Articles by John Yeld

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Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”

By John Yeld - 24 July 2018
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Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Conservationist argues that Adriaan du Toit did not meet statutory requirements for independence

By John Yeld - 13 July 2018
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Western Cape opposes national government’s mining rights approval

Department of Mineral Resources approved Australian company’s application to do mineral prospecting on northern bank of Olifants River estuary

By John Yeld - 3 July 2018
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Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

Centre for Environmental Rights report says slack financial reporting standards make it difficult to tell

By John Yeld - 20 June 2018
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Meet Adriaan du Toit, the “independent” geologist who trolls environmentalists and Cyril Ramaphosa

Du Toit’s work helped an Australian company get prospecting rights on the West Coast

By John Yeld - 8 June 2018
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Prospect of mining on Olifants River estuary alarms fishermen

Government grants prospecting rights to controversial Australian company

By John Yeld - 28 May 2018
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UCT scientists convince City to drill cautiously into aquifer

Environmental group will monitor borehole drilling into Table Mountain Group Aquifer

By John Yeld - 19 March 2018
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Here is the status of Cape Town’s water supply projects

City promises to engage with UCT scientists over concerns about drilling into the Table Mountain Group aquifer

By John Yeld - 2 March 2018
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Cape Town is paying for national government failures, say officials

Ian Neilson warns that Day Zero is still possible: water consumption needs to drop to 450 million litres daily

By John Yeld - 1 March 2018
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Setback for giant West Coast mine project

But Australian company has already begun clearing vegetation without permission

By John Yeld - 9 January 2018
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Controversial Australian company applies for extension to mining rights

New mining area would include ten beaches on the West Coast

By John Yeld - 8 May 2017
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Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

But Judge says environmental charges against the mining company “cannot be said to lack substance”

By John Yeld - 20 March 2017
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Cape court to deliver vital environmental judgment

Will an Australian mine on the West Coast be held to account for allegedly causing a cliff to collapse?

By John Yeld - 20 March 2017
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Will mining company be held accountable for damage to West Coast?

Here is what the judge in the Tormin case has to consider

By John Yeld - 26 February 2017
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Environment officials searched mine with unlawful warrant, argues mine lawyer

Search was conducted after controversial Australian-owned West Coast mine, Tormin, allegedly caused a cliff to collapse

By John Yeld - 23 February 2017
Photo of cliff that eventually collapsed at Tormin mine

Tormin made false claims, court hears

“Independent” consultant was in fact an employee

By John Yeld - 22 February 2017