Platmin charged for threatening nature reserves

Written by Tuesday, 05 February 2013 20:04

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 19:55

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 19:50

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.

M'langa maak stem dik oor myngroep

Written by Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:39

Die Mpumalanga-regering het sy stem dik gemaak oor die Glisa-steenkoolmyn van Exxaro, die land se grootste myngroep in swart besit en een van die “sterre” op die JSE se Volhoubaarheidsindeks.
Die provinsiale departement van omgewing- en ekonomiese sake het die myngroep se aansoek om omgewingsgoedkeuring vir dié myn, wat so groot soos sowat 2 000 rugbyvelde is, Vrydag van die hand gewys.

No mine dump far enough, no corporate big enough

Written by Sunday, 04 December 2011 05:56

Feisty northern suburbs granny takes up the cudgels for poor mining communities. She is also the recipient of the Eco-Warrior award at the inaugural Eco-Logic awards.

FVO reageer op berigte oor megaslikdam

Written by Monday, 03 October 2011 08:02

Verlede week se berigte in Sake 24 oor die bedreiging wat boere en omgewingsgroepe vir Mine Waste Solutions se beydrywighede in die Stilfontein-gebied inhou, het die volgende reaksie van die Federasie vir ‘n Volhoubare Omgewing ontlok:

'End of era' as miner faces environmental charges

Written by Thursday, 03 March 2011 03:46

In a possible first for SA, a mining company, a director, and some of its senior staff face criminal charges for contravening several environmental laws, two environmental organisations said yesterday. They face collective fines of up to R18,6m.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE)  warned of catastrophic effects on Johannesburg's water if new mines are opened in Mpumalanga.

A Federation of environment groups is to investigate taking legal action against proposed laws that they say would grant property developers a "free-for-all" and leave the environment with little, if any, protection against them.


It’s all about the money

The hazardous mining by-product raises two questions – who’s to blame and who should pay. The acid mine drainage crisis is going to cost someone a lot of money, but probably not the people who caused it. The “polluter pays” principle was next to impossible to apply to the acid mine drainage problem in a retrospective way, said Marius Keet, chief director for mine water management at the department of water and sanitation.

Down in the dumps, there's hope

"WHERE there's waste, there's opportunity," said mining hydrologist Kym Morton, ...

Fokus reports on Coal Mine east of Springs

SABC's Fokus of 23 July 2017 addresses the planned Palmietkuilen coal mine east ...


Addressing waste and pollution of the past

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is proud to announce the launch of the booklet titled “Rehabilitation of Mine Contaminated Eco-Systems. A Contribution to a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy to Combat Unemployment and Climate Change” by Mariette Liefferink of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE). The booklet was commissioned by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) in collaboration with the Friedrick Ebert Stiftung.

Nuwe myn ‘sal duisende hul huise kos’

Byna 10 000 mense sal verskuif moet word as Anglo Operations Ltd en Canyon Coal hul sin kry om ’n massiewe oopgroefsteenkoolmyn oos van Springs te begin.

SA coal mines leave legacy of ruin

Johannesburg - A 19-month data investigation of mine closures indicates that since at least 2011 no large coal mines operating in South Africa have been granted closure.

Besoedelingklagte: Mynbase daag nie by hof op

Drie direkteure van die Blyvooruitzicht- en Village Main Reef-goudmyn buite ­Carletonville kan ’n boete van tot R10 miljoen of tien jaar tronkstraf opgelê word weens die beweerde besoedeling en agteruitgang van die omgewing.


Coalition defending Mpumalanga water source area

Last week, the coalition of eight civil society and community organisations that has been resisting the proposed coal mine inside a protected area and strategic water source area in Mpumalanga launched further proceedings in the Pretoria High Court.

Project to heal polluted river . System will·create stream·of jobs

THE POTENTIAL to create 100 climate jobs and to help : bring a "dead river syste...

'Mine Water can be treated, safe'

SOUTH Africans have to "change their mindsets" that they can't drink acid mine d...