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.
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.
Mariette Liefferink, CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment presented the Keynote address at the Central University of Technology, Free State.
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.
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
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."
CHANTAL Whiller and her husband did their homework before they moved their family to an upmarket country estate at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Whiller’s husband, who worked on the mines in Welkom, had heard about the toxic and potentially radioactive acid mine drainage (AMD) seeping into the Cradle from the Witwatersrand’s abandoned goldfields.
“He took satellite photos and had our water tested,” remembers Whiller. “Everything was fine – that’s why we bought here.”
The abundance of excellent, cheap water has made South Africa’s economic growth possible. But in this week’s Special Assignment we reveal that we are reaching the point in history where we have to make the head-shift from an economy driven by water availability to one run on limited water.
Sun Internationaal is bekommerd oor die voortbestaan van Sun City omdat die hotelgroep onseker is oor sy water veiligheid.
“Ons is bekommerd oor die huidge en toekomstige watersituasie in die omgewing van Pilanesberg.”
Last week, representatives of the mines, tourism establishments, communities, NGOs and government around Rustenburg and Sun City held their first meeting as the Greater Pilanesberg Water Forum, organised by the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE).
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is meeting with community leaders to arrange environmental workshops.
Preparatory meetings with community leaders are underway, including a recent meeting with the Councilor for the Kagiso Constituency, namely Magaret Mohube and Headmistress of the Munsieville Primary School.
The purpose of the environmental workshops is to raise environmental awareness of the health and environmental impacts of mines upon local communities and the environmental rights of communities. It also addresses socio-economic issues.