Mabola Protected Environment

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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News | 17 November 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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Law | 25 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment

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News | 10 March 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay is drowning in rubbish

Garbage piling up in spite of clean-up programme

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News | 22 November 2019

Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now

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Law | 23 July 2019

Water tribunal dismisses appeal against Mpumalanga coal mine licence

Setback for environmental groups, but there are many obstacles to clear before mining can proceed

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News | 31 May 2019

New blow for would-be Mpumalanga coal miner

Surprise move by MEC for Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe

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News | 29 January 2019

Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

Company’s bid for permission to mine in protected area blocked

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News | 23 January 2019

Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state

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Law | 8 November 2018

Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

Atha-Africa senior executive continues to troll Centre for Environmental Rights

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News | 29 October 2018

State loses bid to postpone coal mining hearing

Court dismisses application with punitive costs

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News | 18 October 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

Last minute bid to change boundaries of Mpumalanga protected area

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News | 17 October 2018

Court challenge to coal mine

Case is significant for future of South Africa’s protected areas

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News | 15 October 2018

Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”

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Feature | 24 July 2018

Mining postponed in water-sensitive Mabola area

Civil society organisations reach agreement with Atha-Africa Ventures

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News | 28 June 2017