There is growing interest in the commercial value of South Africa’s coastal zones, primarily for sand mining to supply the construction sector. While stakeholders, including resident communities, recognise the potential for economic development and employment, there are also significant negative environmental and livelihood consequences.
How can such potentially destructive mining be better controlled? And how can communities be better involved in mining decisions? SAIIA invited a panel of experts to address these questions ahead of the 2016 Mining Indaba.
Related mining research
- Special feature on the 2016 Mining Indaba.
- ‘Illegal sand mining in South Africa’, SAIIA Policy Briefing, Romy Chevallier, November 2014.
- ‘Promoting the integrated governance of South Africa’s coastal zone’, SAIIA Occasional Paper, Romy Chevallier, June 2015.
- ‘Safeguarding Africa’s natural heritage: The case of mining in protected areas’, SAIIA Policy Insights, Romy Chevallier, May 2015.
- ‘Increasing the economic value and contribution of protected areas in Africa’, SAIIA Policy Briefing, Romy Chevallier and Richard Millburn, January 2015.
- Policy reform is key for future of mining, opinion piece, Ross Harvey, December 2015.
- Mining licence controversies to continue to jeopardise industry, opinion piece, Ross Harvey, 7 September 2015.
- The importance of protecting the globe’s most important ecological assets, opinion piece, Romy Chevallier, 4 June 2015.