'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."

Blyvoor Mine Closure

Written by Tuesday, 08 October 2013 02:41

Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine looks set to close as the mine's current owner, Village Main Reef (Village), indicated that it would not be putting any further money into the mine.

Water taints life in Cradle

Written by Sunday, 29 September 2013 11:10

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.”


Written by Monday, 22 July 2013 03:38

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.”

Only so much to share Featured

Written by Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:32

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.

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.