‘Sushi King’ Kenny Kunene probed for fraud

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.

Greater intervention needed to tackle acid mine drainage

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.

Govt vows to solve acid mine water crisis

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.

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