ENVIRONMENT

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tensions between waste pickers and Johannesburg municipality escalate

City does not agree to demands

By Zoë Postman - 3 June 2019
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Crucial Watson wind farm talks this week

Directors of controversial project to meet Department of Environmental Affairs

By John Yeld - 28 May 2019
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New charges in Aussie mining “SLAPP” suit

Amadiba activist sued for R7.5 million

By John Yeld - 21 May 2019
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Massive pollution in Durban sea as waste treatment facility fails

All bathing banned in South Africa’s surf city

By Fred Kockott - 10 May 2019
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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