ENVIRONMENT

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts

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23 November 2021

Young gardeners are building a fynbos corridor across the Cape Flats

Greenpop’s project aims to “bring Kirstenbosch” to schools

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22 November 2021

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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17 November 2021

Cape Town’s polluted vleis costing jobs

Sewage spills are damaging local businesses and international tourism

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29 October 2021

Fishers march against lobster quota

Minister Barbara Creecy agrees to some of their demands

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28 October 2021

Government funding delay causes vital insect research unit to close

“Our organisation was subsidising a lot of work in the hope that the tender would come through, and it just hasn’t”

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22 October 2021

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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7 October 2021

Zandvlei opens for boating after sewage scare

But Rietvlei and Zeekoevlei are still closed

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5 October 2021

Rietvlei pollution unlikely to improve soon, fears Milnerton Aquatic Club

“We’re not seeing any action” by City of Cape Town says club commodore

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30 September 2021

Tembisa mom turns illegal dump site into vegetable garden

Itumeleng Phiri started a recycling business on the site, then a food garden

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30 September 2021

Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns

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23 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

Water tests show dangerous levels of bacteria in Zandvlei, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei

Months after vleis closed, City makes results public

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6 September 2021

6,000 people sign petition demanding City of Cape Town comes clean on water quality

Three vleis are still closed to the public because of sewage spills

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26 August 2021

Open letter to City of Cape Town: Fix our vleis!

“It is common knowledge that there are regular sewerage spills into Zandvlei”

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3 August 2021

Cape Town sports clubs suspend sailing, canoeing, and rowing due to pollution

Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei and Rietvlei closed; sewage spills blamed

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30 July 2021