MINING

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

By John Yeld - 26 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

By John Yeld - 11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

By John Yeld - 10 June 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

By John Yeld - 8 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh - 3 June 2020
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“Coronavirus is the last thing to worry about while looking for gold deep inside a mine”

Informal miners say they are continuing operations amid lockdown

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 April 2020
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“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision

By John Yeld - 8 April 2020
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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

By John Yeld - 1 April 2020
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Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court

Mining company opposes application by Amadiba Crisis Committee

By Zoë Postman - 11 February 2020
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Communities picket against mining bills

Activists criticise short comment period and that it was over the holiday period

By Mosima Rafapa - 31 January 2020
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Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, Olifants River estuary to be protected

By John Yeld - 9 December 2019
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Bid to protect West Coast jewel from mining

Controversial Australian company applies for further prospecting rights

By John Yeld - 3 December 2019
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Farrar Park residents blame dumping for spoiling neighbourhood

Mining company refuses to erect new fence

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 December 2019
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Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company’s attempt to appeal

High Court judgment blocking proposed mining stands – but the saga isn’t over

By John Yeld - 20 November 2019
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The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

Painstaking work of Baloyi Commission may come to nothing

By Wilmien Wicomb - 25 October 2019
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Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner

Witness Manono died in April in Mpumalanga

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 September 2019