Edna Molewa: South African’s must understand conservation

Musina – South Africans need to understand the value of conservation if they are to take pride in their national parks, says Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa. Molewa was addressing the official opening of the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre and the launch of SanParks Week at the Mapungubwe National Park outside Musina on Monday. “We can only have all South Africans taking pride in our parks when they start understanding the value of …

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Acid Mine Drainage AMD – EIA: Public meetings to review the Draft Scoping Report

Dear Stakeholders We would like to remind you of the public meetings that will be taking place as part of the public review of the Draft Scoping Report for the EIA for the Immediate and Short Term Interventions to treat Acid Mine Drainage. As you have already been notified, the Draft Scoping Report is available for review until 7 August 2012. Public meetings are planned in this review period to discuss the content of the …

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Magalies River – A Sensitive Catchment

Submitted by the FSE In terms of CLASSIFICATION OF SIGNIFICANT WATER RESOURCES IN THE MOKOLO AND MATLABAS CATCHMENTS: LIMPOPO WATER MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) AND CROCODILE (WEST) AND MARICO WMA: WP 10506 INTEGRATED UNITS OF ANALYSIS (IUA) DELINEATION REPORT DRAFT REPORT NO.: RDM/WMA1,3/00/CON/CLA/0212 Directorate: Water Resource Classification JUNE 2012 The Magalies River is identified as follows: “The present state of the Magalies River is in a B category, especially with Maloney’s Eye situated in the upper …

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World Environment Day – Say YES to a Magaliesburg Biosphere

With today being World Environment Day it is an important day to step up efforts to establish a biosphere for the Magaliesburg District   SIGN THE PETITION – CLICK HERE NOW Magaliesburg, an eco-sensitive and highly biodiverse area situated in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS), is being threatened by a volley of mining applications now totalling 4. This area has been a protected environment since 1977 and must remain that way …

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Statement from Birdlife South Africa – Securing Natural Resources

  Securing natural resources in the face of unsustainable development   Johannesburg, 22 May 2012. The increase in mining applications in certain parts of the country may be good news for certain sectors of the South African economy. More mines could mean economic growth, but other sectors, especially agriculture, tourism and biodiversity   , are facing the prospect of losing important natural resources. BirdLife South Africa recognises the link between extractive industries and economic growth …

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