JOHANNESBURG ( – 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.

The anti-corruption ombud has begun a probe into water pollution allegedly caused by mining companies.

GDARD's plan to manage AMD

Written by Saturday, 17 May 2014 23:44

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development rolled out a five-year plan for the management of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the province.
During a press confrence the MEC of the department Nandi Mayathula-Khoza together with the Mogale City Mayoer, Councillor Koketso Calvin Seerane addressed numerous members of the media abotu their plan of action.

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.