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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

Water in Blyvoor is meer werd as goud

Written by Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:50

Duisende mense van die myndorpie Blyvooruitzicht is al vier weke sonder water nadat hul watertoevoer afgesny is. Elise Tempelhoff het die dorp besoek.

The town where no water runs Featured

Written by Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:42

Residents of a mining ghost town feel victimised by an uncaring municipality

Cape Town – Petrochemicals giant Sasol has dropped its court challenge to have some of the government’s stricter new air pollution laws scrapped.

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.

Plaaswerker skop vas oor diere Featured

Written by Saturday, 07 March 2015 19:38

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.

Plea to minister to meet over mining issues Featured

Written by Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:55

Why is the minister of mineral resources so reluctant to listen to the complaints of civil society groups living next to mines across the country?

Stryd om oorlewing Featured

Written by Friday, 09 January 2015 04:59

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.

Uitheemse bome het soms 'n doel

Written by Friday, 14 November 2014 10:40

'n Stryd van inwoners en omgewingsaketiviste om te keer dat uitheemse bome in die omgewing afgesaag word, is besig om al meer ondersteuning te kry. 

Inwoners na MRK oor huise op mynhoop Featured

Written by / Maintained by Webmaster Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:54

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.