Skip to Content

Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

Support Us Subscribe Search

Mining

Environmental justice by advocating for better environmental laws and improved implementation of laws.

2017: Draft Mine Water Management Policy Position

The Draft Mine Water Management Policy Position was published by the Department of Water and Sanitation for comment on 7 July 2017. The stated purpose of the policy position is to provide the position of the Department of Water and Sanitation on mine water management, including acid mine drainage and to provide for measures on protection of water resources from prospective, operational and historical mine activities that have negative quality impacts. The Centre for Environmental Rights submitted its comments on the draft policy position on 4 September 2017.