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The UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, Dr. Marcos Orellana visited South Africa from 31 July to 11 August 2023. The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) was requested by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in support of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur, to conduct, on the […]
Site visits of the West Rand goldfields were facilitated and conducted on 2 August 2023 by the FSE with the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, Dr Marcos Orellana and his team, and members of mining affected communities of the West Rand goldfields as well as representatives of Benchmarks Foundation, and two of […]
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A few weeks ago, 31 illegal miners died after a methane gas exploded in a mine in the Free State. Last Friday, 17 people died after a gas leak explosion in an informal settlement in Germiston. It is reported that illegal miners were busy processing gold when the gasexploded. The Federation for A Sustainable Environment […]
“Quick fixes are inadequate to prevent damage from gold mining’s legacy, but the long-term plan of treating AMD will relieve water shortages…” – Sheree Bega of M&G.
The FSE again conducted a successful environmental tour of the West Rand gold fields with Prof Mulala Danny Simatele (Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability Science; The Global Change Institute & School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand) and Honours, Masters and Doctoral Students of the University of the […]
“While local mining regulations imply that a well-structured process needs to be followed for mine closure in South Africa, environmental organisation Federation for a Sustainable Environment CEO Mariette Liefferink argues that the current regulatory framework enables miners to circumvent closure duties…” Read the full article here.
“Environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has been conducting tailings training workshops with some of the host communities of local miners on the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM)…” Read the full article here.