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  • Litigation in South Africa Against GENCOR, GEFCO MSAULI

    Thankfully, asbestos is no longer mined in South Africa. However, the prevalence of disease in other mining industries including coal and most importantly gold mining is of great concern. The incidents of pneumoconiosis and silicosis in these mining sectors is a scandal of even greater proportions than the asbestos legacy.

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  • Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine rehabilitation

    Using the experiences of the asbestos mine rehabilitation programme, the aim of this paper is to present the challenges and strategies employed to rehabilitate abandoned mines in South Africa. Given that legacy mining issues are a well-recorded problem in many mining jurisdictions worldwide, the study of these mines and their attendant problems

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  • Asbestos Mine (Shabani; Shabanie Mine), Zvishavane

    Asbestos Mine (Shabani; Shabanie Mine), Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwe : Serpentine hosted asbestos deposit

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  • Outlawed asbestos leaves trail of death

    May 16, 2008Asbestos has left its death verdict on miners, workers and mining communities in South Africa - without any 'miracle' to date to cure the related illnesses of this mineral. Even in the 1960s

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  • Prevalence of Asbestos in Africa: Manufacturing and Usage

    The Asbestos Mountains in the Northern Cape province of South Africa earned its name from the asbestos fibers that were scattered throughout the hills. The first mines appeared here in 1893. In 2007, Zimbabwe, China, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Canada produced 96 percent of the world's asbestos.

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  • Asbestos – National Institute for Occupational Health

    In South Africa about 200 mesothelioma cases are reported per year but this is most likely an underestimate considering the magnitude of mining and processing that took place in a country that was a leading global supplier of all types of asbestos.

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  • South African asbestos victims win compensation, but claim

    Jan 09, 2002South African asbestos victims win compensation, but claim halved. A four-year legal battle to call a UK company to account for its asbestos mining practices in South Africa

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  • Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond Mine

    Asbestos is associated with the South African diamond mining industry, primarily due to the nature of kimberlite but also the location of the diamond mines in relation to asbestos deposits. South Africa is a uniquely mineral-rich country and, when mining one commodity, it is likely that other minerals, including asbestos, will be accidentally

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  • Mining in SA

    Economic activity in modern-day South Africa has been centred on mining activities, their ancillary services and supplies. The country's stock exchange in Johannesburg was established in 1887, a decade after the first diamonds were discovered on the banks of the Orange River, and almost simultaneously with the gold rush on the world-famous Witwatersrand.

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  • Stone cold

    May 01, 2014Crocidolite asbestos mining occurred mostly in Western Australia, Bolivia and South Africa in the past, but production has ceased due to the serious health risks posed. In one of the worst incidents the town of Wittenoom in the Pilbara region of Western Australia where crocidolite mining was carried out between 1943 and 1966, was almost

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  • The Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond

    Asbestos is associated with the South African diamond mining industry, primarily due to the nature of kimberlite but also the location of the diamond mines in relation to asbestos deposits. South Africa is a uniquely mineral-rich country and, when mining one commodity, it is likely that other minerals, including asbestos, will be accidentally

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  • How is Asbestos Formed?

    Jul 24, 2020Asbestos is collected by mining sources out of the ground where the minerals are present. Asbestos has been mined since antiquity, and has been recorded in the works of the Greek philosopher Pliny. Asbestos, along with other minerals, form under specific conditions that are dictated by the local geology and environmental conditions.

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  • Prevalence of Asbestos in Africa: Manufacturing and Usage

    The Asbestos Mountains in the Northern Cape province of South Africa earned its name from the asbestos fibers that were scattered throughout the hills. The first mines appeared here in 1893. In 2007, Zimbabwe, China, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Canada produced 96 percent of the world's asbestos.

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  • Amosite Asbestos

    Amosite Asbestos. This brown mineral is the second most common type of asbestos involved in the manufacturing of building products throughout the past century. Amosite is, in fact, a trade name which ensued as a partial acronym for "Asbestos Mines of South Africa", since this type of asbestos occurs primarily in that geographical region.

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  • Article Surviving blue asbestos: mining and occupational

    The mines of South Africa produced all three commercial varieties of asbestos, namely chrysotile (white), crocidolite (blue) and amosite (brown) which were marketed in more than 50 countries.4 Chrysolite, or white asbestos was also mined in Canada, which supplied more than half of the

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  • Migration in Southern Africa

    system developed on the South African mines was therefore exported to other countries of the region, including Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, the mines recruited workers for the gold, coal and asbestos mines from Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia. In 1935, for example, 150,000 labour

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  • Asbestos mine production top countries worldwide 2020

    Feb 16, 2021Asbestos production worldwide. Russia and Kazakhstan produce the largest volumes of asbestos in the world, totaling 790,000 metric tons and 210,000 metric

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  • Mineral Commodity Profiles—Asbestos

    Generalized block caving method used in underground mining of asbestos ..24 10. Generalized flowsheet for asbestos milling process..25 11. Average unit values of asbestos produced in an imported into the Grades for amosite from South Africa..10 9. Grades for crocidolite from the Cape region of South Africa..11 10. Grades for

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  • Where does asbestos come from and where was the first mine

    Jul 07, 2016Mines soon opened in Russia, Australia and South Africa (most of the asbestos used here came from the mines of South Africa). An asbestos mine in Cyprus Cyprus is considered to be one of the oldest asbestos sources and until recently it has been one of the largest chrysotile asbestos producing areas in Europe.

