Environment

Mining postponed in water-sensitive Mabola area

Civil society organisations reach agreement with Atha-Africa Ventures

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News | 28 June 2017

Paddling across Cape Town

The health of the city can be seen in the condition of its waterways

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Opinion | 15 June 2017

Summons served on environmental rights lawyers by mining company

Mineral Sand Resources (MSR) is suing attorneys of the Centre for Environmental Rights

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Brief | 24 May 2017

What happens when the dams run dry?

Mayor Patricia de Lille: “We are going to have to cut the water off for long hours like with load-shedding”

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News | 19 May 2017

Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis

Government, the weather service and academics need to do better at making data and analysis of the water crisis available

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News | 17 May 2017

Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

Damaged ecosystem would have consequences for water catchment in Western Cape

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News | 17 May 2017

What’s causing Cape Town’s water crisis?

Population growth, drought and climate change threaten the city’s water supply

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News | 16 May 2017

Campaign to disinvest in fossil fuels kicks off in Cape Town

City praised for its climate change policies

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News | 10 May 2017

Australian company sues SA environmental lawyers for defamation

Mining company accused of damaging West Coast is claiming over R1 million in damages from activists

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Law | 8 May 2017

Controversial Australian company applies for extension to mining rights

New mining area would include ten beaches on the West Coast

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News | 8 May 2017

Gauteng learners demand replacement of asbestos buildings

29 schools constructed of asbestos were supposed to be fixed by November 2016

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News | 5 May 2017

How you can help save the Karoo

South Africa’s National Biodiversity Institute is calling on nature lovers to help it save the Karoo — with science

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News | 25 April 2017

Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

But Judge says environmental charges against the mining company “cannot be said to lack substance”

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Law | 20 March 2017

Cape court to deliver vital environmental judgment

Will an Australian mine on the West Coast be held to account for allegedly causing a cliff to collapse?

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Law | 20 March 2017

South Africa refuses to support initiative to restrict deadly asbestos trade

A proposal by a dozen African states would list chrysotile asbestos under global treaty on hazardous substances

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Opinion | 14 March 2017

Architects’ institute dismisses De Lille’s complaint about professor’s comments

Fabio Todeschini made comments in his personal capacity, says Cape Institute for Architecture

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Brief | 10 March 2017