ENVIRONMENT

Environment group goes to court to block wetland road project

Endangered Cape toad at centre of dispute as government approves ‘crucial’ new Noordhoek road link

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7 April 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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25 March 2021

Controversial Watsons’ wind farm approval overturned on review

The company has been given until 1 April to appeal against the decision by the Department of Environment

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24 March 2021

In photos: Controlled burn of Kenilworth race track

The track is home to pristine critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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17 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment

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10 March 2021

Blow for activists in River Club development

MEC has dismissed appeals against the issue of an environmental authorisation

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1 March 2021

West Coast mining magnate due in court in March on assault charges

Australian courts drop one charge against Mark Caruso, two still pending

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16 February 2021

Civic farming campaign opposes Philippi Horticultural Area development

Proposed massive urban development opposed by small farmers

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12 February 2021

SLAPPing back: Court checks corporate bullying

Tuesday’s judgment in the mining company case provides key insights into how to recognise a SLAPP suit

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11 February 2021

Environmentalists lose bid to close Somkhele coal mine

Judge said applicants had not produced evidence to support their claims

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9 February 2021

To bee or not to bee: South African beekeepers face tough odds

Chinese imports, too few trees, not much government support: it’s hard to get a buzz out of your hive these days

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22 January 2021

Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast mining dams

Sea is so dark with sediment “we can’t even dive with lights”

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9 December 2020

High levels of E. coli in water from Milnerton waste plant, say activists

But City of Cape Town says the tests used by activists are not an accurate reflection

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8 December 2020

Court challenge to West Coast beach mining

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas

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12 November 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon

Refinery which usually uses effluent from the Potsdam treatment plant switched to drinking water because the effluent is too dirty

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4 November 2020