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  • Report of the Auditor

    5.10 Abandoned asbestos mines constitute 3,84% of the total population of abandoned mines. As at April 2008 there were 144 asbestos mines: 45,83% had been rehabilitated, 8,33% had been partially rehabilitated and 45,83% had not been rehabilitated. The status of asbestos mines in the different provinces of South Africa is illustrated in graph 1.

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  • Mineralogy and Malignant Mesothelioma: The South African

    Dec 19, 2012The output from the South African asbestos mining industry peaked at 380,000 tonnes in 1977 and declined thereafter as export markets declined due to restrictive legislation in countries that imported asbestos (Virta, 2006; Kielkowski et al., 2011). Legislation in South Africa banning the use of all types of asbestos came into effect in 2008

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  • Amosite Asbestos

    Before the 1970s, amosite was produced in great quantities from large mines located in South Africa. The mineral was so popular for use as an additive in building materials that it was the second-most popular asbestos type after chrysotile. At one point, five percent of all asbestos products in buildings contained amosite.

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  • How safe are Gauteng's asbestos schools?

    Jun 20, 2017The mines started to close in the 1990s – the last one shut its doors in 2002 – but it was only in 2008 that South Africa joined a growing list of countries that banned asbestos. Asbestos is

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  • Msauli Asbestos Mines, Msauli, Barberton, South Africa

    Msauli Asbestos Mines, Msauli, Barberton, South Africa. Msauli is an old mining town South of Barberton, the town was established in the early 1940's for the purpose of mining asbestos. This town has been dormant with no one residing here since the mid 2000's. We were contacted to map the 1000-hectare area for the purpose of identifying any

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  • Litigation in South Africa Against GENCOR, GEFCO MSAULI

    Thankfully, asbestos is no longer mined in South Africa. However, the prevalence of disease in other mining industries including coal and most importantly gold mining is of great concern. The incidents of pneumoconiosis and silicosis in these mining sectors is a scandal of even greater proportions than the asbestos legacy.

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  • DIFFUSE PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS

    mines or wasexposed to asbestos. Thisis apreliminary publication andthe problem is being intensively investigated. The Asbestos Area of the North-West Cape Accordingto Hall (1930) asbestos wasdiscovered by Lichenstein near Prieska during his travels be-tween 1803 and 1806. Since then it has been established that the asbestos deposits extend from

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  • Zimbabwe may revive asbestos mines

    May 11, 2011Zimbabwe may revive asbestos mines According to China's Xinhua News Agency, operations at two asbestos mines in the African country of Zimbabwe may be revived. The mines are located in Shabanie (now called Zvishavane) and Mashava, says the article, both in the southern-central portion of the country where natural asbestos deposits are found.

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  • History of asbestos

    1880s. Major asbestos mines open in Canada and South Africa, America, Italy and Russia. 1898. British factory safety inspectors express concern about the 'evil effects' of asbestos dust. 1906. British Royal Commission confirms first cases of asbestos deaths in factories, recommends better ventilation and other safety measures. 1911.

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  • Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

    Jan 24, 2013Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African mining industry. Nelson G (1). BACKGROUND: Crystalline silica and asbestos are common minerals that occur throughout South Africa, exposure to either causes respiratory disease. Most studies on silicosis in South Africa have been cross-sectional and long-term trends have not been reported.

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  • Damaging effects of Asbestos schools in Kimberley

    Jul 25, 2019Asbestos mining peaked in 1977 with 20,000 miners employed. There are also large deposits of white asbestos (chrysotile) and brown asbestos (amosite) in South Africa (which have been mined extensively). Most of the Asbestos mining was done in the Northern Cape. The problem with asbestos arises when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled.

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  • Memorial Tributes to Stephen Kotoloane, a Fearless and

    Nov 01, 2015"I first met Stephen Kotoloane in 2004 as a young attorney working on a case against a foreign-based company that had owned asbestos mines in South Africa. I was young and nave and, with my city ways and point of view, somewhat arrogant about the case and what I thought our clients wanted and needed.

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  • Bulembu: Abandoned Asbestos Mining Ghost

    Mar 23, 2016Bulembu, the asbestos mine houses. The houses that were for the miners were painted in vibrant colors that shone out from the side of a hill. Most of the houses are empty, but a few have been refurbished and people are living in them who work in the pulp mill just down the road.

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