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Assessing the desirability of marine phosphate mining amongst strategies for a sustainable supply of phosphates

Assessing the desirability of marine phosphate mining amongst strategies for a sustainable supply of phosphates

August 2016

This study was undertaken as part of the Safeguard our Seabed project. It provides a review of the phosphate system, taking into consideration market dynamics, available supply and demand, phosphate uses and options for improved phosphate resource management. It was commissioned in order to promote rational decision-making on the desirability of marine phosphate mining as a phosphate supply strategy.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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