ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - WPB Colliery

Environmental issue/project: WPB Colliery
Date: 12 September 218

Name of person reporting: Peter Arderne
Email address: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 083 4577478

Description of issue:

Originally commenced mining in the centre of the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment,before it was declared in April 2017, in late March 2017. This was halted as they fid not have a WUL, rezoning to mining & environmental authrisation. Recommenced in July 2018 after the WUL was uplifted in May 2017. Opponents claim that they do not have the land rezoned and therefore this case may have to be settled in court

Current Issues:

  1. Court Case regarding proposed amendments to the Alien & Invasive Lists & Regulations
  2. Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
  3. WPB Colliery
  4. Proposed deproclamation of part of the Mabola Protected Environment
  5. Trout translocation project in the Western Cape by FOSAF and the CPS.
  6. Clanwilliam sandfish in trouble
  7. Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
  8. EUS: A threat to Africa’s aquatic ecosystems
  9. Illegal netting
  10. New fish disease (EUS) widespread in Southern Africa