Article by Lisa Steyn
The FSE alleges that there is a direct link between this incident and the DMRE’s failure to enforce non-compliances against the directors of the Mintails Group of Companies for their alleged failure in duty of care; to make safe these areas; to make adequate financial provision for environmental liabilities; and to safely close the mine. […]
Article by Sheree Bega One of the three plants designed to treat polluted water from old underground mines in the Witwatersrand’s three mining basins is still not up and running, five months after operations ground to a halt. Read the full article here.
Article by Sheree Bega | 15 June 2022 Police reservist Brian Emmenis was watching Dallas with his wife on the evening of 22 February 1994 when the phone rang. It was his colleague, Captain Ben van Wyk, who told Emmenis to grab his emergency kit because a dam had broken… Read full article here.
The FSE’s comments can be found below.
Article by Sheree Bega “The rising levels of underground acid mine water on the East Rand have breached the environmental critical level (ECL) but there are “no worries” about it discharging on the surface for the moment, according to the state-owned entity in charge of its management and control…” Read the full article here.
– And International Launch of Tailings Report Tailings dams in South Africa pose serious risks to communities and ecosystems The Mine Tailings Working Group of South Africa, a partnership of civil society groups including the Bench Marks Foundation, Federation for Sustainable Environment (FSE)and IANRA invite you to a hybrid seminar that will take place at the […]