Blyvoor under scrutiny

Written by Friday, 18 April 2014 21:50

Last week the terrain of Blyvoor Gold Mine was the site of much activity as representatives of various government departments flocked to the mine to investigate allegations of environmental pollution.

Twee dien klagte in teen myn buite Belfast

Written by Sunday, 09 March 2014 19:18

’n Direkteur van die Federasie vir ’n Volhoubare Omgewing (FVO) én ’n inwoner van Belfast het eergister afsonderlik klagte teen Exxaro se Glisa-steenkoolmyn buite die dorp by die polisie ingedien.

Podcast on Acid Mine Drainage Featured

Written by Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:46

The Wits Justice Project / The Wits Radio Academy with journalist Paul McNally has a podcast on Acid Mine Drainage. The podcast is an episode of the science radio show called "The Science Inside".

The podcast can be accessed here.


On Tuesday a criminal case was opened against Blyvoor Gold Mine over its pollution of the area.
The area also includes the Wonderfontein Spruit which flows into the Mooi River.

Environment must be saved

Written by Sunday, 23 February 2014 09:20

This week an environmentalist opened criminal pollution charges against Blyvoor at the Police in Carletonville.

The environmentalist, Ms Mariette Liefferink, decided to take this step after the Herald as well as other media and environmentalists have been complaining for some time that the mine is polluting the environment.

Myndorpie vasgevang in stof-hel

Written by Sunday, 23 February 2014 09:15

Blyvooruitsicht. – “Dis hel in dié dorp. Ons kan nie asemhaal nie. Alles wat ons eet, is vol giftige mynsand.”

Mariette Liefferink, CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment presented the Keynote address at the Central University of Technology, Free State. 

'Nog bloed kan vloei in waterstryd' Featured

Written by Wednesday, 29 January 2014 05:47

JOHANNESBURG. – Die Federasie vir ’n Volhoubare Omgewing (FVO) het ’n beroep op die Menseregtekommissie (MRK) gedoen om dringend met ’n ondersoek te begin na die knaende watertekorte waarmee gemeenskappe buite Brits en by Pilanesberg in Noordwes al maande lank worstel.

Wrangling leaves miners in limbo Featured

Written by Sunday, 26 January 2014 08:51

Thousands of jobless Blyvoor miners struggling to make ends meet are desperate to get back to work.

Article by Gabi Falanga, Tileni Mongudhi & Justice Kavahematui for M&G

Blyvoor Gold Mine within days of disaster

Written by Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:10

Although many things at the mine, including the gardens of long time residents such as Mr Kevin Wright, still looked normal by this week, various people were busy with a fight to try and keep Eskom from cutting the mine's electricity supply.
"All we ask are a few days."