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Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projectsArticle

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Coffer dam mining operations in 2017. Image from the report Amendment of Environmental Management Programmes for Mining Rights 554MRC, 10025MR, 512MRC and 513MRC - Volume 2: Mining Right 554MRC, November 2017 by SLR Consulting in association with Placer Resource Management.
Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast mining damsArticle

Sediment from coffer dams built by diamond mining companies on the West Coast is smothering the seabed and damaging the inshore reef systems, perhaps permanently, diamond divers have warned...

John Yeld 9 Dec 2020

Firefighters search for victims after the Brumandinho tailings dam failure in January 2019. Yuri Edmundo/EPA
Investors push for positive global change in tailings managementArticle

Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining that results from crushing the ore before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in dams built with tailings themselves, or with other mine waste products...

Luis Alberto Torres-Cruz 7 Aug 2019

A gold tailings dam under construction in South Africa. Author supplied
South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from miningArticle

To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a by-product called tailings...

5 Dec 2018

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The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam developmentArticle

On July 22, the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam under construction in Laos' Attapeu Province collapsed...

Jason von Meding, Giuseppe Forino, Tien Le Thuy Du 1 Aug 2018

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water ProjectArticle

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project...

12 Jul 2017

The most important dam you probably haven't heard of
The most important dam you probably haven't heard ofArticle

Large dams are major nation-building projects. They harness power to generate energy, provide water for large-scale irrigation and can help control flooding. And politicians often describe them as symbols of national power and technical prowess...

Jennifer Drake 30 Aug 2016

Farmers needing to store water bogged down by red tape
Farmers needing to store water bogged down by red tapeArticle

Agri Western Cape and the Chamber of Mines have criticised the Department of Water Affairs for dragging its feet in issuing integrated water-use licences...

21 Jan 2016

DR Congo's Inga 3 dam construction delayed to 2017: World Bank
DR Congo's Inga 3 dam construction delayed to 2017: World BankArticle

Building of a massive new hydroelectric dam in the Democratic of Congo won't begin until 2017 at the earliest, the World Bank said on Thursday, 9 April, signalling a fresh delay in the key project...

13 Apr 2015

Project financing picture in Africa is mixed
Project financing picture in Africa is mixedArticle

It is an audacious $4.8bn project undertaken by one of the world's poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, some 8,500 workers are labouring tirelessly every day to build the gigantic Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

Kingsley Ighobor and Busani Bafana 4 Mar 2015

Pilot Crushtec, Danoher celebrate partnership
Pilot Crushtec, Danoher celebrate partnershipArticle

The association between Danoher Contracting and Pilot Crushtec International dates back to the early 90s when Sandro Scherf, now CEO of Pilot Crushtec International, began selling both imported and his own locally-produced equipment to the crushing and screening industry.

4 Aug 2014

D'Sa lauded for fight for environmental justice
D'Sa lauded for fight for environmental justiceArticle

A passionate and outspoken activist from Durban has won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Melissa Jane Cook 26 May 2014

African infrastructure grows thanks to private equity investment
African infrastructure grows thanks to private equity investmentArticle

Private equity firms are injecting capital into developing African infrastructure. According to Erika van der Merwe, CEO of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA): "Infrastructure gives private equity investors access to the strong African growth story, an exceptional theme in a structurally low-growth world."

12 Jun 2013

Sudanese journalists arrested in transitArticle

Four journalists employed by Khartoum-based daily newspapers were arrested in Dongola, in the state of Shamiliyah (North), last week while on their way to cover a protest against the building of a dam in the Kijbar region.

19 Jun 2007

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