Mine water management policy open for public comment

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The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the Draft Mine Water Management Policy for public comments for a period of 60 days, from 14 July to 14 September 2017.

Mine water management policy open for public comment

Cabinet approved the Draft Mine Water Management Policy 2017 on 1 March 2017 for gazetting for public comment.

Consultation workshops will be held in all nine provinces.

The policy seeks to ensure improved water quality management and reduction of water pollution including through acid mine drainage (AMD) and is critical for the sustainable socio-economic development path of South Africa.

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