http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.55Change: -0.03
R/$ = 12.15Change: 0.17
Au 1177.15 $/ozChange: -1.40
Pt 1083.50 $/ozChange: 5.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 09, 2012

AMD feasibility study to be completed in 2013

Back
Johannesburg|Africa|AMD|AT Kearney|Consulting|Sustainable|Water|Africa|South Africa|Long-term Solutions|Service|Solutions|Environmental|Edna Molewa|Gareth Morgan|Water|Mine Water
|Africa|Consulting|Sustainable|Water|Africa||Service|Solutions|Environmental|Water|Mine Water
johannesburg|africa-company|amd|at-kearney|consulting-company|sustainable|water-company|africa|south-africa|longterm-solutions|service|solutions|environmental|edna-molewa|gareth-morgan|water|mine-water
© Reuse this



JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A feasibility study to find long-term solutions for acidmine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand would be completed in February next year, said Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

In her response to a Parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance’s Gareth Morgan, she stated that the R17.72-million study, which started in January, was conducted by the Department’s Chief Directorate: Integrated Water Resource Planning, supported by three professional service providers and specialist advisers.

Molewa added that her department was investigating the option of an earlier request for proposals (RFP), which would run parallel with the feasibility study. The RFP could start as early as September.

“During the feasibility study we will also issue a request for information to register technology, funding and operating options, which would inform the feasibility study,” she added.

Meanwhile, a recent report by global management consulting firm AT Kearney emphasised the need for action on AMD, as three main areas in the Witwatersrand – the Western, Central and Eastern basins – were already decanting, or would be doing so within the next 12 months.

The AT Kearney report warned that as the volumes of water decanted increased, dilution in rivers would not be sustainable. From 2015, the levels of Gauteng’s acid mine water were anticipated to exceed the ability of the Vaal river to absorb it for safe human use.

The report suggested that a multistakeholder partnership between companies, government and nongovernmental organisations could be the answer to solving South Africa’s AMD problem.
 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Mining News
Updated 3 hours ago X2 Resources, the private equity fund set up by former Xstrata boss Mick Davis, is now in initial bilateral talks to buy some of Rio Tinto's Australian coal assets, two sources with knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday. Davis, whose X2 fund has yet to clinch...
Updated 7 hours ago Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum’s share price on the JSE surged nearly 8% on Tuesday as the mine-to-metals specialist announced the receipt of funding offers for two of its surface projects and firm offers for its noncore nonplatinum assets, while it concluded the...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 1 hour 51 minutes ago The Competition Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Japanese shipping liner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) for contravening the Competition Act in the transportation of motor vehicles to and from South Africa by sea. This settlement followed the...
Updated 1 hour 58 minutes ago State-owned aerospace and defence technology conglomerate Denel on Tuesday launched a book to demystify defence technology to South African learners and attract them to the defence industry’s career opportunities, while creating greater awareness about innovation and...
Updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago Dubai said it would construct a small office building using a three-dimensional (3D) printer for the first time, in a drive to develop technology that would cut costs and save time as the city grows. 3D printing, which uses a printer to make three-dimensional objects...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed Afrimat will make a cash offer to acquire the entire remaining issued share capital of subsidiary Infrasors that it does not already own.
TEAMWORK Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa MD David Taylor-Smith; Aggreko Zambia chairperson Dr. Sixtus Mulenga; Aggreko Africa MD James Shepherd
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced earlier this month that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest...
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96