About Environews
I am starting this blog for anyone interested in environmental matters. I am an environmental management student at Unisa (University of South Africa), but have been investigating and writing about environmental issues and studying them for a while now. I have strong feelings on some of the issues and hope you would be interested in me sharing these with you and perhaps collaborating on some of them. I intend doing a research project on bio-remediation of a mine tailing dam and surrounding mine dumps and damaged areas. I will keep you informed about all of this as I work at it, and in the meantime, update you on my other investigations of various issues that I come across.

  • Hi and Welcome!

    August 10, 2019 by

    “Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • Robinson Lake – From Recreational club to Uranium dump

    August 19, 2019 by

    Uranium content 16mg/l, 220 times the accepted limit of 0.07mg/l or the natural content found in water being 0.0004mg/l.  Other chemicals found are Cobalt, Cadmium, Aluminium, Arsenic, Lead, Nickel and Uranium. Uranium and Cadmium are particularly bad health risks. The pH of the water in the lake is 2.6, highly acidic. There is no sign… Read more

  • Riebeeck Lake – a beautiful but sadly neglected landmark

    August 14, 2019 by

    Riebeeck Lake, in Greenhills, Randfontein, was once a pristine park where families could go and enjoy a picnic, a day fishing, kids playing on the roundabout and slides, etc. The bird calls are beautiful and peaceful and there are plenty of shade trees. You could almost fool yourself into thinking you were in Central Park… Read more

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