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South Africa: Authorities Finally Move Against Australian Sand Mining Company

South Africa: Authorities Finally Move Against Australian Sand Mining Company

Tormin’s mining practice, which deviated significantly from the original environmental authorisation provisions of the mining license, has been in the spotlight since the mine began operations in March 2014. These include the construction of structures on the beach zone, mining directly on the beaches, and questions about a massive collapse of the sea cliffs below the mine processing plant.

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Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia

After 50 years of mining, Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, announced that the Government will progressively halt sand mining.

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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has dismissed most of the appeals against the approval in 2019 of vastly expanded beach mining operations on the West Coast north of the Olifants River.

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North Stradbroke Island: sand mining ends in three weeks?

North Stradbroke Island: sand mining ends in three weeks?

The Australian Labor Government passed laws in 2016 to phase out sand mining on the island by the end of 2019.

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Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry.

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It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

The Australian mining company seeking the right to mine in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has been lashed for its treatment of a community in the Western Cape where it has been accused of breaching its legal obligations.

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Over 9 million metric tonnes of beach sand was illegally mined, Tamil Nadu

Over 9 million metric tonnes of beach sand was illegally mined, Tamil Nadu

Despite a ban on mining of beach sand since 2013, illicit mining and transportation of beach sand continued on a massive scale. A court filing reports that in 2013, over 90 lakh tonnes (9 million metric tonnes) of beach sand had been mined from 2 districts located at the southernmost tip of peninsular India, in Tamil Nadu State.

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