Monday, 10 June 2013 08:42

Comment on EIA: Magazynskraal Mine

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment has commented on the EIA for the proposed establishment of a platinum mine by the applicant Richtrau No 123 (Pty) Ltd.

Published in COMMENT

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.

Published in FSE PRESS

MDEDET Reference Number 17/2/2/1(E) Nk-

Two issues were raised by the FSE in the Scoping phase, neither of which has been meaningfully addressed in the EIA Report.

  • Who will pay the difference between the treatment cost and the cost of water?  (the polluters or the communities) and
  • For how long will the mining companies stay responsible for the treatment costs?

Download the comment here. (105kb)

Published in COMMENT
Monday, 26 April 2010 17:16

Reprocessing tailings

The reprocessing of tailings by Rand Uranium is an important step forward in rehabilitation of an environment that has been badly scarred by earlier mining activities.

Published in COMMENT
Monday, 16 March 2009 09:02

Comment on EIA: Harmony Gold

The FSE has submitted comment on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed re-mining and processing of tailings facilities at the operations of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited in the Welkom area.

Published in COMMENT

MINING

BASEL GOLD DAY - HOW TO OBTAIN CLEAN GOLD: THE FSE'S PRESENTATION

Please find the following attached for download: 1. Basel Gold Day: How to obtain clean gold - the consumer perspective 2. Basel Gold Day: Presentation by the FSE

PROPOSED ARTISANAL MINING POLICY - DMRE'S PRESENTATION AND FSE'S SUBMISSION

Attached for download: 1. ASM Policy 20202. FSE's Submission...

SA NEWS

FSE - DONATION OF TREES AND TREE PLANTING IN SIMUNYE, WEST RAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH DEEP MINE

The FSE, in association with Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine, donated 40 white Karee Trees (Searsia penduline) during Arbor Week to the mining affected community of Simunye in the West Rand and participated in the tree planting ceremony with the community of Simunye, the local Municipality and officials from South Deep Mine.  The FSE also delivered a presentation during the ceremony.

"Varkies" gou op hok, maar als nie pluis | Beeld

Article also available for download as an attachment.

Radon Alert - Carte Blanche

Millions of South Africans are exposed to radioactive radon gas in their homes and workplaces every day, as the naturally occurring gas escapes through cracks in the earth. The second leading cause of lung cancer in several countries, radon breaks down and when inhaled, decaying atoms emit alpha radiation that can damage the DNA. There are no safe levels of radon concentration. The United States Environmental Protection Agency emphasises any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. Carte Blanche investigates why South Africa has no regulations to protect against radon accumulation in the home and what you can do to test your home and prevent lung cancer.   Watch the video here.

WITS Economics & Finance Courses: Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage

Economics & Finance Courses at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage - Understand taxation for development and sustainability in mining. View the course here. Enrolment starts on the 7th of October 2019.

WATER

UNPACKING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN WATER

PDF article attached for download.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment’s ongoing role in addressing the sewage pollution in the Vaal River

‘People the same as pigs’ in the VaalBy Sheree Bega | 16 Oct 2020 Foul: Pigs ro...

POLLUTION OF THE VAAL RIVER INTERVENTION AS PRESENTED at Rietspruit Forum - Aug 2020

The Intervention document is attached for download....