A section of the new road will run along the edge of a 50 hectare wetland and affect three breeding ponds used by the toad
Critics fear the condonation clause in South Africa’s environmental law is “an expensive rubber stamp for legalising the illegal”.
The agreement has ended the application for an interdict halting diamond mining operations pending legal considerations about the mining rights involved
The first part of the application will be heard on Tuesday
SRK Mining wants to prospect for diamonds and Nekwana Trading Enterprise wants to prospect for heavy minerals, kaolin and gemstones