Environmental Awareness Case Studies
During 2017, 2018 and 2019, Wesizwe undertook a number of environmental awareness activities internally in the mine and in the local community to engage residents and other stakeholders in national initiatives of importance. Below is a case study of a typical environmental awareness campaign undertaken in the community during this period
The Company does not discharge nor release polluted water into the environment. Two pollution
control dams are located down-slope of construction activities. All dirty water on site is channeled to the
dams via concrete lined V-drains.
Waste rock mined during the construction phase is stored on the waste rock dump. In 2015, waste rock was used during road construction, and this continued throughout 2017 and 2018. As a result, the volume of the dump has decreased. There are plans to continue using waste rock during the construction of the housing development and concentrator plant, which will further reduce the volume of the dump. The selling of waste rock as aggregate was included in the EIA amendment so that should the need arise, it can be sold to an off-site third party, which would further reduce the dump’s footprint and mine’s closure liability.