This newsletter provides information to stakeholders on the progress of the
feasibility study for a long-term solution to address the acid mine drainage
associated with the Witwatersrand underground mining basins.
In January 2012, the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) initiated a feasibility
study for the long-term solution. A multi-disciplinary team of consultants led
by Aurecon SA in association with SRK Consulting and Turner and Townsend, and
supported by specialists from different institutions was appointed to conduct the
The study is a planning study and forms a component of the bigger picture to
address the AMD challenge. It is therefore one of several parallel initiatives
such as the short-term interventions, monitoring of the underground mining
basins, ingress studies and others.
This is the first newsletter on the feasibility study, and stakeholders
will receive further newsletters at key milestones in the study.
The full newsletter can be downloaded below (3.5 Mb PDF).