Pan African Resources (PAR) has undertaken several rehabilitation projects, adhering to the highest standards in environmental care, regulatory compliance, social responsibility, and economic planning. These projects showcase PAR’s commitment to responsible mining and rehabilitation practices.
Expertise in Tailings Retreatment and Land Rehabilitation
Our management team’s proficiency in delivering tailings retreatment projects, like the BTRP and Elikhulu, is complemented by our commitment to land rehabilitation. We aim to achieve a 41% land rehabilitation target by 2030 on the MTR project (to be commissioned in December 2024), demonstrating our dedication to restoring disturbed lands and minimizing environmental impacts.
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Management
Our operations, particularly in high biodiversity areas like the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains, focus on minimizing impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. This includes efforts to prevent habitat loss, degradation, or fragmentation, and to control soil erosion. Our proactive measures include concurrent rehabilitation of disturbed areas, biomonitoring, protection of endangered species and erosion control.
Community and Environmental Stewardship with a Focus on Biodiversity
Recognizing the importance of our host communities, we are committed to driving social, economic, and infrastructure development while protecting and rehabilitating the natural environment. Our operations near or within the Barberton Nature Reserve underscore our responsibility to preserve biodiversity and natural heritage.
Innovative Technology, Compliance, and Rehabilitation Plans
We operate with a commitment to environmental stewardship, utilizing innovative technology and adhering to environmental laws and regulations. Our comprehensive rehabilitation, decommissioning, and mine closure plans, including environmental risk assessments and annual rehabilitation plans, are prepared in anticipation of the NEMA Financial Provision Regulations.
Biodiversity Partnerships and Conservation Efforts
Our collaboration with Care for Wild and the MTPA supports the management of the Barberton Nature Reserve, focusing on rhino conservation and ecosystem management. Our engagement with Conservation Outcomes enhances our efforts in biodiversity conservation.
Effective Land Rehabilitation for Stakeholder Trust
We understand the importance of effective land rehabilitation in maintaining our social license to operate. Our efforts are aimed at restoring ecosystems to their natural states, reestablishing natural balances, and promoting the return of indigenous flora and fauna.
Comprehensive Environmental Management and Reporting
Barberton Mines, Evander Mines, and the MTR project have developed detailed plans for rehabilitation, decommissioning, and mine closure. These plans demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable mining practices, as evidenced by the successful rehabilitation of old shafts and hostels by Evander Mines.
Our approach to environmental management and conservation is comprehensive and multifaceted, involving strategic partnerships, effective management plans, and a strong commitment to biodiversity, community development, and sustainable mining practices.