The 19th century gold rush that built Johannesburg left many abandoned mines in the city that still lure hundreds of people every day who enter them illegally searching for what little gold that remains.
The FSE is of the firm opinion that many persons and companies want to financially profit from the current situation. This is resulting in failure to holistically identify and manage the AMD impacts and challenges. The reason might partly be that the situation is a political problem as well.
“After the Mines” is a project by photographer Jason Larkin that explores the vast waste dumps created by Johannesburg’s gold mining industry. After the Mines, published by Fourthwall Books, will be launched at Edition at 44 Stanley on Saturday, July 6 from 12pm. Ahead of the launch Mariette Liefferink and Jason Larkin have led a […]
BY MARTIN PLAUT BY MARTIN PLAUT Johannesburg – the city of gold – is facing a pollution crisis that could threaten its very existence. South African officials report that in late 2013 the water on which the city depends will become contaminated, unless immediate measures are taken. It is a threat, warned Professor Terence S. […]
Wetsgehoorsaamheid is baie laag op die prioriteitslys van sommige myne, veral die wat in sensitiewe gebied werk. Mense en die omgewing ly daaronder omdat hul water meestal “gevat” word vir die bedrywighede, waaruit net ‘n paar mense wins maak.
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is meeting with community leaders to arrange environmental workshops. Preparatory meetings with community leaders are underway, including a recent meeting with the Councilor for the Kagiso Constituency, namely Magaret Mohube and Headmistress of the Munsieville Primary School. The purpose of the environmental workshops is to raise environmental awareness of […]
A decade. That’s how long Mariette Liefferink has known about the radioactive water under Johannesburg and its neighbouring mining towns – and how long she has been lobbying to have something done about it.
More than two years since government started to care about acid mine drainage, it has been working with key stakeholders to address the ugly sludge of an issue. The response, however, has only scratched the surface while creating other problems, such as putting the river systems at enormous risk. Though the issue might be water […]
49 000 hectares of big five game reserve only two hours from Jo’burg… The Pilanesberg National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Derek Watts (Carte Blanche presenter): “And then a plan to make it even bigger and better, a corridor from here in the Pilanesberg linking this big five reserve […]
Die Blou Skerpioene het verlede week toegeslaan op Platmin, wat ‘n reuse-oopgroefmyn in ‘n beoogde erfenis-gebied op die voorstoep van die Pilanesberg-natuurreservaat bedryf.