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  • 24 Oct 2018- 07:15 by Local Press Report PRETORIA Moneyweb Environmental groups attempting to block a controversial coal mining project on a protected area in Mpumalanga headed to the Pretoria High Court last week. On day one of the hearing, the state got slapped down for its eleventh hour attempt
  • 14 Aug 2018- 12:24 by Local Press Report RUSTENBERG ESI-Africa The South African non-profit civil action group, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has written to Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti highlighting issues at the Magalies Water Board. Governance issues at a water utility
  • 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
  • 6 Jun 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report MBOMBELA Mining Review A coalition of eight community and civil society organisations, that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area in Mpumalanga, have launched new legal proceedings in the
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report NELSPRUIT Times Live The Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga could lose its mining licence if its water supply to the town of Hendrina is not restored, a mining law expert says. Hendrina’s water reservoir is empty and the town and surrounding
  • 24 Jan 2018- 14:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Cape Town, South Africa   The South African- Day zero leaps forward by nine days for Cape Town “It was initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018. But, as confirmed by the (City of Cape Town) COCT website, that date has come forward nine days, to
  • 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
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN Biz Community Severely depressed uranium prices and the subsequent poor return for investors have had a hand in Peninsula Energy's decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project (KUP). However, the Southern African Faith
  • 24 Oct 2017- 10:16 by Local Press Report DURBAN Infrastructure News The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement
  • 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,
  • 1 Aug 2017- 10:49 by Local Press Report MIDRAND Mining Review This landmark shareholding agreement strengthens Veolia Water Technologies South Africa’s compliance with new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment regulations as a high level contributor, and demonstrates its continued commitment to
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report PRETORIA Infrastructure News South Africa’s Draft Mine Water Management Policy is now open for public comment until 14 September. The draft policy, which was approved by Cabinet in March, seeks to hold parties potentially liable for negative effects and
  • 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,
  • 13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report PRETORIA IOL South Africa’s top science advisory body has urged the government to give serious thought to the potentially “devastating effects” on scarce water supplies before authorising widespread shale gas fracking, adding that fracking could in fact lead
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa’s water woes continue, although in a new direction. The country has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard

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