The FSE’s comments can be found below.
Article by Sheree Bega “The rising levels of underground acid mine water on the East Rand have breached the environmental critical level (ECL) but there are “no worries” about it discharging on the surface for the moment, according to the state-owned entity in charge of its management and control…” Read the full article here.
– And International Launch of Tailings Report Tailings dams in South Africa pose serious risks to communities and ecosystems The Mine Tailings Working Group of South Africa, a partnership of civil society groups including the Bench Marks Foundation, Federation for Sustainable Environment (FSE)and IANRA invite you to a hybrid seminar that will take place at the […]
Minister Mchuncu responded to the FSE’s numerous questions relating to our water system and issues such as acid mine drainage and the integrated Vaal River system to name a few. Find the Minister’s response below.
The FSE conducted a tour on the 17th of May 2022 of the West Rand gold fields with Dr Daniel Masekameni of the University of the Witwatersrand and his students as part of the MPH in Exposure and Health program. The objective of the tour was for the students to identify potential emitting sources, stressors of […]
You can view and download the FSE’s presentation below.
Environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment CEO Mariette Liefferink stresses that the organisation has identified and engaged with government to address loopholes in the current closure requirements of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which will be affected by the final National Mine Closure Strategy draft… Read the full article here or download it below.
FSE CEO Mariette Liefferink says failure to implement such a solution may lead to an increase of the salt load in the Vaal river, which can be mitigated only by releases from the Vaal dam as a means of diluting this load… Read the full article here or download it below.
Report can be viewed and downloaded below.
Article by Sheree Bega All three deep-level abstraction pumps at the government’s R1 billion Eastern basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant in Springs on Gauteng’s East Rand are no longer operational, leaving a tide of toxic mine water rising significantly underground… Continue reading the article here.