Water News

‘Fracking threatens our water resources’: This was the topic in the third of WWF and SAfm’s Decisive Debate series.

South Africa’s anti-corruption ombudsman has begun a probe into water pollution allegedly caused by mining companies.
The inquiry by the Public Protector is in its early stages, spokesman Oupa Segalwe said by e-mail.
“The investigation has to do with alleged pollution of water as a result of mining operations in a number of provinces,” Segalwe said.

By Kevin Crowley


A confidential report in the possession of amaBhungane has painted an alarming picture of the threat posed by acid mine drainage to critical water pipelines owned by Africa's largest water utility Rand Water.

By ZWANGA MUKHUTHU

 The barrier to efficient water service delivery in South Africa was not of a technological nature but rather related to legal and Constitutional challenges, Water Research Commission (WRC) CEO Dhesigen Naidoo said on Thursday.

BY: LEANDI KOLVER

In  terms  of  Condition  12.9  of  the  authorised  Water  Use  License “The  Licensee  shall  attend  and  actively  participate  in  the  Wonderfontein/Loopspruit catchment  forum  to  which  the  Licensee  must  report  and  present  all  aspects  of  water management  as  contained  in  the  conditions  of  this  license  such  as  compliance  with  the licence  conditions  and  progress  with  all  investigations  in  terms  of  this  license  or  related  studies...”

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