ELA Jhb Acid Mine Drainage Working Group

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s Acid Mine Drainage Working Group was formed in July 2009 in response to the growing crisis of acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand. The group seeks to: 

  • Raise awareness of the issue of acid mine drainage, especially amongst communities that are most affected
  • Hold government and mining companies accountable for the negative consequences of their actions
  • Encourage those companies that do take their responsibilities seriously and implement good practice
  • Promote practical action, such as legal action, monitoring and rehabilitation projects that members of the public can participate in
  • Stimulate debate about the need for South Africa to diversify its industrial base and develop cleaner, more sustainable industries

If you would like to contribute to our work – through offering your comments, ideas, volunteering your time, or making a donation – contact us at: amd.workinggroup@gmail.com.

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