Environment

West Coast breakthrough: environment activists and mining company reach agreement

Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations

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News | 21 June 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

Volunteers gets their hands dirty to rescue endangered plants

“We should look like Namaqualand in the spring but because everything has been destroyed, it isn’t like that anymore.”

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Brief | 7 June 2022

Picket outside Gqeberha court to stop Shell seismic study

High Court asked to set aside the Department of Mineral Resources’ decision to award a seismic exploration right to Shell

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Brief | 30 May 2022

Court bid to stop seismic survey starts today

Shell’s attempt to explore for oil and gas off the Wild Coast was interdicted late last year pending the outcome of this hearing

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News | 30 May 2022

Waste plastic could beat coal as an energy source

We can eliminate this toxic pollutant - and make it profitable

Neil Stacey, James Fox, Klaus Moller, Diane Hildebrandt, David Glasser, and Celestin Sempuga

Science | 10 May 2022

Anglo’s new hydrogen vehicle: bad engineering, good marketing

An astonishingly expensive process for turning electricity into less electricity

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Science | 9 May 2022

Video: Where others see trash, Anna and Harriet see treasure

Two entrepreneurs have been running a successful waste recycling business for over a decade

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Video | 9 May 2022

Judge blocks mine expansion

Licence to extend the Somkhele mine set aside

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Law | 5 May 2022

We can still save our abalone and lobster stocks - here’s how

We need more inspectors, and we need the urgent implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy

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Science | 4 May 2022

Electric cars are not yet a solution for South Africa

Evaluating the environmental footprint of electric cars

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Science | 3 May 2022

City of Cape Town stops Brass Bell restaurant from building on beach

Owner wanted a wooden deck to provide people with “an area to sunbathe without getting covered in sea sand”

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News | 1 April 2022

Activists and learners clean up Mfuleni wetland

Project aims to promote recycling and discourage dumping

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Brief | 24 March 2022

Diver accuses Alexkor of more illegal rock dumping

And Green Scorpions find evidence that the company is defying a Compliance Notice on coffer dam construction

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News | 22 March 2022

Stand-off at River Club between opposing First Nations groups

This follows judgment interdicting further development of Amazon’s headquarters

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Brief | 22 March 2022

New award for high school activists

Family and friends of the late Sakina Grimwood have launched a fund for other young activists at schools in Cape Town

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Brief | 8 March 2022