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Zero Hour: Poor Governance of Mining and the Violation of Environmental Rights in Mpumalanga

May 2016

This report documents government’s failure to ensure that mining companies comply with the law. The report highlights that non-compliance with the law is leading to unprecedented environmental degradation and chronic health problems in Mpumalanga – with dire consequences for communities and South Africa’s future prosperity. This situation is the result of neglect, limited resources and wilful inaction by the Departments of Mineral Resources and Water and Sanitation.

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