IT HAS taken nearly two years for Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane to sign off on a long-term treatment plan for acid mine drainage (AMD) that cost her department R25 million to commission.
A coalition of civil society and community organisations, represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), has instituted legal action in the Pretoria High Court against the Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, following his grant of a coal mining right to Atha-Africa Ventures (AAV) inside the sensitive Mabola Protected Environment.
THE cost of closing derelict and abandoned mines to combat acid mine drainage has reached R45bn while old asbestos sites could set the state back R2bn, Parliament's mineral resources committee heard on Wednesday.www.bdlive.co.za
On Friday, Sasol gave notice that it was withdrawing its controversial litigation against the Minister of Environmental Affairs and the National Air Quality Officer to set aside certain air quality standards.
n Mynreus beroep hom op die grondeisehof om ’n plaaswerker van die plaas Grootpan buite Carolina te dwing om van 34 van sy beeste en agt van sy bokke ontslae te raak omdat hulle ’n dorpie op dié plaas wil begin.
2014 was ’n afgryslike jaar vir Suid-Afrika se omgewing en die enorme uitdagings duur vanjaar voort. Elise Tempelhoff skryf oor die omgewingsrampe die afgelope jaar en oor dít wat moontlik vanjaar voorlê.
1800 mense wat sedert 1997 op 'n radioaktiewe mynhoop buite Krugersdorp woon, het die hulp van die Menseregtekommissie (MRK) ingeroep om Mogale City te oorreed om 'n ander blyplek vir hulle te kry.
It’s all about the money
The hazardous mining by-product raises two questions – who’s to blame and who should pay. The acid mine drainage crisis is going to cost someone a lot of money, but probably not the people who caused it. The “polluter pays” principle was next to impossible to apply to the acid mine drainage problem in a retrospective way, said Marius Keet, chief director for mine water management at the department of water and sanitation.
Addressing waste and pollution of the past
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is proud to announce the launch of the booklet titled “Rehabilitation of Mine Contaminated Eco-Systems. A Contribution to a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy to Combat Unemployment and Climate Change” by Mariette Liefferink of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE). The booklet was commissioned by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) in collaboration with the Friedrick Ebert Stiftung.
Byna 10 000 mense sal verskuif moet word as Anglo Operations Ltd en Canyon Coal hul sin kry om ’n massiewe oopgroefsteenkoolmyn oos van Springs te begin.
Johannesburg - A 19-month data investigation of mine closures indicates that since at least 2011 no large coal mines operating in South Africa have been granted closure.
Drie direkteure van die Blyvooruitzicht- en Village Main Reef-goudmyn buite Carletonville kan ’n boete van tot R10 miljoen of tien jaar tronkstraf opgelê word weens die beweerde besoedeling en agteruitgang van die omgewing.
Coalition defending Mpumalanga water source area
Last week, the coalition of eight civil society and community organisations that has been resisting the proposed coal mine inside a protected area and strategic water source area in Mpumalanga launched further proceedings in the Pretoria High Court.
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