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“Debate on land rehab for future farming comes to the fore as mine closures increase” – Engineering News

01 September 2017

By Dylan Slater

“As the mining industry winds down from the supercycle, thereby coming under increasing budget constraints as markets tighten up and commodity prices fall, more mines are closing and the need for their rehabilitation is coming to the fore. There is growing debate regarding the use of rehabilitated mine land to produce either a viable crop or pasture for livestock or to rear livestock in a bid to expand South Africa’s fragile economy and help ease the burden caused by the loss of mining-related jobs by creating employment in agriculture…” – Engineering News

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