Articles by Melanie Gosling

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Study urges action to save Philippi’s farms

MEC Alan Winde commits to implementing recommendations

By Melanie Gosling - 20 April 2018
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Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists’ attempt to stop pumping

By Melanie Gosling - 18 October 2017
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Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer

By Melanie Gosling - 13 October 2017
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Mining company has eyes on West Coast National Park, say activists

Kropz has made approaches to government over phosphate deposits in park

By Melanie Gosling - 6 October 2017
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Knysna fire’s wake-up call

Mayor explains the lessons learnt

By Melanie Gosling - 22 June 2017
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Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

Damaged ecosystem would have consequences for water catchment in Western Cape

By Melanie Gosling - 17 May 2017
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Campaign to disinvest in fossil fuels kicks off in Cape Town

City praised for its climate change policies

By Melanie Gosling - 10 May 2017
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Energy Minister says government may appeal nuclear judgment

Mmamoloko Kubayi acknowledges serious problems in her department

By Melanie Gosling - 2 May 2017
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Court finds nuclear deals unconstitutional

Agreements with Russia, Korea and US have been scrapped

By Melanie Gosling - 26 April 2017
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Drought: Cape Town may ban swimming pool top-ups

City’s water use still not down to target levels

By Melanie Gosling - 13 April 2017
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Nairobi sex workers want a research code of conduct

They have been inspired by example of South African San groups

By Melanie Gosling - 10 April 2017
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Cape Town’s taps could really run dry

No guarantee of winter rain, scientists say

By Melanie Gosling - 3 April 2017
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Architects’ institute dismisses De Lille’s complaint about professor’s comments

Fabio Todeschini made comments in his personal capacity, says Cape Institute for Architecture

By Melanie Gosling - 10 March 2017
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Landmark court ruling on climate change

Department of Environmental Affairs told to assess effects of proposed coal-fired power station

By Melanie Gosling - 9 March 2017
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San Council launches code of ethics for researchers

Research must be on our terms, says council

By Melanie Gosling - 3 March 2017
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Russian nuclear deal places massive liability on South Africans

The country would be liable for any accident transporting nuclear material from Vladivostok to Qatar for instance

By Melanie Gosling - 24 February 2017