Water News

As Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa unveiled a new multi-million rand acid mine drainage treatment plant yesterday, a few kilometres away of a torrent of untreated toxic water was gushing uncontrollably into an already blighted river system.

Pinky Phosa, LUR vir ekonomiese ontwikkeling, omgewingsake en toerisme, is gister wyd geloof vir die feit dat sy “twee water¬fabrieke” in Mpumalanga tot bewaringsgebiede geproklameer het.
Die een is by Wakkerstroom en die ander by Chrissiesmeer.

Groen Skerpioene bekyk myns weens besoedling Featured

Written by Monday, 03 March 2014 11:35

Die Groen Skerpioene en die polisie gaan saam 'n besoedelingsaak teen die Blyvooruitsicht myn en sy direkteure ondersoek. So het adv. Francis Craigie, hoof van die Groen Skerpioene, eergister gese.

Tackling Acid Mine Drainage in a big way Featured

Written by Sunday, 16 February 2014 18:09

A mammoth new plant is nearly ready to treat toxic water.  A hundred tons of lime a day and a " hell of a lot" of electricity. This is some of what it will take to power the biggest acid mine drainage (AMD) plant of its kind in South Africa and the continent.

Ways to kill a wetland

Written by Monday, 13 January 2014 20:33

In late June 2013, Exxaro, one of South Africa’s largest coal-mining companies with assets of R41.6-billion, commenced opencast mining at Weltevreden pan close to Delmas, in the mineral-rich province of Mpumalanga.

Or rather, re-commenced. 

Report by Franz Fuls

Report by Franz Fuls

Further charges are being laid against AngloGold Ashanti for a spill that resulted in uranium-laden water going into a tributary of the Vaal River.

National Water Resources Strategy

Written by Thursday, 13 June 2013 06:52

The Department of Water Affairs has written to the FSE, expressing appreciation for the submission to the draft National Water Resources Strategy 2 (NWRS2) of 30 January 2013.

The Federation for Sustainable Environment presented at the Greater Pilansberg Water Forum Meeting, among other presenters.  These presentation are presented here to download.

Greater Pilansberg Water Forum

Written by Monday, 27 May 2013 08:52

The FSE facilitated and organised a successful Water Forum on the 30th of April, 2013 at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton in order to address the water resource constraints within the Greater Pilanesberg area.

Revived Water Forum - First Meeting Featured

Written by Sunday, 14 April 2013 09:17

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment in collaboration with Sun International and the Legacy Group Holdings hereby cordially invite you to the first meeting of the revived Water Forum, which is to be held at 10h00 on the 30th of April, 2013 at the Maslow Hotel, Corner of Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton. 
Please confirm your attendance and participation before or on the 30th of March, 2013.