THE ROLE OF SELF-GOVERNANCE IN MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF MINE WATER POLLUTION: A CASE STUDY OF ANGLOCOAL EMALAHLENI RECLAMATION PLANT IN MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

2019-04-02T23:43:18Z (GMT) by LUYANDA MKUKWANA NGOMANE
The main purpose of this study was to explore the role of self-governance in mitigating the effects of mine water pollution. Based on a case study of the Anglo Coal eMalahleni Reclamation Plant in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, the objectives of the study were to investigate the nature of water quality management in eMalahleni; to probe the water institutional arrangements of Anglo Coal mine; to establish how the self-governance principle of rulemaking in the reclamation plant helps in mitigating mine water pollution and improving water quality; and to assess the effectiveness of monitoring and enforcement of the water treatment guidelines.