Environment

Will mining company be held accountable for damage to West Coast?

Here is what the judge in the Tormin case has to consider

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Analysis | 26 February 2017

Environment officials searched mine with unlawful warrant, argues mine lawyer

Search was conducted after controversial Australian-owned West Coast mine, Tormin, allegedly caused a cliff to collapse

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Law | 23 February 2017

Tormin made false claims, court hears

“Independent” consultant was in fact an employee

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Law | 22 February 2017

Mining company tells court there’s no evidence it caused cliff to collapse

Environmental authority was “gunning for it”, claims Tormin

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Law | 21 February 2017

Critical court showdown on mining and environment

Tormin case will decide if government’s environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining

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Law | 19 February 2017

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

Minister Senzeni Zokwana accused of reneging on recovery plan

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Feature | 14 February 2017

Women affected by mining call for inclusive Indaba

Community members say they are not heard at the event

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News | 7 February 2017

Families living next to “toxic” mine dump relocated

Residents moved to new RDP homes

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News | 6 February 2017

Noordhoek eco-estates protect the rich from the reality of Masiphumelele

Apartheid geography preserved behind a concern for the environment

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Opinion | 23 January 2017

Hundreds march against nuclear deal

High Court will hear Earthlife's case in December

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Photo Essay | 18 November 2016

Authorities finally move against Australian mining company

Tormin accused of breaching environmental licence

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Analysis | 20 October 2016

Going green is not just a white issue

Race and class still dominate environmental politics

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Opinion | 20 September 2016

Shooting whales in an eco-friendly way

And you can take part too!

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News | 1 September 2016

Cape Town’s precarious water supply

Drought has left dams very low but the City is taking steps to secure the future water supply

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Feature | 8 June 2016

How clean are Cape Town’s rivers?

Five years after a clean-up was launched there is progress, but not everywhere

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Feature | 3 March 2016

New technology might transform small-scale fishing

App connects fishers, scientists and fishery management

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Feature | 24 February 2016