Ecological rehabilitation and mine closure
Historic practices at many mining, industrial and even local authority facilities are causing the contamination of land and the pollution of surface and groundwater resources. Remediation, including industrial land rehabilitation and mine closure, has become an important requirement of South African environmental legislation. The failure to timeously implement reasonable measures for remediation not only carries legal liabilities but also poses a risk to share prices and the public image of a company. It has therefore become essential to determine and implement rehabilitation measures that will successfully address potential pollution problems in the mining sector in a sustainable manner
The purpose of this short course is to acquaint managers and operational personnel with the principles, legal requirements and implications, relevant technical aspects, approaches, plans, problems and solutions related to rehabilitation and mine closure. A practical programme forms an integral part of the course and consists of a site visit, case studies and a panel discussion with recognised experts and representatives of the relevant government departments, as well as the submission of a practical assignment.
A Grade 12 certificate as a minimum A basic knowledge of soil, ecology, biodiversity and land management will be beneficial for this course.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Grade 12 or NQF level 4 competencies
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion when: Attendance: A minimum attendance of 80% is required for the duration of the course. Continuous Participant Assessment: Participants are continuously assessed on a daily basis. The Daily Assessment Score (DAS) is based on an assessment of presence, punctuality and achievement of course objectives. The DAS scores for every day are added up to form the Total Daily Assessment Score (TDAS). Assessment of Practical Work: Participation in and the achievement of the objectives of the practical work are also assessed and a practical assessment score is awarded for syndicate group work. Participation in and the achievement of the objectives of the practical work are assessed by the presenters and when required also by participant peers, and a practical assessment score is awarded for the syndicate group work. Syndicate Group Practical Assessment Score: The practical assessment score for syndicate work will be allocated for: • Reviewing and revising the existing SASOL audit working documents; and • Generating an audit report and working documents assignment. Calculation of Continuous Assessment Score: The practical assessment score and daily assessment score contribute to the continuous assessment score at a ratio of 60% (practical assessment score) to 40% (daily assessment score). Examination: A written, open-book examination is scheduled. Participants require a continuous assessment score of at least 50% and course attendance of at least 80% to be allowed to sit for the examination.
Method of assessment:
Summative and formative assessment
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One session, 5 days, 10 hours per day