Technical Sessions

GCRF Mine Dust & Health Network: “Mine Dust and Gold Tailings”

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

The Global Challenges Research Fund Mine dust & Health Network and NACA invite you to join us for a discussion on the emissions and impacts of windborne dust from gold tailings storage facilities (TSFs) in the West Rand District. The aim of this meeting is to provide an inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspective on current challenges, understandings and experiences, and to discuss potential mitigation opportunities and further R&D requirements.

We encourage you to take part in this discussion and add your voice to shape the current thinking and future research.

Attendees enter the chatroom

Welcome remarks and Introduction of panel members
Presentations by panel members:

Prof. May Hermanus: Chairperson, Tshiamiso Trust

  • Prof. Harold Annegarn: Extraordinary Professor, North-West University
  • Prof. Gill Nelson: Head of Occupational Health Division, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Mr David van Wyk: Lead Researcher, Bench Marks Foundation
  • Ms Marriette Liefferink: CEO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment
  • Dr Charlene Andros: Medical Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health
  • Dr Raeesa Moolla: Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Open forum discussion

Concluding remarks

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