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December 23 2017

POLLUTION OF VAAL RIVER ‘AT CRISIS POINT’

SHEREE BEGA

“Extraordinary high levels of pollution” in the Vaal River are causing health risks, environmental degradation and water shortages.

The FSE will appear on Al Jazeera English’s award-winning show, The Stream Wednesday, December 20th from 9:30p – 10:00p SAST

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 17:12

Palmietkuilen Coal Mining Project Rejected

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) has refused to grant permission for the proposed Palmietkuilen Coal Mining Project. 

The FSE with other interested and affected parties lodged an objection with the Department of Mineral Resources against the proposed open cast coal mine to be situated on the Palmietkuilen farm in Lesedi.

THE FSE CONDUCTED A NUMBER OF NEWS MEDIA INTERVIEWS ON THE SAWC’S STATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION REPORT INTER ALIA SABC NEWS, IOL, CHANNEL AFRICA AND E.TV.

 

Friday, 01 December 2017 10:33

DAILY NEWS 30 November 2017

 

Lack of skills to manage water supply systems

A DAMNING report published by the South African Water Caucus has revealed that the quality of the water drunk by South Africans has severely deteriorated and is now a cause for concern.

The South African Water Caucus (SAWC) today launched a report which exposes the dysfunction and institutional paralysis in the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The report is almost entirely based on publicly accessible information including Parliamentary Questions and Answers, Portfolio Committee meeting reports, information from access to information (PAIA) requests and media articles. However, importantly, it presents it in a single document which paints a particularly bleak picture for SA’s water institutions and hence water security.

Sunday, 26 November 2017 08:14

R10 BILLION OWED FOR WATER – CUTS LOOMING

MEDIA STATEMENT

 

R10 BILLION OWED FOR WATER – CUTS LOOMING

22 November 2017

 

The Department of Water and Sanitation is issuing notices to at least 30 municipalities that its water supplies will be cut off, by Friday, 08 December 2017; should they fail to pay their water debt that has been outstanding for more than 60 days.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:59

Science Business Dialogue Conference

 

Science Business Dialogue Conference

"Linking Science, Society, Business and Policy for the Sustainable Use of Abandoned Mines in the SADC Region"

28-30 November 2017

Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:50

PUBLIC MEETING

 

PUBLIC MEETING


SAVE the VAAL is hosting a public meeting to discuss
pollution issues in the Vaal River.
The meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Justice Lötter Wepener

Date & Time
Saturday 25 November 2017 at 11:00

Venue:
124 Kaalplaats Windsor Road
Parking at 122 Kaalplaats Windsor Road

Speakers:
Malcolm Plant (Chairman: SAVE the VAAL)

Mariette Liefferink – CEO: Federation for a Sustainable Environment

Prof Johann Tempelhoff – Professor – North West `University
Water historian working in trans-disciplinary contexts

Jeremy Ridl – Environmental Law Specialist

RSVP if you are attending
Text or phone Megan
082-9072244 or 082-5705058

 

 

Registration Number - 011015200004

Committee members: Malcolm Plant - 0825662101 (Chairperson); Maureen Stewart (Vice-chairperson) – 0825705058; Thomas du Toit - 082 419 6526; Samson Mokoena – 084 291 8510; Johan Smit- 0832044674; Irene Main - 078 521 1676; Mike Gaade – 0825686826; Belinda Daymond- 0828078888.

Patron: The Hon. Justice W.L. Wepener

 

 

POLLUTION ISSUES IN THE VAAL RIVER

Report

The report may be opened as a PDF document.

 

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:33

2017 Reports

 Another year is almost over, a eventful year for FSE. A year full of tours and community engagements, challenges of water pollution and mine closures. Bringing knowledge and transparency to the public. Some awards and media interviews.

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