Johannesburg, South AFRICA — miningreview.com — 18 March, 2008 – Entries have been invited from across Africa for the third annual Nedbank Capital Green Mining Awards, to be held on 9 October 2008.
A Nedbank media release issued here today explains that the purpose of the awards is to honour African mining and mineral beneficiation operations that have made a significant effort to promote sustainability, either in terms of the integrated approach encapsulated in the concept, or the individual components. Given the broadness of this field, the awards recognising different aspects of sustainability include: the sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and limited resources awards.
The Nedbank announcement reveals that the independent, international consulting practice SRK Consulting has been appointed to oversee the application and adjudication process. It will also appoint a panel of independent and expert adjudicators.
Last year’s winners were:
- The sustainability award – Anglo Coal and BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (BECSA), for their Emalahleni water reclamation project
- The environmental award – Amandelbult platinum mine’s environmental management system
- The socio-economic award – Anglo Coal’s Basa Njengo Magogo Vosman alternative fire-lighting project
- The limited resources award – Ekapa Mining for its exceptional flamingo breeding island at the Kamfers dam project.