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The impact of mining induced urbanization : a case study of Kathu in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Emuze, Fidelis
dc.contributor.author Hauptfleisch, Cornel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T05:34:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-26T05:34:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2223-7852
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1781
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Rapidity in urbanization has continued in the past decade despite the realisation that resources are finite. Commerce, migration, employment, industry configuration and population increases are factors that contribute significantly to the urbanization phenomenon. With respect to the contributions of commerce, mining activities have led to the advancement and regression of cities. An abundance of literature exists on the negative effects of urbanization and mining on the environment. The main reason for the research that produced this initial findings was to determine how urbanization, when induced by mining, impacts on the environment and how to ensure future sustainable urbanization. The research was done qualitatively through interviews of knowledgeable individuals within the relevant industries within the mining town of Kathu, in the Northern Cape of South Africa. The research found that centralization of employment, resources and trade lead to urbanization, which is primary driven by the mining industry. In addition, it was observed that mining as a factor that accelerates urbanization, also impact negatively on the environment. Thus, there is a need for a rethink about mining induced urbanisation so as to reduce pollution and other adverse event of secondary activities that support the primary industry of mining. en_US
dc.format.extent 735 932 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4;Issue 2
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Urbanization en_US
dc.title The impact of mining induced urbanization : a case study of Kathu in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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