An ambitious new government strategy to deal with abandoned mines is welcome but needs more teeth, say those in the know. Andiswa Matikinca reports. It has been almost six years since #MineAlert reported that it will cost R30-billion or more to clean up and rehabilitate the thousands of abandoned mines scattered around South Africa. In a series of […]
The Sustainable Built Environment conference 2022 (SBE 2022) and the STADIO School of Architecture and Spatial Design (SOAASD) invite you to our series of perspectives on the past, present and future of sustainable built environments. These webinars are a pre-cursor to SBE 2022, which will be held at the Houwhoek Hotel in March 2022. The SBE conferences have a long history, starting in 1998 – […]
“As the legislated frontline in the battle against ecosystem collapse, the Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association of South Africa is meant to hold a critical professional sector to account. But, as the case of Dr Kenneth Singo shows, the regulator is not doing its mandated job. If the country’s priceless biodiversity is to survive, a whole […]
National Environment Month is celebrated in the month of June. The South African government and environmental champions lead the way by raising awareness on all environmental issues. Environment Month Celebrations (17 June 2021) The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE), in association with Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine, Rand Water, the local Councillor and Municipality, […]
“The government has postponed its R10 billion long term solution for acid mine drainage, which involves turning partially treated acidic mining water into potable or industrial water through desalination and selling it to consumers…” Download the full article below.
The FSE participated in the Hata-Butle Primary School’s Environmental Day Workshop in Khuma on the 3rd of June 2021 and was requested to present on environmental issues to the learners. The invitation was extended by Mr Pule Mokoteli, Chairperson of the TLHAHO-IMVELO ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION. The Workshop was attended by members of COGTA, officials from the City […]
“It’s mid-morning on the West Rand’s polluted goldfields and a cold wind blows clouds of fine dust from towering, barren mine dumps…” Download and read the full article below.
“Ensuring that mine closure incorporates all the relevant elements of safety, health and environment, as well as the associated cost, is a legal requirement. And while some companies are often quick to liquidate their operations once they’ve reached their end of life, the more conscious miner goes the extra mile to ensure that all the […]
“Acid mine drainage (AMD)continues to pose a serious challenge to the country. SAMining caught up with CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, Mariette Liefferink, to find out about the latest developments related to the short- and long-term solutions to AMD…” ~ Article by Nelendhre Moodley. Download the article below.