Mining enterprise and partnerships for socio-economic development
- Authors: Rogerson, C. M.
- Date: 2011
- Subjects: Mining industry , Partnerships , Socio-economic development - Sub-Saharan Africa
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5900 , ISSN 1993-8233 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8019
- Description: Partnerships are emerging as important for the business operations of mining enterprises in many parts of the world, particularly in the global South. During 2010, the London-based International Council on Mining and Minerals launched a global initiative which is geared to strengthen the contribution of mining to development goals and poverty reduction by promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships. The purpose of this article is to furnish a critical review of relevant international experience of partnerships between mining companies and governments. These partnerships are considered to represent innovative cooperation models for economic development (especially diversification) and service delivery. It is argued that whilst partnerships represent an aspect of good business practice for mining enterprises, partnerships are not a panacea and in certain situations may not be an appropriate model for delivering results. In light of the significance of socio-economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, and of the potential for expansion of mining activities, further research is required concerning the operations of mining enterprises and partnerships in this region of the global economy.
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An approach to risk management in the mining projects environment : a case study
- Authors: Mndzebele, Andile S.
- Date: 2012-06-04
- Subjects: Risk management , Project management , Mining industry , EPCM
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/373617 , uj:2371 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4826
- Description: M. Phil. , Risk management comprises of risk identification, risk analysis, response planning, monitoring and action planning tasks that are carried out throughout the life cycle of a project in order to ensure that project objectives are met. Risk is a fact of life in all mining type projects. This research dissertation documents the risk management practices of an EPCM company involved in mining projects. Risk analysis techniques are discussed and the author goes deeper to examine what risk means to a project, and how the project team perceive, identify and quantify project risks. This dissertation uses a case study to focus on an EPCM firm‘s approach to risk management in the mining projects environment. This study aims to illustrate how the risks involved in a project have to be identified, controlled and managed. The purpose of this dissertation is therefore to act as an implementation risk management model for the case company and for use in a typical mining projects environment. Risk is an integral part of engineering projects, and it is necessary to manage the risks in order to ensure project success.
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Exploring challenges impeding sustainable supply chain practices in mining sector
- Authors: Mulongo, Ndala Yves , Kholopane, Pule
- Date: 2017
- Subjects: Mining industry , Challenges , Sustainability
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/243732 , uj:25194 , Citation: Mulongo, N.Y. & Kholopane, P. 2017. Exploring challenges impeding sustainable supply chain practices in mining sector.
- Description: Abstract: Growing pressures from various players such as governments, non-governmental organizations, and customers have impelled business corporations to address the economic, environmental, and social issues associated with their supply chain activities. Consequently, the concept of sustainability has become a buzzword among scholars and industry practitioners. Although, the concept of sustainability is attaining high level of importance in Europe, America, and Asia due to its ability of ensuring environmental sustainability, in Africa the integration and application of sustainability’s concept is facing several challenges. To date, several studies were conducted to investigate the barriers affecting sustainability practices in mining sector at country’s level. However, an investigative study regarding the barriers of sustainability practices in mining sector of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which involve fifteen African countries is missing, this paper aims at filling this gap. The data were collected through a quantitative approach. At least 1 423 participants were involved in the survey. The findings revealed that the major barriers blocking the development of Sustainable Supply Chain in mining industry of SADC region include Lack of commitment on environmental deterioration, lack of communication and knowledge sharing, Ineffective monitoring and control system, lack of effective policy and legislation direction, high cost associated with the implementation of SSCM, Poor Supplier Commitment, lack of green practitioners, poor senior managements’ commitment, lack of recycling activities. Lack of Political commitment and support, Lack of managerial support and practical tools, and inadequate individual capacity.
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