Disasters

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  • 17 May 2019- 07:58 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Technology Josias van Zyl, managing director of Swissborough Diamond Mining, has filed a R29.9bn ($2.1bn) lawsuit against South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the latest chapter in a dispute over lost diamond deposits in Lesotho
  • 19 Jun 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The lobbying group Minerals Council of South Africa has signed a draft water conservation and demand management agreement with the the country's Department of Water And Sanitation aimed at driving water saving and usage
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly In the last decade, there have been over 40 mining waste failures, killing some 341 people, damaging hundreds of kilometres of waterways, and affecting drinking water sources and the livelihood of communities. A new report
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining News Plans to mine coal by Australia’s Coal for Africa close to the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site have been put on hold. This follows some concerns over the impact of coal mining and related activities on the environment,
  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being available to the economy,
  • 19 May 2016- 09:10 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Bloomberg South Africa’s government said operating mines should pay two-thirds of the cost of cleaning up toxic water pollution caused by more than 100 years of mining in Gauteng, the country’s richest province that includes Johannesburg.
  • 29 Apr 2016- 09:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG The Ecologist Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundreds of square kilometres of South Africa's Karoo dryland have been bought up by uranium mining companies. With no strategic assessment of the
  • 20 Apr 2016- 07:55 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Weekly The Department of Water Affairs (DWS) has approved amendments to DRDGold’s integrated water-use licence to enable the capacity increase of Ergo Mining’s Brakpan tailings deposition facility (TDF). The amendments enable DRDGold to
  • 15 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Rand Water, Africa’s largest water utility, has initiated salary and wage negotiations with the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) in hopes of preventing a disruption in bulk water services in Gauteng Province.
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has suspended an integrated water use license previously issued to mining company Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) for the $450 million USD Makhado coal project. The suspension comes after
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced this week that the government would reprioritize $64.5 million USD from the country’s 2015-2016 national budget to respond to the impacts of the drought on agriculture
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs has awarded coal mining company Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) a 20-year Integrated Water Use License for its Makhado Project, even though the country is going through its worst water
  • 15 Jan 2016- 09:57 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Daily Maverick On Thursday, the DA called for the drought to be declared a national disaster, just hours after Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, stated that drought was an “absolute priority” for the Government. Dam levels are down in all
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation on November 12th announced a series of interventions to support drought relief efforts throughout the country. The department’s Deputy Director General for Planning and
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Johannesburg officials this week announced level 2 water rationing throughout the city. The measure will restrict watering of gardens during certain hours and prohibit the use of potable water to fill swimming pools or to wash

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