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Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia In 2004, the coal and lignite mining industry generated a gross income of R39 billion and directly employed 50,000 people. The Witbank Coalfield accounts for 40% of South Africa's coal production. Mining. The five largest coal mining companies account for around 85% of all production. Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed. Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on . Environmental activists call for improved coal mining ... A group of environmental activists have submitted a strong call to action to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to improve poor coal mining regulation in South Africa.Non-profit environmental rights law clinic, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) notes that poor regulated coal mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa (SA) are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, .    Read More

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