Environment

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

Call for government to be transparent about R106-billion green energy loan

New organisation FairFinance launched ahead of budget day

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News | 22 February 2022

Bee hive removal services: beware of scammers

Good winter rains and hot summer weather have raised bee activity in Western Cape suburbia

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Feature | 21 February 2022

Makana municipality faces more court action over filth

Legal Resources Centre says municipality has failed to comply with September court order on waste management

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Brief | 16 February 2022

Cape Town sewage woes: We interview Mayco Member Zahid Badroodien

“On the Cape Flats sewer system, we’re spending almost R700 million … which will offer a lot of relief”

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Interview | 14 February 2022

Kalk Bay’s fishers battle to keep their heritage alive

Jacobus Poggenpoel’s family has been fishing for generations but tightening quotas are putting a strain on finances

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Video | 10 February 2022

Protest against West Coast seismic blasting ahead of court case

Fishing communities will suffer, claim environmental groups

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News | 6 February 2022

Boat club questions City of Cape Town water quality tests

Independent tests of Rietvlei water contradict City’s results

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News | 1 February 2022

Landmark River Club case tests heritage rights

Court hears arguments over R4.5 billion development which would include an Amazon headquarters

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News | 24 January 2022

Disabled man cleans his street from his wheelchair

Gqeberha 65-year-old hopes to inspire others to keep the streets clean

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Brief | 20 January 2022

Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

Environment department lays charges against state diamond miner over use of “coffer dams”

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News | 19 January 2022

Durban beach goers continue to swim despite warning signs

Activists blame City for sewage spills and lack of transparency

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News | 14 January 2022