MINING

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Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state

By John Yeld - 8 November 2018
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Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

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

By John Yeld - 29 October 2018
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Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum has applied for the company’s mining license to be suspended

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 October 2018
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Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

By Kim Reynolds - 26 October 2018
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Bid to have Lonmin’s mining licence suspended

Mining Forum heads to court over Social and Labour Plan

By Ciaran Ryan - 24 October 2018
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Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

Last minute bid to change boundaries of Mpumalanga protected area

By John Yeld - 17 October 2018
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Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Richard Spoor charged under apartheid era Transkei penal code

By Kim Reynolds - 15 October 2018
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Court challenge to coal mine

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

By John Yeld - 15 October 2018
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Mantashe: I didn’t give the go-ahead on Xolobeni

Minister distances himself from claims made by Australian company on controversial Eastern Cape mine

By Kim Reynolds - 26 September 2018
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Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to “acceptable” levels, say consultants

Australian company tries again to get approval for huge expansion project

By John Yeld - 25 September 2018
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Gwede Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

But residents sceptical of his intentions

By Kimberly Reynolds - 21 September 2018
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Workers commemorate Marikana in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Ex-miners say they are owed benefits

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Zoë Postman - 17 August 2018
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Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

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

By John Yeld - 24 July 2018
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Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Conservationist argues that Adriaan du Toit did not meet statutory requirements for independence

By John Yeld - 13 July 2018
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Western Cape opposes national government’s mining rights approval

Department of Mineral Resources approved Australian company’s application to do mineral prospecting on northern bank of Olifants River estuary

By John Yeld - 3 July 2018
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Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

Centre for Environmental Rights report says slack financial reporting standards make it difficult to tell

By John Yeld - 20 June 2018