FSE's Report for March 2019

Written by Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:02

The report is attached for download.

ACG Paste 2019 Conference

Written by Friday, 05 April 2019 16:25

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics will be holding the  22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings in Cape Town, South Africa from 8–10 May 2019, in collaboration with Paterson & Cooke.


This will be the fifth time that the event will be held in Southern Africa: Pilanesberg (2001), Cape Town (2004), Botswana (2008) and Rustenburg (2012).

Southern Africa, as a region, is water scarce and has experienced severe droughts for the last few years. Together with changes in local legislation requiring facilities to be lined, there is a renewed interest in paste and thickened tailings and dry stack filter options in the region.

Mariette Liefferink, the CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, South Africa will be presenting the keynote address on the 10th of May 2019, titled “Selected extracts from South Africa’s environmental legislation, challenges with the management of gold tailings within the Witwatersrand gold fields and case studies”


See program here.


Written by Sunday, 24 March 2019 10:41

The document is attached for download.

FSE's Report for November 2018

Written by Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:34

FSE's monthly report for November 2018 is attached for download.

FSE Monthly Report - October 2018

Written by Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:07

FSE's Monthly Report for October 2018 is attached for download.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment has noted allegations made by Atha Africa Ventures’ CEO Praveer Tripathi, on his Twitter account.

 Spilpunt is an information magazine which is compiled and published by the Obaro Group.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:50



SAVE the VAAL is hosting a public meeting to discuss
pollution issues in the Vaal River.
The meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Justice Lötter Wepener

Date & Time
Saturday 25 November 2017 at 11:00

124 Kaalplaats Windsor Road
Parking at 122 Kaalplaats Windsor Road

Malcolm Plant (Chairman: SAVE the VAAL)

Mariette Liefferink – CEO: Federation for a Sustainable Environment

Prof Johann Tempelhoff – Professor – North West `University
Water historian working in trans-disciplinary contexts

Jeremy Ridl – Environmental Law Specialist

RSVP if you are attending
Text or phone Megan
082-9072244 or 082-5705058



Registration Number - 011015200004

Committee members: Malcolm Plant - 0825662101 (Chairperson); Maureen Stewart (Vice-chairperson) – 0825705058; Thomas du Toit - 082 419 6526; Samson Mokoena – 084 291 8510; Johan Smit- 0832044674; Irene Main - 078 521 1676; Mike Gaade – 0825686826; Belinda Daymond- 0828078888.

Patron: The Hon. Justice W.L. Wepener





The report may be opened as a PDF document.


Winning Collaboration?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:35

Govt, NGOs and industry joining forces to fend off acid mine water threat


FSE plants indigenous trees

Written by Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:06

Sand Dump 20 within the Randfontein residential area was allegedly the largest man made sand dump in the world. Sand Dump 20 was a significant source of dust fallout and water pollution.