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.

Small victory in blighted mining landscape

Written by / Maintained by Webmaster Sunday, 03 February 2013 06:25

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.

M'langa maak stem dik oor myngroep

Written by / Maintained by Webmaster 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 Sue Blaine 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.

50+ mines operate without water licenses

Written by / Maintained by Webmaster Saturday, 07 August 2010 07:00

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.