Allegations that former convicts Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie defrauded poor Sowetan communities by persuading them to participate in a mining rights application for Central Rand Gold in Johannesburg are being investigated. However, there is widespread confusion over the status of the police investigation.
Acid mine water that is expected to flow into the Vaal River from next year must be fully treated by the end of 2014 to prevent water shortages – but the building of treatment plants is yet to start.
The environmental risks and hazards associated with acid mine drainage (AMD) and radioactivity within South Africa’ Witwatersrand goldfields are issues that need to be tackled more seriously, despite current initiatives by government, reports environmental protection group Federation for a Sustainable Environment CEO Mariette Liefferink.
The Department of Water Affairs says it is committed to solving the country’s acid mine water crisis. Farmers in Mpumalanga have issued a warning that polluted water could lead to food shortages. Now an upgraded treatment plant is to be opened in Gauteng but the government concedes more needs to be done.
The short-term plan to treat acid mine drainage could be expanded to include the removal of sulphate salts, because dangerously high levels of the chemical could be released into rivers.
Die Mpumalanga-regering het sy stem dik gemaak oor die Glisa-steenkoolmyn van Exxaro, die land se grootste myngroep in swart besit en een van die “sterre” op die JSE se Volhoubaarheidsindeks.Die provinsiale departement van omgewing- en ekonomiese sake het die myngroep se aansoek om omgewingsgoedkeuring vir dié myn, wat so groot soos sowat 2 000 rugbyvelde […]
Feisty northern suburbs granny takes up the cudgels for poor mining communities. She is also the recipient of the Eco-Warrior award at the inaugural Eco-Logic awards.
In a possible first for SA, a mining company, a director, and some of its senior staff face criminal charges for contravening several environmental laws, two environmental organisations said yesterday. They face collective fines of up to R18,6m.
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) warned of catastrophic effects on Johannesburg’s water if new mines are opened in Mpumalanga.
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