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.

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.