Within days of Blyvoor Gold Mine’s new owner taking over the mine, a mine sludge spillage polluted the environment with some of the toxic waste spilling into the Wonderfonteinspruit. Problems at Blyvoor started in August last year when the mine’s previous owner, the company Village Main Reef, also known as Village, indicated that it will […]
Pamodzi mine controversy drags on Aurora Empowerment Systems, whose board members included President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse Zuma, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa Mandela and businessman Thulani Ngubane, was seen as the saviour of liquidated mining company Pamodzi Gold when it took over two of its mines in 2009.
Members of the controversial Bhana family – of liquidated airline Velvet Sky and Aurora mining notoriety – appear to have seized yet another questionable financial opportunity, this time involving an insolvent gold mining company on the West Rand.Once again, however, it seems that the father-and-son team of Solly and Fazel Bhana have tried to keep […]
Thousands of jobless Blyvoor miners struggling to make ends meet are desperate to get back to work. Article by Gabi Falanga, Tileni Mongudhi & Justice Kavahematui for M&G
The provisional winding up of the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company is of concern to the Federation for a Sustainable Environment for a number of reasons. Central to our concerns is the funds that have been made available for environmental rehabilitation in terms of s41 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002.
Although the situation at Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine has stabilised, the mine’s problems may still not be at an end.
Although many things at the mine, including the gardens of long time residents such as Mr Kevin Wright, still looked normal by this week, various people were busy with a fight to try and keep Eskom from cutting the mine’s electricity supply.“All we ask are a few days.”
Conflicting laws for a mine in liquidation allow Blyvoor mine’s owners to dodge their responsibilities.
Eyes burn, noses bleed, people wear masks and need headlights to drive. Radioactive waste from mine dumps is wrecking lives
Blyvooruitzicht’s residents have nowhere to turn while choking on dust from a slimes dam that belongs to the stricken gold mine. A massive mine dump is rising like a new sand dune next to Blyvooruitzicht’s main shopping centre outside Carletonville in western Gauteng. Its white and yellow layers are the waste from mining in the […]