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Wild Coast mining can be stopped

Written by Monday, 14 April 2008 00:00

SOUTH Africa's environmental authorities have strongly rejected heavy minerals mining plans that could cause irreversible and extensive damage to pristine parts of the Wild Coast - but the Department of Minerals and Energy is still considering granting a mining licence.

And in a development described by leading environmental lawyers as "bizarre", "plain nonsense" and "patently ridiculous", the Department of Environmental Affairs has admitted to a bungle by submitting its official objections "too late" to be taken into account by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME).


Written by Wednesday, 26 March 2008 01:40

Ermelo. – “Ons dorp het bloedsteenkool. Die steenkool waarop ons woon, gaan nog ons einde beteken.

“Pleks dat dit vir ons voorspoed bring, bring dit armoede, siekte en die dood,” het me. Amanda Mabilisa, United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP)-raadslid van dié dorp, verlede week gesê op ’n vergadering waar Xstrata Coal, die steenkoolreus, planne bekend gemaak het om vier steenkoolmyne in die Vaal-, Komati-, Usutu- en Olifantsrivier se opvanggebied te begin.

Regstappe kan kom oor myn se megahoop

Written by Tuesday, 22 January 2008 13:46

Raatskraal (Fochville). – Boere in dié “onbesoedelde” omgewing dreig met regstappe as Harmony Gold voortgaan met sy planne om ’n megamynhoop bo-op ’n mielieland, in ’n vlei en gedeeltelik op ’n rivier op hul voorstoep op te rig.


turn mine enviro hazards into jobs generator booklet outlines measures to turn mine enviro hazards into jobs generator 4th August 2017 By: Ilan Solomons - Creamer Media Staff Writer MARIETTE LIEFFERINK The project would be in the position to supply jobs to 100 people, who would be responsible for the rehabilitation of Tweelopiespruit and surrounding areas Photo by: Duane Daws  

It’s all about the money

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Down in the dumps, there's hope

"WHERE there's waste, there's opportunity," said mining hydrologist Kym Morton, ...


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.

Nuwe myn ‘sal duisende hul huise kos’

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.

SA coal mines leave legacy of ruin

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.

Besoedelingklagte: Mynbase daag nie by hof op

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.

Project to heal polluted river . System will·create stream·of jobs

THE POTENTIAL to create 100 climate jobs and to help : bring a "dead river syste...

'Mine Water can be treated, safe'

SOUTH Africans have to "change their mindsets" that they can't drink acid mine d...