Mokonyane seeks new guide for mining in sensitive areas

2017-07-16 14:18

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane's Department of Water and Sanitation wants an Integrated Master Plan to regulate future mining developments in SA and protect water resources.

SA facing another toxic water danger

2014-10-24 10:01

The possible development of a coal mine near a pump station in the Vaal could threaten water supply to millions of people in northern South Africa, it has been reported.

R319m to drain acid mines

2014-03-14 11:07

Around R319m will be spent on an acid mine drainage project focused on the Witwatersrand area, says the department of water affairs.

SA academic patents acid mine water treatment

2013-09-13 14:29

Rand Water's Professor Jannie Maree has received a US patent for a process that can solve the acid mine water crisis and generate income.

Acid water: Premier must step in, says DA

2012-10-14 20:42

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane must intervene directly to ensure a lasting, cost-effective solution to the acid mine drainage crisis, DA Gauteng spokesperson Jack Bloom says.

Court orders water for Carolina

2012-07-10 12:30

Mpumalanga municipal authorities have been ordered by the North Gauteng High Court to provide temporary water for the town of Carolina, north of Ermelo.

DRDGold responds to parliament chair

2012-05-23 13:00

DRDGold says it has sent a written submission to the chair of parliament's water affairs portfolio committee, following comments he made concerning the company.

Plans to purify acid mine water

2012-04-22 11:51

The mining industry is developing a comprehensive plan to decontaminate around 250 megalitres of acid mine water in Mpumalanga.

Facility too late to resolve crisis

2012-04-01 10:41

According to the timelines applicable to the ion-exchange project, it will take at least five to six years before an ion-exchange facility can be built and commissioned.

Solve acid mine water crisis - minister

2012-03-22 17:30

There needs to be a collective effort to find a long-term solution to the acid mine drainage crisis, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said.


Mine drainage threatens sanctuary

2014-11-01 12:08

A proposed acid mine drainage treatment facility could threaten internationally-protected wetlands near Nigel, a report says.

East Rand pumps to treat acid water

2014-03-15 10:28

Acid mine drainage (AMD) pumps installed in the Germiston area are expected to treat around 57 million litres of water a day, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

SA water polluted by mines to be mapped

2014-01-10 10:43

The Water Research Commission has embarked on an extensive study which aims to map surface and underground water currently influenced by mines.

Cattle organs 'contaminated by mining'

2012-12-18 14:42

A North West researcher has found that the organs of cattle kept in the area around the Wonderfontein Spruit have been contaminated with uranium and cobalt.

CT, Durban may drink recycled water

2012-10-10 10:46

Cape Town and Durban residents will soon have to face the possibility of drinking recycled water from sewerage as it becomes more scarce, a report says.

Court: Harmony must pay for acid water

2012-07-02 19:02

The high court in Pretoria has ruled that Harmony Gold must continue paying for pumping and treating acid mine water in and around the Orkney gold mine.

DRDGold incurs committee chair's wrath

2012-05-22 16:32

The head of a parliamentary portfolio committee has vowed to summon the executive management of DRDGold to explain what he called its "blackmail" of government.

Acid water: Tests support WUC method

2012-04-01 15:42

Between 0.0005% and 0.00001% – that’s the risk of becoming ill from using water from the water purification plant proposed by Western Utilities Corporation.

Ecological mine disaster expected

2012-04-01 10:14

An ecological disaster is imminent in the Vaal River system because of the decision not to implement the proposal for the treatment of acid mine drainage.

Emergency plans for rising acid water

2012-03-04 15:00

Public meetings to approve emergency measures for the treatment of acid mine water on the Witwatersrand will be concluded within a week.

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