Mariette Liefferink

Mariette Liefferink

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:25

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.  In South Africa the psychological dependence on the mining industry seems to extend beyond cost/benefit, a phenomenon evidenced in the metaphors used to describe the industry’s significance. The recently developed National Development Programme, however, does not state that mining investment and production is “urgent”, but rather that “[i]t is urgent to stimulate mining investment and production in a way that is environmentally sound…”.  

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:25

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.  In South Africa the psychological dependence on the mining industry seems to extend beyond cost/benefit, a phenomenon evidenced in the metaphors used to describe the industry’s significance. The recently developed National Development Programme, however, does not state that mining investment and production is “urgent”, but rather that “[i]t is urgent to stimulate mining investment and production in a way that is environmentally sound…”.  

Thursday, 06 November 2014 20:18

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  Section 13(1) (A) of the the National Water Act, 1998, Act No 36 Of 1998

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:24

Uranium - Past and Future Challenges

FSE’s Report on the Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg Conference (programme) and the FSE’s Paper and Presentation on “Current Reclamation Of Historical Uraniferous Tailings Dams And Sand Dumps – Exacerbating The Mess Or Minimizing The Mining Footprint? Case Studies Within The Witwatersrand”. 

Friday, 18 July 2014 05:34

July 2014 Report

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

Friday, 18 July 2014 05:26

June 2014 Report

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

 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 05:19

May 2014 Report

A list of activities and engagements of the FSE for the month of May 2014. 

Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:07

Touring the West Rand

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment often leads tours to the mining region.  

Monday, 03 March 2014 11:47

Comment: reclamation of the Soweto Dumps

The FSE comments on the proposed reclamation of the Soweto Cluster Surface Dumps.  

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:17

January 2014 Report

An abridged report (not inclusive of all the activities) of some of the FSE’s activities during January, 2014 which may be of interest or relevance:

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