Articles by John Yeld

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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
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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