ENVIRONMENT

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Waste reclaimers in court over right to work

City of Tshwane asked to provide land suitable not only for living but for work

By Elna Schütz - 22 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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Polluted Milnerton lagoon “particularly disgusting”

City pollutes its own nature reserve

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 December 2019
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Mamelodi floods: “I watched as my shack was swept away”

Shackdwellers pick up the pieces

By Mosima Rafapa - 11 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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Farrar Park residents blame dumping for spoiling neighbourhood

Mining company refuses to erect new fence

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 December 2019
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Call for JSE to act on climate change

Extinction Rebellion pours cold water on Black Friday

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 November 2019
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From plastic bottle to … plastic bottle: how Cape Town recycles

90% of South Africa’s waste is not recycled

By Drew Wayland - 22 November 2019
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Makana residents blame municipality for filthy dump site

Children play in the rubbish, say residents

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 November 2019
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Western Cape government confronts City of Cape Town over “appalling unhygienic” conditions in Dunoon

City says it has “a service delivery obligation but is not itself the cause of the pollution”

By Peter Luhanga - 14 November 2019
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Silver lining to Dusi pollution calamity?

Durban-Pietermaritzburg river pollution is a microcosm of nationwide water pollution control failures

By Tony Carnie - 14 November 2019
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Extinction Rebellion pickets Gwede Mantashe’s department

Global movement against human-caused climate change steps up its South African presence

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 11 October 2019
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One in seven plants and animals in SA threatened with extinction, new report shows

Alien vegetation has a “severe impact” on biodiversity says SANBI

By Madison Yauger - 8 October 2019
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Rats still live in Kanana’s filthy ditches

30-year-old settlement is still a mess

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 October 2019