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.


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.

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