Articles by John Yeld

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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
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State drops sloppy attempt at ‘SLAPP’ suit

Charges dropped against prominent public interest lawyer Richard Spoor

By John Yeld - 28 March 2019
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Australian mining manager drops defamation claims against journalist

“I have always prided myself in writing objective and truthful articles” says Tossie Beukes

By John Yeld - 18 March 2019
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The minister, the gifts, the Watsons and the wind farm

Mokonyane to rule on controversial Eastern Cape project

By John Yeld - 13 March 2019
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Damning report on Eskom air pollution

Coal-fired plants breached legal emission levels 3,200 times in 21 months

By John Yeld - 26 February 2019
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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 February 2019
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Mantashe inspects West Coast mine ahead of its expansion plans

Mining department granted Tormin prospecting rights to substantial part of coastline and 15km of Oliphants River estuary

By John Yeld - 12 February 2019
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“Wake up and smell the coffee!” Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister visits controversial Lutzville mine

By John Yeld - 11 February 2019
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West Coast mining company fined a “pittance”

Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities in Lutzville

By John Yeld - 6 February 2019
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New blow for would-be Mpumalanga coal miner

Surprise move by MEC for Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe

By John Yeld - 29 January 2019
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Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

Company’s bid for permission to mine in protected area blocked

By John Yeld - 23 January 2019
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More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

Mining company submits final application for massive expansion in the area

By John Yeld - 3 December 2018
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Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state

By John Yeld - 8 November 2018
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Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

Atha-Africa senior executive continues to troll Centre for Environmental Rights

By John Yeld - 29 October 2018
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State loses bid to postpone coal mining hearing

Court dismisses application with punitive costs

By John Yeld - 18 October 2018