• South Africa Asbestos Use, Mining, Exposure & Mesothelioma

    Cause of MesotheliomaMesothelioma Treatment Centers in South AfricaWho Is at Risk?Environmental ExposureAsbestos Use in South AfricaExposure in South AfricaProductsLegacy of Mining in South AfricaAlthough doctors around the world noticed unusually high rates of lung disease in asbestos-exposed workers as far back as the early 1900s, Christopher Wagner, a South African pathologist, did not discover a definitive link between the exposure and cancer until 1960.His journal article on the subject, “Diffuse Pleural Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in the North Western Cape Province,” became the most quoted paper in occupational medicine and triggere
  • Asbestos Mine Locations List of principal asbestos ore

    Crocidolite or Blue asbestos was discovered in approximately 1803 in Cape Providence and Transvaal in South Africa. "Amosite" was discovered in 1907 by a company known as Asbestos Mines of South Africa. The name "Amosite" was derived from the initials of the company. Asbestos Ore Deposits & Mining in Southern Rhodesia

  • Asbestos Mountains Wikipedia

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    The Asbestos Mountains is a range of hills in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, stretching south-southwest from Kuruman, where the range is known as the Kuruman Hills, to Prieska. It passes Boetsap, Danielskuil, Lime Acres, Douglas and Griekwastad. The range lies about 150 km west of Kimberley and rises from the Ghaap Plateau. The mountains were named for the asbestoswhich was mined in the 20th century and is found a

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  • Asbestos Mining in Southern Africa, 1893–2002

    Asbestos has been mined in Southern Africa for more than a century. Chrysotile from the mines of Swaziland and Zimbabwe was marketed around the globe, while South African mines produced almost all

  • Author: Jock Mcculloch
  • Asbestos legacy, South Africa EJAtlas

    The legacy of asbestos mining in South Africa is substantial, with many thousands of victims, government and corporate failure to rehabilitate affected areas, and the problem that serious health impacts may only show up 40 years after exposure.

  • Asbestos Mining in South Africa Social History Portal

    McCulloch's chapter on the mines in South Africa describes how asbestos mining for some workers was initially more popular than gold mining. It suggests that asbestos mining offered workers more freedom than the gold mines. Gold mining was seen as more dangerous than asbestos mining and did not allow workers to continue living with their families.

  • Asbestos-Related Disease in South Africa

    South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos in the world for more than a century. As a consequence of particularly exploitative social conditions, former workers and residents of mining regions suffered—and continue to suffer—from a serious yet still largely undocumented burden of asbestos-related disease.

  • Asbestos mining in Southern Africa, 1893-2002.

    Asbestos has been mined in Southern Africa for more than a century. Chrysotile from the mines of Swaziland and Zimbabwe was marketed around the globe, while South African mines produced almost all of the world's amphibole fiber. The major mines were owned and operated by British firms that in the United Kingdom from 1931 were subject to

  • Article Surviving blue asbestos: mining and occupational

    Article Surviving blue asbestos: mining and occupational disease in South Africa and Australia Jock McCulloch [email protected] Abstract Australia and South Africa are the only countries to have mined crocidolite or blue asbestos. Crocidolite was mined in the Northern Cape for one hundred years and at

  • List of mines in South Africa Wikipedia

    This list of mines in South Africa is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working, defunct and future mines in the country and is organised by the primary mineral output. For practical purposes stone, marble and other quarries may be included in this list.

  • ASBESTOS Department of Environmental Affairs

    FOrmS OF ASBESTOS FOund in SOuTh AFricA The three types of asbestos minerals: Amosite, Chrysotile & Crocidolite found in South Africa were mined in the following prov-inces Limpopo, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga. • Amosite is also known as ‘brown asbestos’ and is like crocido-lite, a member of the ampibole group. It has harsh spiky fibres

  • Asbestos products now completely banned in South Africa

    Mar 28, 2008· South Africa, he said, has joined some 50 countries in the prohibition of asbestos and that any person who has ever suffered from exposure to asbestos would see the absolute necessity for the regulations. Asbestos once accounted for three percent of the value of South Africa’s minerals.

  • Challenges and strategies of abandoned mine rehabilitation

    By 1981, foreign companies had withdrawn from active asbestos mining in South Africa, and a long series of mergers and acquisitions had reduced the number of major producers to two which are the Griqualand Exploration & Finance Company (Gefco) and Msauli Asbes . The last asbestos mine in South Africa closed in 2001.

  • Asbestos Mines Vermiculite Mining & Asbestos Exposure

    Mining in North America. Before asbestos mining came to the United States, it was already commonplace in Canada. Quebec was a large mining area, though mines operated in cities throughout Canada. At one point, Canada had several dozen mines in operation and was the largest exporter of asbestos to the U.S. and many other countries.

  • Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond Mine

    Asbestos is associated with the South African diamond mining industry, primarily due to the nature of kimberlite but also the location of the diamond mines in relation to asbestos deposits. South Africa is a uniquely mineral-rich country and, when mining one commodity, it is likely that other minerals, including asbestos, will be accidentally

  • Asbestos Mining in Southern Africa Mining Equipment

    Asbestos Mining in Southern Africa. It is difficult to recover the story of the asbestos mines. The official record is incomplete and the accounts from the mining companies and to a lesser extent the Departments of Mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe often give a distorted picture of the structures of workforces, dust levels, rates of pay, and

  • Project MUSE Surviving blue asbestos: mining and

    Introduction. The global asbestos industry was born on the mines of northern Italy in the final decades of the nineteenth century. By 1920 mines in Canada, South Africa, and Southern Rhodesia, were supplying fibre for the manufacture of a

  • Asbestos mining in Southern Africa, 1893-2002. Abstract

    Asbestos has been mined in Southern Africa for more than a century. Chrysotile from the mines of Swaziland and Zimbabwe was marketed around the globe, while South African mines produced almost all of the world's amphibole fiber.

  • Post Closure Environmental Impacts of Asbestos mining in P.

    However, many countries continued to mine and use asbestos material, disregarding the health impacts, including South Africa, where amphibole asbestos was mined until 1992, whilst serpentine asbestos mines continued with operations after 1992 (McCulloch, 2002). Mining of amosite asbestos in Penge started in 1914 and stopped in 1992.

  • Archival sources on asbestos and silicosis in Southern

    Jan 18, 2018· There are special challenges in researching the history of asbestos mining, gold mining, and occupational disease in Southern Africa. With the exception of Botswana, the regional archives lack funding and skilled staff, and the indexing is often idiosyncratic. Without patience and time, it is easy to miss important material.

  • South African asbestos mines rehabilitation project progresses

    Jan 27, 2016· The South African government remains underway with a major programme to close and rehabilitate some 660 abandoned asbestos mines and shafts in various regions around the country.. Global programme and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend is providing quantity surveying expertise to the project.

  • Asbestos Mining and Occupational

    Asbestos Mining and Occupational Disease 133 Havelock mine in Swaziland and at Shabanie and Gaths (Mashaba) mines in Southern Rhodesia. Those mines, which were crucial to T&N's global success, produced high-quality chrysotile or white asbestos. The company monopolized the industry to such an extent that the history of asbestos

  • Hazards identified and the need for health risk assessment

    Due to policy and legislative reform the techniques for mining in South Africa have improved to include sophisticated ventilation and chemical extraction of minerals from low-grade ores. However, mining in South Africa has the legacy of silica exposure, silicosis and tuberculosis, which contribute substantially to mortality and morbidity of miners.

  • Surviving blue asbestos: mining and occupational disease

    The mines of South Africa produced all three commercial varieties of asbestos, namely chrysotile (white), crocidolite (blue) and amosite (brown) which were marketed in more than 50 countries.4

  • 45 Northern Cape asbestos mines are unrehabilitated

    Delegates to the first Global Asbestos Congress, held in Brazil, resolved to ban the use and mining of asbestos by 2005, reports South Africa’s Concerned People Against Asbestos movement

  • Rehabilitation of asbestos mining waste: a Rehabilitation

    The much publicised problem with major asbestos pollution and related health issues in South Africa, has called for action to be taken to negate this situation. The development of a prioritisation index for the rehabilitation of South Africa’s asbestos mining waste sites is a step in that direction.

  • Rehabilitation Of Uitkyk Asbestos Mine South Africa

    Oct 22, 2018· Document Type: MINTEK: Bidding Type: Not Specified: Project Location: SOUTH AFRICA: Tender Notice No. MTK22/2018: Description: Tenders are invited for Rehabilitation of asbestos mine uitkyk limpopo re-advertisement Place where goods, works or services are required:Uitkyk limpopo province Briefing Session A compulsory iefing session will be held on: Date: 23 october 2018 Time:

  • R100m government plan for asbestos mines IOL

    Jun 21, 2000· Asbestos mining, according to records, started in South Africa in 1893. Cape plc, a United Kingdom-based company, started its operations in South Africa around that time.

  • Precious and the asbestos dump The Mail & Guardian

    Mar 19, 2010· Asbestos mining continued in South Africa until 2001, when operations ceased at the Msauli mine in Mpumalanga. Once the Penge mine closed, its workers remained behind. Many of them moved into the

  • South Africa bans use of asbestos Engineering News

    South Africa bans use of asbestos. Asbestos mining in South Africa was stopped in 2001, and local manufacturers became dependent on the import of fibres from Zimbabwe. Since then, the industry

  • Cape/Gencors asbestos mining & milling activity, South Africa

    In 1997, a group of five South Africans suffering from asbestos-related disease (ARD) brought suit against Cape PLC in the English High Court seeking compensation for their injuries from Cape’s asbestos mining and milling activity in South Africa.

  • asbestos and copper in south africa

    asbestos and copper in south africa. Abstract South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos in the world for more than a century As a consequence of particularly exploitative social conditions former workers and residents of mining regions sufferedand continue to sufferfrom a serious yet still largely undocumented burden of asbestosrelated disease

  • Asbestos-mining in Southern Africa, 1893-2002 CORE

    Asbestos has been mined in Southern Africa for more than a century. Chrysotile from the mines of Swaziland and Zimbabwe was marketed around the globe, while South African mines produced almost all of the world's amphibole fiber. The major mines were owned and operated by British firms that in the United Kingdom from 1931 were subject to

  • The Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond

    Ann. Occup. Hyg. The Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond Mine Workers GILL NELSON 1 2 JILL MURRAY 1 2 JAMES IAN PHILLIPS 0 2 0 School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand,7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2000,South Africa 1 School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand,7 York Road,