Film about SA's environmental disaster Featured

Written by Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:45

South African environmental disaster the focus of Frederick Gert Tens next film

After "Bananas," "Bikes vs Cars" and "The young Zlatan" give the prized Malmo filmmaker Fredrik Gertten into a South African environmental disaster. Along with the two South African filmmaker is he doing now documentary "Jozi Gold" about how an unlikely environmental activist takes up the fight with the mining companies in Johannesburg.

The Green Scorpions have hauled three directors of Blyvooruitzicht and Village Main Reef gold mining companies to court for alleged significant pollution and environmental degradation. 

The expansion of a mining project that cuts through a protected water system and a proposed wildlife migration corridor in North West province has been given the go-ahead by environmental authorities.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE), a group of community-based civil society organisations, has appealed the authorisation – arguing that “environmental decisions must achieve a balance between environmental and socio-economic developmental considerations through the concept of sustainable development”.

Read the full artiicle, including comment from the community, on OXPECKERS.  Documentation is also available on the site. 

Pioneering Wildlife Corridor Collapses

Written by Sunday, 27 November 2016 03:52

A pioneering conservation plan to create a wildlife corridor linking the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve appears to have collapsed because of mining and farming pressure in the North West Region.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has appealed the environmental authorisation for the expansion of the mining operations of Pilanesberg Platinum Mines within a highest biodiversity sensitive area and a national freshwater ecosystem priority area, which the FSE alleges, will adversely impact on the functionality and viability of the proposed Heritage Park.  

It is envisioned that the proposed Heritage Park will establish the third largest conservation estate of about 270 000ha to ultimately create a migratory corridor for bigger mammals by combining the Pilanesberg National Park with the  Madikwe Game Reserve.

WESSA award for Mariette

Written by / Maintained by Webmaster Monday, 03 October 2016 19:29

WESSA paid tribute to a wide range of outstanding environmental achievements with the presentation of the organisation’s Annual Awards. These Awards were presented at the organisation’s 90th AGM, and Mariette Liefferink of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment was one of the recipients. 

The World Health Organization is collecting hair samples west of Johannesburg to see if residents near South Africa’s biggest city are suffering from excessive uranium pollution due to ore dumps from 130 years of gold mining.

Stryder van die Mynhope

Written by Sunday, 21 February 2016 20:21

Mariette Liefferink, omgewingsaktivis, is die blondekop wat TV-kykers van die nuus, van 50/50, of van Carte Blanche dikwels op mynhope sien rondstap. Corne Coetzee het met haar gesels.

Demand Spur

Written by Ilan Solomons Friday, 29 January 2016 13:16

The future of the uranium mining industry will be largely dependent on the price of the commodity and the profitability of uranium mines, while demand for uranium in nuclear power stations and potentially for nuclear weapons remains the main driver for the commodity.

Boere soek hulp met water

Written by Thursday, 28 January 2016 19:37

‘n Dringende vergadering is onlangs in die EHS Landbou-akademie se saal gehou waartydens talle boere hul kommer oor die toestand van damme en riviere in the Hoeveldstreek en elders uitgespreek het.