Environment

Perlemoen farm gives hope to West Coast community

Doring Bay Abalone, 37% owned by the community, produces about 60 tonnes of abalone per year, mostly to legally export to China.

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News | 24 January 2023

Stocks of snake antivenom are dangerously low, experts warn

Doctors wait at least six months for orders of vital snake polyvalent antivenom

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News | 18 January 2023

Families flock to Cape Town’s historic tidal pools

Some people came as children, now they bring their own children

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Photo Essay | 18 January 2023

“If they are coming to drill oil, who can guarantee there will be fish left in 15 years time?”

West Coast fishers respond to TotalEnergies’ plans to drill for oil and gas

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News | 20 December 2022

Video: Snake handler has caught twice as many snakes this season. He explains why

Dry weather and habitat loss in the Western Cape are possibly making human encounters with these beautiful creatures more common

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Video | 15 December 2022

Gqeberha beachgoers will have to wait for the municipality to fix these filthy buildings

New Brighton beach facilities have been left to ruin

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Brief | 14 December 2022

Saldanha Bay residents voice support for Karpowership

The controversial company, which uses fossil fuels to generate power from ships, claims it will create 240 jobs in the West Coast town

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News | 2 December 2022

Is Cape Town’s mayor winning the war on sewage?

Cape Town still has a sewage pollution crisis, but the mayor is “on the right track”, says expert

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News | 1 December 2022

Investment manager says no to plea for fossil fuel-free investment fund

Allan Gray says there are better ways to fight climate change

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Brief | 30 November 2022

A different way to fight climate change

Extinction Rebellion’s imaginative protests are entertaining. But they are also deadly serious.

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Video | 28 November 2022

TotalEnergies about to submit its application to drill for gas along south coast

French giant has completed a round of public meetings

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News | 24 November 2022

30 things the City has done to clean up Cape Town’s vleis, rivers and wetlands

All water quality test results are now available to the public online

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Opinion | 22 November 2022

eThekwini flooded with sewage due to treatment plant failures

Experts and political parties have accused the municipality of minimising the enormity of the sewage pollution

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News | 11 November 2022

Joburg climate activists demand urgent action against climate change

A demonstration outside the Constitutional Court paid homage to assassinated climate activists

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Brief | 10 November 2022

Companies are rushing to explore offshore oil and gas

Environmental activists want all exploration stopped

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Brief | 9 November 2022