ENVIRONMENT

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Watson wind farm stopped - for now

Acting Minister upholds appeal of environmental groups

By John Yeld - 16 April 2019
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“We hope we will be the last generation of waste pickers to face these difficulties”

Government releases guidelines for municipalities to integrate Informal waste pickers into the economy

By Zoë Postman - 15 April 2019
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Disease haunts Mpumalanga coal town

“The blasting happens every day and you can feel the houses shaking”

By Ciaran Ryan - 11 April 2019
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Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan

Watsons planned to shoot Black Eagles, says Bosasa employee

By John Yeld - 10 April 2019
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Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km along the Pondoland Marine Protected Area

By Luke Riley - 31 March 2019
Grade 11 pupil Zenile Ngcame of Masiphumelele High School, raises her fist during a protest for climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town.

South African youths march for action against climate change

#ClimateStrike protests held across the world

By Ashraf Hendricks, Zoë Postman and Musa Binda - 15 March 2019
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The minister, the gifts, the Watsons and the wind farm

Mokonyane to rule on controversial Eastern Cape project

By John Yeld - 13 March 2019
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Union threatens to shut down KZN wildlife offices

Workers say Ezemvelo Wildlife is poorly managed and they accuse management of nepotism

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 March 2019
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Damning report on Eskom air pollution

Coal-fired plants breached legal emission levels 3,200 times in 21 months

By John Yeld - 26 February 2019
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Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

After reports were sent to cabinet, water test results have not been released for five years

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 February 2019
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Nasty chemicals are accumulating on Cape Town’s coasts

Drugs, flushed through the sewage system, are ending up in sea-life.

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 February 2019
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City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Public cannot assess effects of sewage disposal in sea

By Steve Kretzmann - 11 February 2019
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West Coast mining company fined a “pittance”

Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities in Lutzville

By John Yeld - 6 February 2019
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New blow for would-be Mpumalanga coal miner

Surprise move by MEC for Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe

By John Yeld - 29 January 2019
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Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

Company’s bid for permission to mine in protected area blocked

By John Yeld - 23 January 2019
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Court hears objections to new N2 highway

New Wild Coast route shortens road by 75km but passes through ancestral land

By Zoë Postman - 4 December 2018