May 19, 2015

Legacy Warnings!

The threat Around Johannesburg the impact of uranium mining is widely detectable. Huge parts of its population struggling with its Legacy. South Africa is the only […]
March 9, 2012

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Federation for a Sustainable Environment cautiously welcome signs of progress on plans to deal with acid mine drainage

9 March 2012 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg(ELA Jhb) and the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) commends the South African Human Rights Commission for their organisation and […]
February 26, 2012

Plans for dealing with acid mine drainage – a call for public consultations

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg calls for urgent public consultations to discuss plans for dealing with acid mine drainage Media release of 24 February 2011 The Johannesburg metropolitan […]
April 5, 2011

An action plan for acid mine drainage

Finally, the seriousness of the acid mine drainage problem in South Africa has been acknowledged at ministerial level and an action plan has been outlined.  Mine […]
February 5, 2011

Stream destroyed by acid mine water

Since 2002, the Tweelopiespruit has been an ‘emergency’ waste pipe for acid mine drainage – toxic water polluted by heavy metals, including uranium, from old mines […]
February 5, 2011

Toxic water floods mine near Springs

The pumps at Grootvlei Mine, near Springs, east of Johannesburg, have stopped. The mine is now being flooded with acid mine drainage – toxic water, polluted […]
February 2, 2011

NGOs call for no-go areas for mining

Media release 1 February 2011 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA Jhb) supports the call for the Minister of Mineral Resources to exercise her discretion under section 49 […]
January 26, 2011

Civil society demands action on acid mine drainage

Over 40 civil society organisations sent a letter to the Inter Ministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage (IMC) raising concerns about the IMC’s activities and lack […]
January 24, 2011

Misleading statements from Director General of DWA on AMD

In an article in The Sunday Times (Review) (page 5, under “So many questions” 23 January 2011), the Director General (DG) of Department of Water Affairs […]