"..in the light of the continuing pollution of one of our country's major river systems and one of our countries largest aquifers, and given the inadequacy of the current treatment plant, it does notmake any sense that several new opencast mine pits could have been authorised right on top of the recharge zone of the Western Basin Mine Void". ...
While mines and mining operations can contribute to economic development and provide jobs, they can also bring about suffering for individuals and communities by causing damage to the land, water and air around them. Individuals and communities living with the negative impacts o...
Mintails continue to contribute to the recharge (and subsequent decant from) of the Western Basin Mine Void water (by increasing the number of opencast areas through which recharge occurs), which [FSE] rightly say flow at about 20-30 Ml/day form the 17 and 18 Winze shaft areas. H...
The immediate case of the disaster at Fukushima may have been a natural once, but the offical report to Japan's parliament says the ultimate culprit was a weak regulation - a lesson South Africa cannot afforf to ignore. ...
FSE’s Preliminary Response to Platmin’s Note For Investors For Information Posted On The Platmin’s Website On The 16 January 2013While cogni...
CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment
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Business Day's Development & Environment Editor.
After working as an environmental and investigative reporter at the Mail & Guardian newspaper for almost 10 years, I decided to become my own boss at the end of
Sipho Kings is the person the Mail & Guardian sends to places when people’s environment is collapsing. This leads him from mine dumps to sewage flowing down s
"Waste from gold mines constitutes the largest single source of waste and pollution in South Africa… Acid mine drainage may continue for many years after mines are closed and tailings dams decommissioned"