Environment

Waste plastic could beat coal as an energy source

We can eliminate this toxic pollutant - and make it profitable

Neil Stacey, James Fox, Klaus Moller, Diane Hildebrandt, David Glasser, and Celestin Sempuga

Science | 10 May 2022

Anglo’s new hydrogen vehicle: bad engineering, good marketing

An astonishingly expensive process for turning electricity into less electricity

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Science | 9 May 2022

Video: Where others see trash, Anna and Harriet see treasure

Two entrepreneurs have been running a successful waste recycling business for over a decade

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Video | 9 May 2022

Judge blocks mine expansion

Licence to extend the Somkhele mine set aside

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Law | 5 May 2022

We can still save our abalone and lobster stocks - here’s how

We need more inspectors, and we need the urgent implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy

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Science | 4 May 2022

Electric cars are not yet a solution for South Africa

Evaluating the environmental footprint of electric cars

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Science | 3 May 2022

City of Cape Town stops Brass Bell restaurant from building on beach

Owner wanted a wooden deck to provide people with “an area to sunbathe without getting covered in sea sand”

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News | 1 April 2022

Activists and learners clean up Mfuleni wetland

Project aims to promote recycling and discourage dumping

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Brief | 24 March 2022

Diver accuses Alexkor of more illegal rock dumping

And Green Scorpions find evidence that the company is defying a Compliance Notice on coffer dam construction

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News | 22 March 2022

Stand-off at River Club between opposing First Nations groups

This follows judgment interdicting further development of Amazon’s headquarters

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Brief | 22 March 2022

New award for high school activists

Family and friends of the late Sakina Grimwood have launched a fund for other young activists at schools in Cape Town

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Brief | 8 March 2022

Video: South Africa’s new poaching problem

Over 1.5 million succulents have been removed from the wild in the past 3 years

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Video | 8 March 2022

Northern Cape’s rare succulents are being stolen for the international illegal market

Plant poaching is on the increase, say police

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Feature | 7 March 2022

Soweto youths turn dumpsite into thriving food garden

The pair say their garden has become a hub for locals, with many community meetings now held there

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News | 1 March 2022

Mines are failing Limpopo communities, says scathing report

Researchers recommend that state implements harsher measures against non-compliant companies

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News | 24 February 2022

Western Cape government joins battle over mining

Appeal filed against new coastal prospecting licence

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News | 23 February 2022