Notwithstanding the SAHRC’s findings pursuant to the Commission’s investigation in September, 2018, namely that: – the Emfuleni Municipality caused the sewage pollution of the Vaal, – the DWS and the DEFF had not been able to hold the Emfuleni Municipality accountable, – there was extensive non-compliance at all spheres of government, Compliance with the following […]
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 “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.
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.
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.
The FSE recently participated in a sustainable resource management project to ensure water security in the Limpopo River Basin, an initiative for a transboundary hydro-economic model (SusTraL project). The SusTraL project is bringing together research institutions in South Africa (University of Cape Town, Federation for Sustainable Environment), Germany (Kiel University; Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Botswana […]
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.