Environment

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Report released, then withdrawn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

Government probes KZN cargo spill

Saudi company will pay, says Plastics SA

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Feature | 26 October 2017

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists’ attempt to stop pumping

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News | 18 October 2017

Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer

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News | 13 October 2017

Mining company has eyes on West Coast National Park, say activists

Kropz has made approaches to government over phosphate deposits in park

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News | 6 October 2017

Fishing quotas killed Waylon, say Hawston residents

25-year-old drowned trying to learn to dive for abalone

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Feature | 20 September 2017