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a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site

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Mr Hamathi further stated that three more borrow pits were recently approved by the Department of Mines on top of the two from the Tshesebe.
"Several borrow pits are not in use and have not been fully decommissioned, posing a danger to people and animals," the letter says.
That clarification stated that a site is a "borrow pit" if the landowner has a loader and uses bank run material to fill potholes in a road, low places in the yard, etc., and no milling or processing is involved, except for the use of a portable or stationary scalping screen to remove large rocks, wood or trash.
A key factor in determining whether a site is a borrow pit also includes whether the site is intermittent, or a continuous-use site.
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi told Parliament on March 5 that the environmental impact assessment of all the borrow pits was done and approved between 2008 and 2009.