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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Inwoners van die Ermelo-gebied is saam met die omgewingsgroep die Federasie vir ’n Volhoubare Omgewing (FVO) ontsteld omdat die myngroep Xstrata Coal vier nuwe steenkoolmyne in die omgewing wil begin.
There is currently a paper being drafted which is believed will be for international distribution. The paper alleges that, with reference to the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment, NGOs are active for the very first time in the history of mine water management in South Africa.