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‘We’re fighting to breathe clean air’

The state has filed its opposition to the Deadly Air case, with the environment minister claiming no causal link can be found between air pollution and ill health

Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline

Government panel blames killer whales for the depleted population of great white sharks, but experts say overfishing is the big culprit that is not being addressed

Creecy okays drilling off KwaZulu-Natal coast

Despite dozens of appeals, the South African government is determined to give Sasol and its partners the go-ahead. But activists will not stop the fight

Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station

The power utility is being taken to court by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in a first-of-its-kind criminal prosecution

Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface

Pumping limited resources into a project that is predominantly meant to extend dirty coal energy in South Africa is not what local communities and the climate needs.

‘We struggle for water, but power stations and coal mines don’t’

A proposed pipeline will bring water polluted with Gauteng’s sewage to the Waterberg in Limpopo to boost the coal industry during the climate crisis

Barbara Creecy: ‘You can make a difference if you want to’

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, likes to watch the British medical drama series Casualty, she tells Sheree Bega

Shongweni stink: EnviroServ bosses back in court

Managers charged over landfill emissions want charges set aside

Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn

Covid puts green energy in a coma

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming

Cyril’s Cabinet: What happened behind the scenes

The negotiations started before the elections and continued until the very last moment.

Nene faces severe credibility problem as mid-term budget looms

As South Africa prepares for a mid-term budget rumours are flying thick and fast about the fate of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

Another hammer falls on KPMG, McKinsey as Gauteng govt terminates contracts

​The Gauteng provincial government has taken a decision to terminate its contracts with auditing firm KPMG and consulting firm McKinsey

Gauteng budget cuts costs but not to vital services – and atones for Esidimeni deaths

Education, health and social development will take up the bulk of Gauteng’s R108.6-billion budget for the 2017-2018 financial year.

Graça Machel: ‘God is listening’ to SA’s prayers for Mandela

Graça Machel thanked everyone for their support and prayers for Nelson Mandela as she was recognised with a peace award.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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