Articles by John Yeld

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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
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Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

Last minute bid to change boundaries of Mpumalanga protected area

By John Yeld - 17 October 2018
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Court challenge to coal mine

Case is significant for future of South Africa’s protected areas

By John Yeld - 15 October 2018
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Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to “acceptable” levels, say consultants

Australian company tries again to get approval for huge expansion project

By John Yeld - 25 September 2018
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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