ENVIRONMENT

Photo of dead fish along river

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
Graphic of climate maps

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
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People flock to live at Pietermaritzburg dump site

“This has become a home for many of us”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 July 2019
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Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now

By John Yeld - 23 July 2019
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Newcastle residents say coal mine puts them in danger

Informal mining is causing houses to crack

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 22 July 2019
Photo of a mine on a beach

State approves Tormin’s massive West Coast mining expansion

Environmental and activist groups appeal decision

By John Yeld - 15 July 2019
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Rubbish piles up outside expensive dump site

Motherwell residents say the hill is too steep to climb with a wheelie bin

By Joseph Chirume - 3 July 2019
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Pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals found in fish caught off Cape Town’s coast

City’s waste is ending up in its fish

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 June 2019
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The Cape’s plants are dying out – and local authorities need citizens’ help

Study shows 40 species have gone extinct since 1900

By Sarah Wild - 19 June 2019

South African youth take to the streets over climate change

Hundreds protest in Johannesburg and Cape Town

By Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks - 14 June 2019
Aerial photo of a coastal mine

Aussie company show big profits from South African West Coast mine

Shareholders ask MRC to finance reward for information about murder of activist

By John Yeld - 13 June 2019
Photo of men digging a trench

Khayelitsha school plans to cut water bill by R50,000 a month

Design collective seeks to establish urban farms and sustainable infrastructure at township schools

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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Extinction Rebellion comes to South Africa

We interview the local leadership

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 June 2019
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Durban lifts ban on fishing in its harbour

Port authority says use the port at your own risk because the water has not been declared fully safe

Roving Reporters - 7 June 2019
Photo of people carrying refuse bags

Community clean up turns waste into arts and crafts

Clean My Space initiative in Khayelitsha has ballooned to 180 members

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 7 June 2019