ENVASS Conference Featured

Written by Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:36

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment addressed the ENVASS conference in October.  The conference is promoted as "one of a kind" and attempts to cover the most pertinent environmental matters applicable to the South African industry.

Nuke worries unfounded, says regulator

Written by Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:21

There is no immediate danger from radiation to communities living in informal settlement, but the "situation was however less than ideal" the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has stated

Myne in 41 riviere in SA bedryf

Written by Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:02

Die departement van water en sanitasie het die afgelope drie jaar toegelaat dat mynhuise in 41 riviere, tien vleie en drie panne vir hoofsaaklik steenkool in Mpumalanga myn.  Dit wek koommer dat dit toegelaat word.

Kids deserve a safe environment

Written by Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:58

Enshrined in the Constitution is the right to an environment that is harmful to one's health and wellbeing; and one that is protected for the benefit of present and future generations. This is central to the government's sustainable development agenda, and also to Commissioner Janet Love's portfolio on environment, natural resources and rural development

DA: water levy aims at soft-target taxpayers

Written by Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:25

Acid Water: Treating mine-polluted drainage will cost billions.  But government and mine owners to pay only 10% of cost.

Civil Society: Alarmed by Sasol/Natref "dispute" Featured

Written by Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:51

A number of civil society organisations have written an open letter to the Minister of Environmental Affairs about the attempts by Sasol and National Petroleum Rifiners of SA to set aside minimum emission standards defined in the Air Quality Act. 

OB genader oor myne wat mors met water Featured

Written by Monday, 18 August 2014 08:34

Daar is nou 48 myne in die land sonder waterlisensies.
“Die name van ’n klomp myne wat ernstige omgewingsoortredings begaan het en jare sonder ’n waterlisensie gemyn het, het skielik van die lys verdwyn. Is hul sondes nou vergewe?”

Gold group lambasted Featured

Written by Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:59

An environmental and civil rights group has implicated a West Rand-based gold mining company in several alleged contraventions of environmental legislation.

Ode aan SA se Erin Brockoviche

Written by Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:45

Moenie met ’n vrou mors nie, jy sal tweede kom.
Suid-Afrika het ’n trotse geskiedenis van brawe vroue wat hier opgestaan het vir wat reg is.
Frances Baard, Helen Suzman, Lilian Ngoyi, Patricia de Lille, Mariette Liefferink, Charlotte Maxeke, Irene Grootboom, Thuli Madonsela, Mamphela Ramphele en Sophia Williams-De Bruyn is almal vroue wat ons gedeelde geskiedenis ten goede verander het en steeds doen. En Emily Hobhouse, wat onthou sal word vir haar ontbloting van die gruwels in die Boere-konsentrasiekampe.

Deur Adriaan Basson

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Environmental lobby group the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has laid criminal charges against tailings extractor Mintails for noncompliance to its integrated water use licence (WUL) for its West Rand-based retreatment operations, saying it will also report the matter to the Office of the Public Protector for investigation.
According to the group, a March audit by Mintails adviser and environmental risk analyst Dr Anthony Turton of the company’s WUL revealed several areas of noncompliance.