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Council reaffirms industry’s commitment to fighting Covid-19 pandemic  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd May 2020 The mining industry is at the forefront of work being done to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace and will be subjected to intense scrutiny; however, it is undertaking adequate measures and responses to the pandemic and believes it is up to the task. The was indicated by industry... 

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

Final list of sectors entitled to resume under ‘Level 4’ lockdown to be published soon

By: Terence Creamer     25th April 2020 The South African government has unveiled initial details of its risk-adjusted approach for resuming economic activity and easing restrictions imposed as part of a hard lockdown, which was instituted on March 26 to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on... 

ENVASS Beating the Cost of Environmental Compliance Monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Section 28(1) of the South African National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) specifically states that “every person who causes, has caused or may cause significant pollution or degradation of the environment must take reasonable measures to prevent such pollution or... 

Steenkampskraal now fully permitted for construction  

By: Simone Liedtke     18th December 2019 Rare earth mine Steenkampskraal has received its water license from the Department of Water and Sanitation, marking the last of the remaining permits that the mine required, As a result, Steenkampskraal is now fully permitted to start construction and production, Steenkampskraal chairperson... 

Hydropedology focus added to water use licence consideration

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th September 2019 Growing awareness around the importance of wetlands is prompting the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to request specialist hydropedological studies from companies applying for water use licences under certain conditions. Hydropedology – the study of the interaction between soils and... 

Highveld polluters on the water department’s radar

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is planning to take “drastic measures” to ensure mines and other sectors of the economy take responsibility for any groundwater contamination caused by their operations. In a water status update on Wednesday, the department said the pollution of... 

Govt observes anniversary of Marikana tragedy

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2019 Government says it has, since the conclusion of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, made “great progress” in implementing the inquiry’s recommendations, among which has been to ensure that the South African Police Service strengthens its public order policing capacity. A statement issued by the... 

Work won’t start on next phase of Mokolo-Crocodile transfer scheme until EIA appeal finalised 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd August 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation has confirmed that work on the R12.3-billion Mokolo-Crocodile Water Augmentation Project Phase 2A (MCWAP-2A) project will not commence while there is an appeal against the project’s environmental impact assessment authorisation. In June, the Trans-Caledon... 

TCTA moves ahead with R12.3bn second phase of Mokolo-Crocodile water scheme 

By: Terence Creamer     19th June 2019 Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) announced on Wednesday that it had commenced with the implementation of the Mokolo-Crocodile Water Augmentation Project Phase 2A (MCWAP-2A) project, which is strongly associated with minerals and energy projects in the Limpopo province and is, thus, facing... 

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