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The town where no water runs

Written By: Website Admin | Published: June-10-2015 | Category: SA NEWS
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Residents of a mining ghost town feel victimised by an uncaring municipality ...

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Village sees probe into Blyvoor as a legacy issue

Website Admin June-05-2015

THE CRIMINAL investigation and the draft charges initiated against Village Main Reef for alleged contraventions of environmental legislation at Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) mine outside Carletonvill...

Sasol withdraws litigation against State to set aside air quality standards

Website Admin April-20-2015

On Friday, Sasol gave notice that it was withdrawing its controversial litigation against the Minister of Environmental Affairs and the National Air Quality Officer to set aside certain air quali...

Uranium Symposium: debating the future of uranium

Website Admin April-08-2015

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is represented at the World Uranium Symposium.  Exclusive at the symposium in Québec City (April 14–16 2015): Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan ...

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Water in Blyvoor is meer werd as goud

Written By: Website Admin | Published: June-10-2015

Dolly Burnet (83) is ’n trotse vrou, maar deesdae voel sy soos ’n bedelaar omdat sy oral moet rondvra vir water. Die een dag staan sy bakhand vir water in Carletonville en die volgende dag in Fochville.Burnet sê sy “praat baie met die Here. Die laaste weke praat ek onophoudelik m...

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Water Sector - leadership group meeting


Ms Margaret-Ann Diedricks Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation presented the strategic objectives for the coming ...

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FSE Comment on Joburg SDF


Academics and the FSE consider residential townships, edible crop production and livestock grazing to be high risk land-uses for tailings st...

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Comment on Water Strategy


While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment. ...

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Comment on Water Strategy


While mining is an important contributor to the SA economy it is has the potential for significant negative impacts on the environment. ...

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Comment;Proposed Classes of Water Resources


Comments on the Proposed Classes of Water Resource for Catchments of the Crocodile (West), Marico, Mokolo And Matlabas in terms of  Sec...

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Post 2015 MDG: Submission on Sustainable Development Goals


Submission by FSE to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs on post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG...

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Comment: Sibanye Gold Tailing Re-treatment Project


The Federation for a Sustainable Environment’s (FSE) position on the re-mining and consolidation of  poorly managed, poorly constructed...

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2014 Annual Report


While the FSE recognises the importance of mining in South Africa, it is also sober to the fact that mining has the potential for significan...

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January 2015 Report


The Federation for a Sustainable Environment continues to engage on Pilansberg issues, including sense of place, water, compliance, mining, ...

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Current reclamation of historical uraniferous tailings dams and sand dumps


Gold mines produced more than 270 tailings storage facilities and the rehabilitation of these facilities can be complex and the results misl...

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July 2014 Report


Report on the activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of July 2014.  ...

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June 2014 Report


A list of activities and engagements for the Federation for a Sustainable Environment in the month of June 2014.   ...

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Mining and Water

"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"

-Mariette Liefferink

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