SA News

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 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.

Mine dust from sandstorm could be toxic

Written by Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:07

The massive sandstorm Johannesburg experienced this week may have a much longer lasting effect on it’s residents: the airborne spread of heavy metal particles.

Fatal state of air quality in SA Featured

Written by Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:04

Breathing is the most basic process of life. "Slow Poison: Air pollution, public and failing governance", is a new report published by environmental justice organization, groundWork, Centre for Environmental Rights and community partners on the fatal state of air quality in South Africa.

‘Ex-retirement village’ built on dangerous mining land'

"Congratulations! You have just invested in the West Rand’s Premier Lifestyle Estate. Every effort has been made to provide you with the services, facilities and care expected of such a prestigious development.”

Mynbou verniel SA kosmandjie

Written by Wednesday, 27 August 2014 02:45

‘Dis soos ’n wegholtrein’

Die steenkoolmyne in Mpumalanga vernietig die land se kosmandjie én water.
“Dit is soos ’n wegholtrein wat nie brieke het nie,” sê Hennie Laas, uitvoerende hoof van Agri Mpumalanga.

Blyvoor mine joins the Aurora strip club Featured

Written by Saturday, 16 August 2014 09:07

The troubled mine has closed, leaving behind a toxic legacy that nobody is prepared to deal with as liquidators try to cover debts before restitution.

Community, Mining join hands to save trees

Written by Friday, 15 August 2014 05:51

Members of the community, environmental activists and a mine in the area want to work together to stop the cutting down of trees in the area. 

New Study: Coal is a Killer

Written by Friday, 18 July 2014 06:39

eMalahleni, Highveld, South Africa, 3 July 2014 – While Eskom awaits decisions from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on its applications for postponement (in many cases, effectively exemption) to meet minimum emission standards for its coal-fired power stations, a new study commissioned by NGO groundWork reveals that while some of the country benefits from Eskom produced electricity, it’s the health and lives of people in the Highveld that are carrying the disease burden of the energy utility’s pollution.

MINING

BASEL GOLD DAY - HOW TO OBTAIN CLEAN GOLD: THE FSE'S PRESENTATION

Please find the following attached for download: 1. Basel Gold Day: How to obtain clean gold - the consumer perspective 2. Basel Gold Day: Presentation by the FSE

PROPOSED ARTISANAL MINING POLICY - DMRE'S PRESENTATION AND FSE'S SUBMISSION

Attached for download: 1. ASM Policy 20202. FSE's Submission...

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

UNPACKING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN WATER

PDF article attached for download.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment’s ongoing role in addressing the sewage pollution in the Vaal River

‘People the same as pigs’ in the VaalBy Sheree Bega | 16 Oct 2020 Foul: Pigs ro...

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

The Intervention document is attached for download....