Environment

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

Wild Coast battle to save land from mining

We will die for our land, say angry Xolobeni villagers as dune mining looms

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Paul Botes (with permission of the Mail & Guardian)

News | 12 February 2016

Churches plead with residents to stop dumping rubbish

Illegal dumping costs Cape Town R350 million a year

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News | 28 January 2016

State accused of letting Tormin damage West Coast

Activists have accused government officials of turning a blind eye to a pattern of environmental violations at the Tormin dune mine on the West Coast – including a “catastrophic” cliff collapse – after state departments failed to act on a string of letters, objections and a formal appeal.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Feature | 11 December 2015

Dismay as cops withdraw cases against Tormin managers

Police cases against three Tormin mine managers, one of whom was accused of driving into and knocking over a mineworker during a strike, have all been withdrawn.

Barbara Maregele

Feature | 11 December 2015

Living off vegetables from a dump site

Like others in Sobantu township where she lives, 42-year-old Nokhukhanya Myeza wakes up at 5am and dresses for work. But while others put on their best clothes, Myeza gets into old sneakers, torn jeans and an old T-shirt, and walks to the New England Landfill dump site in Pietermaritzburg to search and pick up food.

Ntombi Mbomvu

News | 16 November 2015