Articles by John Yeld

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the enormous Boulders wind farm project. Iaken from the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report by CES (cop

Huge West Coast wind farm approved

But conditions include a revised environmental management plan and site layout

By John Yeld - 21 January 2020
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Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views

The 140MW Boulders Wind Farm will consist of 45 turbines standing 165m high

By John Yeld - 18 December 2019
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Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, Olifants River estuary to be protected

By John Yeld - 9 December 2019
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Bid to protect West Coast jewel from mining

Controversial Australian company applies for further prospecting rights

By John Yeld - 3 December 2019
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Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company’s attempt to appeal

High Court judgment blocking proposed mining stands – but the saga isn’t over

By John Yeld - 20 November 2019
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Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now

By John Yeld - 23 July 2019
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State approves Tormin’s massive West Coast mining expansion

Environmental and activist groups appeal decision

By John Yeld - 15 July 2019
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Aussie company show big profits from South African West Coast mine

Shareholders ask MRC to finance reward for information about murder of activist

By John Yeld - 13 June 2019
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Shareholders force board shake-up in Aussie mining company

More than 25% of MRC shareholders voted twice against remuneration packages for directors

By John Yeld - 7 June 2019
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Water tribunal dismisses appeal against Mpumalanga coal mine licence

Setback for environmental groups, but there are many obstacles to clear before mining can proceed

By John Yeld - 31 May 2019
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Court blow for activists being sued by mining company

Judge refuses to grant access to documents

By John Yeld - 31 May 2019
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Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

SLAPP suit adversaries to fight it out in Cape High Court

By John Yeld - 29 May 2019
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Crucial Watson wind farm talks this week

Directors of controversial project to meet Department of Environmental Affairs

By John Yeld - 28 May 2019
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New charges in Aussie mining “SLAPP” suit

Amadiba activist sued for R7.5 million

By John Yeld - 21 May 2019
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Watson wind farm stopped - for now

Acting Minister upholds appeal of environmental groups

By John Yeld - 16 April 2019
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Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan

Watsons planned to shoot Black Eagles, says Bosasa employee

By John Yeld - 10 April 2019