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Diversity and functional attributes of microorganisms from stockpiled soils of coal mines in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
(North-West University, 2018)
Coal mining in South Africa is renowned for large-scale removal of topsoil and subsoil through opencast mining. Such processes lead to an enormous amount of land degradation, and thus limit the land when mining operation ...
Characterization of bacteria isolated from a platinum mine tailings dam
(North-West University, 2012)
Contamination from various sources has a huge impact on soil health and microbial community composition. Metal contamination of soil in mining scenarios is of concern and is not adequately addressed, particularly with ...
Multi-species assessment of South African coal mine reclamation soils for ecosystem recovery
(North-West University (South Africa)North-West University, 2020)
At present, there is no comprehensive soil quality assessment practice for the coal mining industry in South Africa. Studies have shown that belowground soil biota are crucial to soil ecosystem functioning and are sensitive ...