ENVIRONMENT

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

Makhanda community take City to court over poor waste management

“Our homes smell like sewage and rubbish” says resident

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30 October 2020

Slain mining activist to be buried on Friday

Community divided over challenge to expansion of mine adjacent to the popular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

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29 October 2020

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments

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23 October 2020

“Massive” oil spill in Umbilo River

Environmental group says pipeline was meant to have been shut down in 2008

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21 October 2020

Environmentalists raise concern over polluted Durban river

High levels of E. coli detected, but that might not be the worst of it

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12 October 2020

Extinction Rebellion picket Standard Bank over oil pipeline finance

Protesters say the bank is contradicting its endorsement of the Paris Climate Agreement

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9 October 2020

“There are no jobs - this is how we support our families” says Kleinmond poacher

Earlier this week there were violent protests after five local men were arrested

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8 October 2020

Top SA environmental research centre faces funding crisis

National Research Foundation is cutting back money for South Africa’s Centres of Excellence

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7 October 2020

Noordhoek wetland road gets green light

Environment MEC dismisses appeals against first phase of Houmoed Avenue extension

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6 October 2020

SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Facing criminal charges, Mark Caruso steps down as chairman of Mineral Commodities

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6 October 2020

Climate strike march held in Durban

Marchers voice their concerns over environmental damage from pollution and climate change

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2 October 2020