Mines to pay levy for R12bn water clean-up

The government says operating mines should pay two-thirds of the cost of cleaning up toxic water pollution caused by more than 100 years of mining in Gauteng. A long-term plan to treat so-called acid mine drainage will cost as much as R12bn and be implemented by February 2020, Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said in Germiston on Wednesday

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