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Court asked to halt river ‘vandalism’

Residents of Lephalale in Limpopo have gone to court to stop the destruction of an ancient river-bed for the building of Medupi power station.

State widens hunt for mineral wealth

State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation has received 27 prospecting licences.

Polluters will pay, says Sonjica

Those responsible for contaminating South African land will pay, Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Wednesday.

Environmental courts to be established

Environmental courts are to be set up to address water crimes that threaten an already water-stressed nation, Water Minister Buyelwa Sonjica says.

Report reveals rotten state of SA’s sewage plants

The shocking state of SA's sewage plants was revealed in the long-awaited Green Drop Report released by Water Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.

Developing nations want 2011 climate pact deadline

A group of developing countries said on Sunday a legally binding global agreement to limit climate change should be completed by 2011 at the latest.

Minister has serious concerns about sanitation

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica on Wednesday denied there was a sanitation crisis in South Africa.

A licence to plunder

State-owned prospector targets sensitive sites around the country, writes Yolandi Groenewald.

DA says water boards are in dire straits

The DA has urged Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica to give urgent attention to making regional water boards sustainable.

Sonjica’s tough talk

South Africa's delegation to 'Climate Week' aims to negotiate for financial pledges from developed countries, writes Yolandi Groenewald

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