Over the past years we have had the pleasure of watching a greater measure transparency, honesty and openness in the mining industry and the publishing of Regulations calling for easier access by the public to Environmental Management Programme Reports, Audit Reports, Water Use Licenses, closure plans and financial provisions.
While the FSE recognises the importance of mining in South Africa, it is also sober to the fact that mining has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment. As early as 1987, the US Environmental Protection Agency recognised that …..problems related to mining waste may be rated as second only to global warming […]
The FSE has published it annual report. Koos Pretorius, Chairman of the FSE, wrote a compelling report. The full annual report is an attachment. We are gratified at the performance of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) during 2013.In my seven years as chairperson of the FSE I have had the privilege to see […]