Residents of Blyvoor were this week still not sure what their future would bring. According to Blyvoor’s provisional liquidator, Mr Leigh Roering, the mine’s liquidation is set to be finalised towards the end of May, despite the fact that some administration would still have to be done after this time. At this stage only the […]
The future of the uranium mining industry will be largely dependent on the price of the commodity and the profitability of uranium mines, while demand for uranium in nuclear power stations and potentially for nuclear weapons remains the main driver for the commodity.
Mariette Liefferink, CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, a influential organisation in the mining sector. Liefferink speaks on Classic FM about Acid Mine Drainage. To listen, visit this link: http://www.classicfm.co.za/classic-lifestyle/podcasts/2016/january/19-january-2016/acid-mine-drainage/view
South Africa is at the transition point of “peak water.” This is the moment when the economy transitions from a demand-driven state to a supply-constrained state. Peak water means that supply will be limited. This will affect economic growth and may result in social instability.
The case of the inactive Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) gold mine, in Gauteng, highlights the need for clarity on the situation where mines are not ownerless or abandoned, but are nonetheless not operational, states the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). SAHRC research associate Angela Kariuki says that, in situations such as at Blyvoor, there is no […]
Two women wage a daily struggle against toxic dust entering their homes and lungs, the legacy of mining on the West Rand, which yielded gold necklaces for some and bleeding sinuses and kidney disease for others. By KYLA HERRMANNSEN for HEALTH-E NEWS.
Over a million Gauteng residents are exposed daily to high levels of uranium with some areas in the West Rand exceeding that of disaster zones from Chernobyl, site of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear disaster.
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment joins 7 other environmental justice organisations to challenge mining in the Mabola Protected Environment.
A standoff between guards and illegal miners at one of South Africa’s biggest gold mines this week erupted in a mini war, prompting fears of another Marikana. Booby Jordan reports for Sunday Times
There are no environmental checks on Gauteng’s emergency response to the mine drainage crisis, as polluted water seeps into rivers and land.