Controversial Australian company applies for extension to mining rights

New mining area would include ten beaches on the West Coast


News | 8 May 2017

Gauteng learners demand replacement of asbestos buildings

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


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


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”


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?


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


Brief | 10 March 2017

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

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


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


Law | 23 February 2017

Tormin made false claims, court hears

“Independent” consultant was in fact an employee


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


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


Law | 19 February 2017

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

Minister Senzeni Zokwana accused of reneging on recovery plan


Feature | 14 February 2017

Women affected by mining call for inclusive Indaba

Community members say they are not heard at the event


News | 7 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