ENVIRONMENT

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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
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Cape Town’s rivers are open streams of sewage, yet the City is not spending its budget

Water in the Black River is as dirty as untreated sewage

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 September 2019
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South African teenager wins international photographic award

Powerful image sheds light on desperate measures to save rhinos

By Fred Kockott and Mlu Mdletshe - 25 September 2019
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South Africans come out in support of #ClimateStrike

“You’ll die of old age. I’ll die of climate change”

By Sandisiwe Shoba, Zoë Postman, Thamsanqa Mbovane and Masixole Feni - 20 September 2019
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Coal mine next to game reserve faces legal challenge

Pietermaritzburg judge grants leave to appeal to environmental groups

By Fred Kockott - 19 September 2019
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Tender dispute disrupts City of Cape Town’s waste recycling

City still to appoint managers of drop-off facilities

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 September 2019
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Go-ahead for controversial oil project off KZN coast

Environmental groups’ objections over-ruled

By Fred Kockott - 11 September 2019
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Oil spill: Willowton agrees to community demands

Expert says uMsunduzi River can recover in a year if rehabilitation is done properly

By Fred Kockott - 10 September 2019
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Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

“We may need to retreat and allow nature to provide a barrier to the ocean” says Mayco Member

By Steve Kretzmann - 30 August 2019
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Msunduzi River spill: Small farmers worried they will not be compensated for “losses”

Fund set up to assist with cleanup

By Mlu Mdletshe - 28 August 2019
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Coastal Bylaw intends to push back Beachfront property spread

But draft criticised for draconian measures such as outlawing foul language

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 August 2019
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Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction

By Fred Kockott - 18 August 2019
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What Appeal Court’s fracking judgment means

Ruling may lead to better environmental oversight

By Wilmien Wicomb - 14 August 2019
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Ambitious plans underway for homegrown South African climate change model

“We should not just sit and wait for others to bring us solutions. We should be part of the solution.”

By Tony Carnie - 29 July 2019