Articles by Fred Kockott

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Activists lose bid to stop coal mine

Interdict application to halt operations at the Somkhele coal mine thrown out with costs

By Fred Kockott - 21 November 2018
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Budding KZN scientist wins film award

Jamila Janna is becoming an expert in snails

By Thabiso Goba and Fred Kockott - 15 November 2018
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Meeting on gas and oil exploration descends into chaos

Activists oppose Italian company prospecting off KZN coast

By Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba - 15 October 2018
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Scientists step up demand for government to protect oceans

Environmental Affairs commitment to declare 21 new protected areas has stalled

By Fred Kockott - 14 September 2018
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Civil servant goes to prison for stealing farm

Case highlights extent to which corrupt officials easily manipulate the land reform process

By Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba - 11 September 2018
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Plan to drill for fossil fuels off KZN coast

Report released, then withdrawn

By Fred Kockott - 9 November 2017
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Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has “taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process”

By Fred Kockott - 3 November 2017

Port authority and Sabic fail to come clean on Durban cargo spill

Still unclear how many nurdles are floating in the sea following 10 October storm

By Fred Kockott - 27 October 2017
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Government probes KZN cargo spill

Saudi company will pay, says Plastics SA

By Fred Kockott - 26 October 2017
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Shooting whales in an eco-friendly way

And you can take part too!

By Fred Kokott - 1 September 2016