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Sunday, 14 April 2013 09:17

Revived Water Forum - First Meeting

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment in collaboration with Sun International and the Legacy Group Holdings hereby cordially invite you to the first meeting of the revived Water Forum, which is to be held at 10h00 on the 30th of April, 2013 at the Maslow Hotel, Corner of Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton. 
Please confirm your attendance and participation before or on the 30th of March, 2013.

Saturday, 07 August 2010 07:00

50+ mines operate without water licenses

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

Monday, 19 September 2011 03:20

First Uranium says MWS mining right withdrawn

Shares in First Uranium plunged in Johannesburg late on Friday, after the gold and uranium miner said that the new order mining right for its Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) tailings operation had been “withdrawn”.

Monday, 16 June 2008 02:15

A Conference and an Award

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.

The current lime treatment of the uncontrolled AMD has resulted in the deposition of sludge in the first receptor dam within the Tweelopiespruit, part of the Crocodile River System and Limpopo Catchment.  This dam, the Hippo Dam, is outside mine property, located within the Krugersdorp Game Reserve.  The sludge contains toxic and radioactive heavy metals.

Friday, 12 February 2010 18:54

Acid Mine Drainage - West Rand

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) as part of the Government Task Team on mine closure and water management together with mining companies have agreed on a model to deal with the Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) challenge that is affecting the Western, Central and Eastern Basins (the Witwatersrand gold fields area) which is impacting mainly on the Vaal and the Crocodile River systems.

Friday, 28 November 2008 12:06

Suspension "procedurally unfair"

Dr Anthony Turton was suspended on 21 November 2008 by his employer, the CSIR ,on the grounds that his paper on the impending crisis in water supply in South Africa contained statements that amounted to misconduct by him. In addition, Dr Turton was criticised for his communications on this matter to the media.

Save the Vaal Environment (SAVE), an NGO striving to protect the Vaal River and its environs, obtained a court order in the High Court of Johannesburg on Tuesday 2 June 2009 against the Emfuleni municipality.  Despite strenuous opposition to the application by Emfuleni, Judge John Horn ordered Emfuleni to stop the deliberate sewage spillage into the Vaal River that has been occurring unabated for months.

Saturday, 19 January 2008 12:40

NGO's action leads to a "first"

There is currently a paper being drafted which is believed will be for international distribution. The paper alleges that, with reference to the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment, NGOs are active for the very fist time in the history of mine water management in South Africa.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is meeting with community leaders to arrange environmental workshops.

Preparatory meetings with community leaders are underway, including a recent meeting with the Councilor for the Kagiso Constituency, namely Magaret Mohube and Headmistress of the Munsieville Primary School.

The purpose of the environmental workshops is to raise environmental awareness of the health and environmental impacts of mines upon local communities and the environmental rights of communities. It also addresses socio-economic issues.

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FSE IN SA MINING

The FSE contributed to the article titled “Caught between a rock and hard place”...

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

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

The Intervention document is attached for download.

Development of the National Eutrophication Strategy and Supporting Documents

Attached documents:1. DWS Eutrophication SA & GA PSC 1 BID2. PSC 1 Meeting A...

Fears of long term damage to SA's water supply as eutrophication strangles rivers and dams | IOL

Toxic green algae in the Vaal River is caused by eutrophication, which harms wat...