On the 25th of November 2022, Dr. Wendy Royal, Professor Emeritus, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Film Selection and Bonus Content Lead, South African Film Festival and Education without Borders wrote: “Dear Mariette, Sylvia, Jamie & Yvette, I just wanted to update you on SaffCanada 2022. The Festival was a great success, raising $54,000.00 net for Education without Borders to provide educational opportunities […]
“Anti-nuclear activist Peter Becker is in a legal battle with the minister of energy and mineral resources, Gwede Mantashe, who dismissed him from the board of the National Nuclear Regulator this year for ‘misconduct’…” Read the full article here.
Interview with Mariette Liefferink from the FSE.
Waste from a diamond mine in South Africa grew ever higher as the ownership changed from De Beers to a billionaire to a Dubai-based retailer. The mining town paid the price. Sept. 23, 2022Updated 8:39 a.m. ET When a dam at a diamond mine burst in September in Jagersfontein, South Africa, it coated houses, cars […]
Opinion piece written by Mariette Liefferink
Article by Lisa Steyn
Article by Sheree Bega One of the three plants designed to treat polluted water from old underground mines in the Witwatersrand’s three mining basins is still not up and running, five months after operations ground to a halt. Read the full article here.
Article by Sheree Bega | 15 June 2022 Police reservist Brian Emmenis was watching Dallas with his wife on the evening of 22 February 1994 when the phone rang. It was his colleague, Captain Ben van Wyk, who told Emmenis to grab his emergency kit because a dam had broken… Read full article here.
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.