Environment

Informal settlements flooded by heavy rains

Residents prepare for more storms

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Photo Essay | 14 June 2018

Goedgedacht: a South African success story

Social development is a marathon, not a sprint, says Goedgedacht Trust founder

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Solutions | 12 June 2018

Prospect of mining on Olifants River estuary alarms fishermen

Government grants prospecting rights to controversial Australian company

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News | 28 May 2018

Western Cape’s mounting rubbish problem

Less than half of the province’s landfill sites are operational

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News | 17 May 2018

I love it here, says dump site resident

Families living next to New England landfill say they can walk to collect their groceries

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News | 30 April 2018

Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyer

Department of Mineral Resources in court over Xolobeni mine

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News | 25 April 2018

Community consent needed before granting mining rights, court hears

Not according to the Act says mine company lawyer

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Law | 24 April 2018

School children recycle waste for food

“This is helping my family very much because my parents do not work,” says seventh-grader

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News | 3 April 2018

Community lives in fear of giant rock

Residents in KwaXimba say they want to be relocated as a matter of urgency

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Brief | 29 March 2018

Battle over mining rights in remote Eastern Cape villages

Mgungundlovu residents and government to meet in court in April

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Feature | 19 February 2018

Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained

South Durban environmental alliance brings case to court

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Law | 8 February 2018

Bonteheuwel school grounds used as illegal dumping site

Rubbish piles up after fencing around the school’s property was vandalised

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News | 8 February 2018

Plan to drill for fossil fuels off KZN coast

Report released, then withdrawn

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Feature | 9 November 2017

Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has “taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process”

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Brief | 3 November 2017

Port authority and Sabic fail to come clean on Durban cargo spill

Still unclear how many nurdles are floating in the sea following 10 October storm

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News | 27 October 2017