inclusion or exclusion of women in host mining communities near Mokopane

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The impact of surface lease agreement pay-outs on socio economic development: A case study of inclusion or exclusion of women in host mining communities near Mokopane
In South Africa most land ownership in the rural areas, where the majority of the mines are found, falls under the leadership of traditional authorities. The purpose of this research is to outline the importance of including women from host mining communities when surface lease agreements are negotiated by the traditional authorities. Women are traditionally excluded from such negotiations because of customary law practices that are applicable to most mineral-rich communities. The research will include a review of communal land rights which include aspects of tenure, customary law, how the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act (IPILRA) is applied in these areas, as well as the economics and benefits arising from mining, and the living conditions around mining areas including resettlement as an alternative. The research will be conducted in an area where mining is already operational and where surface mining rights are already awarded, so that a clear understanding is attained. Questionnaires and focus group discussions will be used to collect real stories and experiences from members of the community chosen for the study.
Mandisi Petane
MPhil in Sustainable Mineral Development
“Mandisi Petane is a project officer at the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. He is currently pursuing his MPhil specializing in Sustainable Mineral Development at the University of Cape Town, focussing on the inclusion of women in Mine Surface Lease Agreement negotiations.”

Impact of Copper Mining on the Zambian Copperbelt Province: A case study of Mopani and KCM Mines Copper mining is the economic mainstay in Zambia, dating as far back as independence.
It is also recognised as a force that has fostered urban development on the Copperbelt province. However, the declined economic performance of the Zambian mining sector around the 1980’s and 1990’s led to inadequate handling of environmental issues emanating from mining activities. These environmental liabilities, in addition to solid waste mismanagement, have led to conflicts between mining houses and the community emanating from numerous issues. The objective of this project is to assess the impacts and conflicts associated with the copper mining sector of the Copperbelt province of Zambia, with a specific focus on the Mopani and KCM mines. This will be achieved through an investigation of the published information and perceptions amongst communities, civil society organizations and government with respect to the ‘mine-environment-community cause-effect chain’. From this study, it is expected that the gaps and shortcomings with respect to documented data and factual information will be identified. It is also envisaged that the knowledge generated through this study will assist the Zambian government in policy-making with respect to reducing the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining, and avoiding mine-community conflicts.
Harrison Sampa Ng’andu
MPhil in Sustainable Mineral Development
“Sampa Harrison Ng’andu joined the Copperbelt University as a Senior Mining Technician/Researcher/Lecturer in September 2013, where he gained his undergrad degree. Currently he is pursuing an MPhil specializing in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development at UCT. He has participated in a number of research works, including; Engineering Education in Zambia, Mining and Sustainable Development: An Expose of the Zambian Mining Industry.”



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