Acid Mine Drainage

Improving water quality

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award

State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines

The department of mineral resources has been left with a R30-billion rehabilitation bill to clean up the damage left by failed mining firms.

Hope springs (not) eternal in spat over toxic sludge

Fears that a facility to treat acid mine drainage could contaminate plants, animals and people

Pipelines pass their best-by date

Water channels blighted by acid mine drainage and age place Gauteng’s biodiversity at risk

Relief at delay of carbon tax in 2014 budget

South African industries breathed a sigh of relief as treasury decided to delay the implementation of the proposed carbon tax to 2016.

Acid mine drainage has Jo’burg quaking

A rise in seismic activity in Johannesburg has experts and insurers worried.

Molewa: SA won’t run out of water

Despite concerns about SA's future water supply, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa insists everyone will have enough.

Tudor Shaft: As dangerous as Chernobyl?

Surrounded by mine dumps, Tudor Shaft informal settlement has radiation levels comparable to that of Chernobyl. The health risks are unknown.

Animal rights group takes on Mpumalanga mine

The SPCA has laid charges against a private mine and farm after thousands of fish and birds died in a dam near Middelburg.

Alarm over plan to pump acid mine drainage into the Vaal

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane must intervene to ensure a solution is found to acid mine drainage, said DA Gauteng spokesperson Jack Bloom.

Pleas to regulate toxic waste heard in Parliament

Parliament has heard that it is unclear who is responsible for managing radioactive and toxic mining waste outside Witwatersrand mine properties.

DRDGold accused of ‘blackmailing’ government over acid mine drainage

The head of Parliament's water affairs committee has demanded that the executives of DRDGold explain what he called their "blackmail" of government.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences