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Pumping of acid mine water to start in a year’s time

The pumping of the acid mine water rising under Johannesburg would begin in a year’s time, just four months before the “environmental critical level” was reached […]

Acid mine drainage report delayed

The report, which was drawn up by a range of experts and was ready in October last year, has been kept secret for reasons not yet explained by the water affairs ministry […]

Johannesburg gold riches spawn acid water woes

South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg, may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. […]

Put Karoo fracking on hold, says DA

The party warned of the risk of the prospecting contaminating water.

“The proposal by Shell to explore for gas over 90000km² of the southwestern Karoo Basin is premature and should not be entertained by the Petroleum Agency of SA,” DA water and environmental affairs spokesman Gareth Morgan said.

The DA was concerned about the use […]

Acid water threat mounts

Higher rainfall will also result in higher ingress (movement of water through rock into mine voids). But, no, greater flows in rivers actually dilute out contamination by AMD and other sources of pollution. […]

Devastation facing the Cradle of mankind.

Decisive action has become imperative as acidic mine water has reached the Cradle of Humankind from the West Rand […]

South African water crisis deepens

As South Africans we have become accustomed to relatively cheap water. This inexpensive price has fostered an attitude of wasteful water use […]

Water solutions stagnate behind red tape

Source: Times Live The country’s water crisis is past the eleventh hour as red-tape and interdepartmental bureaucracy remain major stumbling blocks to addressing the problem, trade union United Association of SA (UASA) said on Wednesday.

Water pollution

“Since March this year, it has taken the trade union UASA three well-publicised high-level […]

Growing concerns over water crisis

A looming water crisis and regulatory red tape add significant risks to South Africa’s mining industry, according to Anthony Turton, director at Touchstone Resources. […]

The race against toxic mine water

Toxic mine water surfaced eight years ago just west of Johannesburg, and still flows out of the ground during heavy rains. […]