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.

Saving Joburg from the poison flood

Written by Sunday, 07 April 2013 19:25

A decade.  That's how long Mariette Liefferink has known about the radioactive water under Johannesburg and its neighbouring mining towns - and how long she has been lobbying to have something done about it.

Watered-down solutions

Written by Saturday, 30 March 2013 19:54

If government sticks to its guns on the “user-pays” principle for funding the costs of cleaning water polluted by historical mining activities, it will never find a long-term solution.

Mining the Pilanesberg Featured

Written by Sunday, 17 March 2013 20:02

49 000 hectares of big five game reserve only two hours from Jo'burg... The Pilanesberg National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

Derek Watts (Carte Blanche presenter): "And then a plan to make it even bigger and better, a corridor from here in the Pilanesberg linking this big five reserve with Madikwe. A heritage park with benefits for the local people, great for wildlife, a win-win project all round."


Die Blou Skerpioene het verlede week toegeslaan op Platmin, wat ‘n reuse-oopgroefmyn in ‘n beoogde erfenis-gebied op die voorstoep van die Pilanesberg-natuurreservaat bedryf.

Blou Skerpioene bekyk reuse-myn Featured

Written by Tuesday, 12 February 2013 21:47


Die Blou Skerpioene het verlede week toegeslaan op Platmin, wat ‘n reuse-oopgroefmyn in ‘n beoogde erfenis-gebied op die voorstoep van die Pilanesberg-natuurreservaat bedryf.

Platmin charged for threatening nature reserves

Written by Tuesday, 05 February 2013 22:04

An environmental NGO has laid criminal charges against mining group Platmin for operating an open cast mine on the doorstep of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, Beeld reported on Monday.

NGO lays criminal charges against mining group Platmin

Written by Tuesday, 05 February 2013 21:55

An environmental NGO has laid criminal charges against mining group Platmin for operating an open cast mine on the doorstep of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, Beeld reported on Monday.

Mariette Liefferink’s red high-heeled sandals sink into the watery earth. She totters to a mining pit overflowing with copper water that is stained like blood. That this is filled with partially treated acid mine drainage (AMD) is a small victory for the environmental activist.

AngloGold faces water spillage charge

Written by Thursday, 10 January 2013 21:50

Johannesburg - Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti [JSE:ANG] has been charged with contaminating water in Stilfontein by the Federation for Sustainable Environment, a report said on Wednesday.