March 20, 2010

Uranium – the risks for our health and environment

Uranium is a heavy metal that is radioactive and toxic. It is mined for the nuclear industry. On the Witwatersrand uranium is present in the gold-bearing […]
February 8, 2010

Acid mine water flows into wetland

Acid mine water is pouring out of an old mine shaft on the West Rand, near Randfontein. The water is untreated and contains toxic heavy metals, […]
February 2, 2010

Wonderfonteinspruit Remediation Action Plan

The government invited public comment on its ‘Remediation Action Plan for the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area’. This is its plan to clean up certain areas that are polluted with […]
January 19, 2010

Latest acid mine drainage crisis calls for a constructive response from civil society

Media Release 19 January 2010 From: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (Acid Mine Drainage Working Group) Endorsed by: Legal Resources Centre, Federation for a Sustainable Environment, The GreenHouse […]
November 20, 2009

Acid mine water about 30cm below the ground on West Rand

According to Rand Uranium measurements, the level of acid water in the Western Basin is 0.3m from the surface! It could just take one big rainstorm […]
November 3, 2009

Government plans to clean up Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area

Public participation process underway Workshops are being held to inform the public of the government plans to clean up sites in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area that […]
October 20, 2009

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. […]
October 20, 2009

Taking action on acid mine drainage

The problems related to acid mine drainage (AMD) are going to be with us for decades, if not hundreds, of years to come, so it is […]
October 20, 2009

Fact sheets and articles about acid mine drainage

Some useful resources to find out more about acid mine drainage:  ELA (Jhb) fact sheets (pdf) to download:  AMD Fact sheet 1 AMD fact sheet 2 […]