M'langa maak stem dik oor myngroep

Written by Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:39

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 07:56

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 10:02

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 05:46

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.

Mariette Liefferink calls it the smell of death. And after all the years she has spent fighting mining pollution, the environmental activist doesn’t even gag at the strong stench of sulphur wafting from the old mining shaft behind her.

A Conference and an Award

Written by Monday, 16 June 2008 02:15

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) hereby congratulates The National Association of Conservancies of South Africa (NACSA) and its Chairperson, Anthony Duigan, his wife, Helen Duigan and its Operations Director, Mercia Komen on a very successful “Seeding Sustainable Living: the power of conservancies" Conference, held at the Sizanani Conference Centre in Bronkhorstspruit on the 14th and 15th of June, 2008.

Die hoofamptenaar van die Federasie vir ’n Volhoubare Omgewing (FVO) wat op ’n vergadering oor die toekoms van die Wonderfonteinspruit en die Mooirivier in Potchefstroom weggewys is, het ’n klag by die openbare beskermer (OB) ingedien.

Me. Mariëtte Liefferink het in ’n brief aan die OB beweer mnr. Ben Nell van die Tlokwe-plaaslike owerheid het haar die reg op vryheid van spraak ontsê toe hy haar by die Kromdraai-forum belet het.

Besoedeling

Written by Wednesday, 26 March 2008 03:36

Inwoners van die Ermelo-gebied is saam met die omgewingsgroep die Federasie vir ’n Volhoubare Omgewing (FVO) ontsteld omdat die myngroep Xstrata Coal vier nuwe steenkoolmyne in die omgewing wil begin.