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.
Article by Angus Begg “Corruption and fraud in the Department of Water and Sanitation, and the collapse of local governance mean taps in many towns and villages have either run dry or have undrinkable water. A month ago we found a frog in the water truck sent to supply us with water,” says Graaff-Reinet farmer Sias Smith, […]
The FSE participated in the National Water & Sanitation Summit and the Commissions on the 18thand 19th of February 2022. The various Commissions addressed Water Resource Management and Climate Change (Commission 1); Financial Sustainability of the Water and Sanitation Sector (Commission 2); Water Shortages – Delivery Mechanisms by Municipalities and Water Boards (Commission 3);Integrated Sanitation Plan […]
The following related documents are attached for download: FSE’s Meeting Issues Progress Report Presentation Clean Water & Sanitation Presentation