This thesis provides an environmental history of changing ideas around South African coal-based pollution, focusing on the Witbank coalfield in Mpumalanga Province, where the scars of mining are etched deep into the land. The essence of the book is its link between local and global repercussions of past and present reliance on fossil fuel consumption. The historical approach seeks to demonstrate the way in which long-term environmental effects of coal have manifested, and reveals how, in spite of what is now known about coal-based pollution, our understanding remains fraught with misrepresentation and prevarication. The thesis, therefore, opens up the enigma surrounding the environmental impact of coal mining in South Africa. [Book abstract]
Free online at http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17682


Year of publication: 2011
Series: African Studies Collection
Volume: 31
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978-90-5448-103-4
Auteur
Michal Singer
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Uitgeverij
African Studies Centre
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