining at the Komati River.An Eskom power line tower is at risk of collapsing and pulling down several other towers with it due to illegal sand mining at the Komati River.

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Kruger Park Times - Illegal Mines Flourish - Online News ...

The We s t e r n Cape's provincial spatial development framework states that, "Due to the high demand for sand, illegal sand mining is a major problem." This is despite the fact that of the 458 licensed mining activities in the province as at January 2004, more than 80 percent were for sand, stone and other aggregates.

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Daily Mirror - Illegal gem and river sand mining in ...

Illegal gem and river sand mining in Nivitigala Dredging for fortunes amid threats to nature. 12 February 2020 12:00 am - 0 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} A A A. Makeshift dams as seen in this photo ...

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Illegal sand mining - YourStory

Illegal sand mining — the open secret of a multi-million crore scam. By Nikitha Sattiraju 19th Sep 2016. 0 claps +0 . Share on. 0 claps +0 . Share on. Share on . The city of Mumbai is an ever ...

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How to stop illegal sand mining - iPleaders

India’s sand mining problem is so prevalent that it has developed into black market, that continues to exploit millions of tons of commodity annually, in the open loot of the riverbeds, canals and beaches sand is being drained by illegal means. According to Geological Survey of India, riverbeds mining cause several alterations to the physical characteristics of both the river and the ...

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