The FSE has been selected as a finalist in the NSTF-South 32Awards

The NSTF Awards were established in 1998 as a collaborative effort to recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation by SET-related professionals and organisations in South Africa. This includes experienced scientists, engineers, innovators, science communicators, engineering capacity builders, and organisational managers/leaders, as well as data and research managers.

The award the FSE has been nominated for is described below.

Award for a contribution to SET and Innovation through an NGO over the last 5 to 10 years 

This award is made to an NGO or a team or an individual working through an NGO registered in South Africa, which has made an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in South Africa over the last 5 to 10 years.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 17:20

FSE's Report for March 2020

Find the following attached for download:

- FSE's report for March 2020
- notification from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 20:04

Jozi Gold Film Q&A with Mariette Liefferink

Watch the Jozi Gold Q&A with Mariette Liefferink here.

Jozi Gold is now available for you to watch in the comfort of your own home.

Watch it here.


At 5pm today, there will be a live Q&A with Mariette Liefferink about the film. Here's the link to the Facebook event:

Please find the FSE's comments attached below for download.

Please find the Minister's directions attached for download.

Pursuant to the announcement by President Ramaphosa of a lockdown effective from Thursday night 12pm, the FSE’s physical office will no longer be manned effective from Friday this week for the duration of this lockdown.   The FSE will, however, continue to fulfil its objectives in terms of its Memorandum of Incorporation albeit remotely. 

The FSE will be available telephonically and electronically and will be engaging in multi-media electronic communication with its stakeholders.

We wish all our stakeholders fortitude and perseverance in these difficult times. 

Monday, 16 March 2020 20:12



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FSE's report is attached for download.

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Jozi Gold Review

The prestigious Modern Times Review takes a look at Jozi Gold saying: “We see how secrecy and a lack of accountability shored up the power imbalances and oppressive practices of mining, which wrote the troubled history of South Africa as an extractive economy, and as a system of apartheid that mining sustained.” Read the full review here. 



The FSE, in association with Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine, donated 40 white Karee Trees (Searsia penduline) during Arbor Week to the mining affected community of Simunye in the West Rand and participated in the tree planting ceremony with the community of Simunye, the local Municipality and officials from South Deep Mine.  The FSE also delivered a presentation during the ceremony.

"Varkies" gou op hok, maar als nie pluis | Beeld

Article also available for download as an attachment.

Radon Alert - Carte Blanche

Millions of South Africans are exposed to radioactive radon gas in their homes and workplaces every day, as the naturally occurring gas escapes through cracks in the earth. The second leading cause of lung cancer in several countries, radon breaks down and when inhaled, decaying atoms emit alpha radiation that can damage the DNA. There are no safe levels of radon concentration. The United States Environmental Protection Agency emphasises any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. Carte Blanche investigates why South Africa has no regulations to protect against radon accumulation in the home and what you can do to test your home and prevent lung cancer.   Watch the video here.

WITS Economics & Finance Courses: Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage

Economics & Finance Courses at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage - Understand taxation for development and sustainability in mining. View the course here. Enrolment starts on the 7th of October 2019.


FSE’s presentation to the Water and Sanitation Sector Leadership Group’s (WSSLG)* Sustainable Development Goal 6 Task Team on Thursday, the 26th of November 2020.

*The Water and Sanitation Sector Leadership Group (WSSLG) is the highest non-statutory strategic sector partnership forum for the South African water sector. The WSSLG serves as a think tank for the water sector and prepares an overarching national action agenda for implementing the National Water and Sanitation Resource Strategy 2 (NWSRS2) and ensures that sound policies, laws, strategies, programmes and institutions are developed to achieve the goals outlined in the NWRS2. The WSSLG also actively facilitates dialogue between the Department of Water and Sanitation, government departments, civil society and the private sector for input, support and contributions to joint strategic and coordinated actions to improve the implementation of water sector policies, strategies and programmes. In its advisory role, the WSSLG provides recommendations on policies, legislation, programmes and strategies and serves as credible forum for stakeholder consultation and involvement in the development of sector policies, legislation, programmes and strategies. Presentation attached for download.

How Relevant are the Vaal Barrage's Catchment Corums

Article in North Star - Vereeniging & Midvaal.Author: Johann Tempelhoff Art...


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