As a mining company, our primary causes of emissions and air pollution are drilling, blasting, hauling, collection and transportation. We monitor ambient air and stack emission quality and composition to the following regulations and guidelines:
• National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004
• National Environmental Management: Air Quality Amendment Act 20 of 2014
• Department of Environmental Affairs’ guidelines
• World Health Organisation guidelines
Elikhulu currently holds a provisional atmospheric emission licence and the Group recently acquired an air quality licence for Fairview Mine in Barberton. Evander Gold Mines holds a variety of provisional atmospheric emission licences, which incorporate both the Kinross and Elikhulu plants.