Articles by John Yeld

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

By John Yeld - 26 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

By John Yeld - 11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

By John Yeld - 10 June 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

By John Yeld - 8 June 2020
Map of the wind farm location

Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Environment minister dismisses appeals against new wind farm

By John Yeld - 11 May 2020
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Barbara Creecy over-rules officials on air pollution data

Environment minister upholds appeal by activists

By John Yeld - 16 April 2020
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“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision

By John Yeld - 8 April 2020
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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

By John Yeld - 1 April 2020
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New twist in Noordhoek wetland road controversy

Independence of environmental consultants questioned in appeals against recent approval of the project

By John Yeld - 3 March 2020
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Wind farm says massive new rival could cost it “hundreds of millions” in lost energy

Existing West Coast One wind farm wants recent approval for upwind Boulders project to be reviewed, because it will “reduce its access to the wind”

By John Yeld - 18 February 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Provincial government warns owners about building too close to the sea

By John Yeld - 28 January 2020
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