Nuclearisation of Africa - Conference in pictures

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Monday, 18 August 2014 08:34

OB genader oor myne wat mors met water

Daar is nou 48 myne in die land sonder waterlisensies.
“Die name van ’n klomp myne wat ernstige omgewingsoortredings begaan het en jare sonder ’n waterlisensie gemyn het, het skielik van die lys verdwyn. Is hul sondes nou vergewe?”

Saturday, 16 August 2014 09:07

Blyvoor mine joins the Aurora strip club

The troubled mine has closed, leaving behind a toxic legacy that nobody is prepared to deal with as liquidators try to cover debts before restitution.

With nowhere else to live, many seek refuge in the radiation wastelands in Gauteng, unaware of the deadly dangers the abandoned mining areas present.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:53

Contaminating livelihoods

Hundreds of thousands use Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area tainted by mining waste

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:04

Top Star: Jo'burg's real-estate wasteland

The city's landmark Top Star Drive-in site is a shadow of its former self, after the mine dump it perched atop was levelled and re-mined for gold.


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An aerial view of the old Top Star Drive-in in Johannesburg.

The Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) invited Mariette Liefferink to speak at its expert conference on the environmental and social impacts of uranium mining in South Africa.
The CEO of the FSE presented a paper on the environmental, health and social impacts of the reclamation of uraniferous tailings within the Witwatersrand goldfields during the 2014 conference in September, 2014. The FSE's participation in the conference is sponsored by the African Uranium Alliance.

Further charges are being laid against AngloGold Ashanti for a spill that resulted in uranium-laden water going into a tributary of the Vaal River.

The 19th century gold rush that built Johannesburg left many abandoned mines in the city that still lure hundreds of people every day who enter them illegally searching for what little gold that remains.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 23:44

GDARD's plan to manage AMD

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development rolled out a five-year plan for the management of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the province.
During a press confrence the MEC of the department Nandi Mayathula-Khoza together with the Mogale City Mayoer, Councillor Koketso Calvin Seerane addressed numerous members of the media abotu their plan of action.

‘Fracking threatens our water resources’: This was the topic in the third of WWF and SAfm’s Decisive Debate series.

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