Johannesburg – Coal of Africa [JSE:CZA] reiterated on Monday
that its Vele Colliery complied with environmental laws and standards.
This comes after the Save Mapungubwe Coalition withdrew
itself from the memorandum of understanding‚ it signed with CoAL on 24 November
2011‚ for the strengthening‚ preservation and protection of the Mapungubwe
The mine is regularly audited by environmental authorities
and to date has not received negative feedback on environmental compliance‚”
CoAL said in a note on Monday.
The miner said it was compliant with the requirements of the
Environmental Authorisation for the mine as evidenced by the consistent
compliance record exceeding 90% on environmental audits at the mine conducted
by an independent environmental control officer and independent environmental
“In addition‚ the coalition has to date not been to the Vele
mine site in spite of the numerous invitations from the company for it to visit
in order to observe and appreciate the systems introduced to manage the
environment‚” CoAL said.
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