Tunatazama - Community Monitors

Tailings and management

Phindile Ngobeni

Terrence Ngobeni
Ikemeleng kroondal
Rustenburg municipality
27 October 2022

Tailings and management
# Tailings Storage Facilities

On the 06 October 2022, ikemeleng environmental development and justice attend workshop was organised by sibanye Stillwater mine at five tanks mine club. Mariette Liefferink was one who Facilitator for the program and communities was not happy because they feels like sibanye Stillwater mine Don’t have good relationship with communities, because they only invite us when things are going to benefit them .


Not all community attend the workshop because of they was not happy and sibanye Stillwater end up calling the mine security and Mariette continue with the program after security was called.

Mariette said according to sibanye Stillwater ‘s fact sheet. Community is not allowed to enter the railing dam. Cattle owner must not allowed the cattle herder to graze or allow cattle to drink from the dam.children and adults are not allowed to swim in the dam.The also told us that they monitor dust . The said all community the post monitoring something that show them how dust is going.

We complaining about the Oli that comes from batho Pele shaft and go down to the river. But on the 18 October 2022 the call IEDJ chairperson Mr solani nganga to visit the side and see how can they fix the problem. The also told us they are available to come and share the impact of the Tailings Storage.

We also prepare to meet with environmental team of sibanye Stillwater mine.

They also said mine must have a dust fall monitoring programme. The said sibanye Stillwater mine to protect community not to get affected from tailing dam dust,they installed wind break netting,dust binding agents, vegetation and irrigation on the Tailings dams. We manage to take pictures of oil going down to the river while we was going to check the site with sibanye Stillwater one of environmental team.

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