Mariette Liefferink

Mariette Liefferink

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:25

Comment on Water Strategy

While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment.  In South Africa the psychological dependence on the mining industry seems to extend beyond cost/benefit, a phenomenon evidenced in the metaphors used to describe the industry’s significance. The recently developed National Development Programme, however, does not state that mining investment and production is “urgent”, but rather that “[i]t is urgent to stimulate mining investment and production in a way that is environmentally sound…”.  

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:25

Comment on Water Strategy

While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment.  In South Africa the psychological dependence on the mining industry seems to extend beyond cost/benefit, a phenomenon evidenced in the metaphors used to describe the industry’s significance. The recently developed National Development Programme, however, does not state that mining investment and production is “urgent”, but rather that “[i]t is urgent to stimulate mining investment and production in a way that is environmentally sound…”.  

Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:18

Comment:Proposed Classes of Water Resources

Comments on the Proposed Classes of Water Resource for Catchments of the Crocodile (West), Marico, Mokolo And Matlabas in terms of  Section 13(1) (A) of the the National Water Act, 1998, Act No 36 Of 1998

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:24

Uranium - Past and Future Challenges

FSE’s Report on the Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg Conference (programme) and the FSE’s Paper and Presentation on “Current Reclamation Of Historical Uraniferous Tailings Dams And Sand Dumps – Exacerbating The Mess Or Minimizing The Mining Footprint? Case Studies Within The Witwatersrand”. 

Friday, 18 July 2014 05:34

July 2014 Report

Report on the activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of July 2014. 

Friday, 18 July 2014 05:26

June 2014 Report

A list of activities and engagements for the Federation for a Sustainable Environment in the month of June 2014.

 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 05:19

May 2014 Report

A list of activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of May 2014. 

Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:07

Touring the West Rand

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment often leads tours to the mining region.  

Monday, 03 March 2014 11:47

Comment: reclamation of the Soweto Dumps

The FSE comments on the proposed reclamation of the Soweto Cluster Surface Dumps.  

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:17

January 2014 Report

An abridged report (not inclusive of all the activities) of some of the FSE’s activities during January, 2014 which may be of interest or relevance:

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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...