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Sisulu: Third of audited mines violate conditions of water use licence

The water and sanitation department has not revoked or suspended water use, ‘but this remains an option’

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

‘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

Gold dazzles during the pandemic

Investors have been betting on gold as a safe option during a year of tumult and uncertainty

Tendele’s mine pollutes their air and water, residents claim

The mining company says it complies with both the Air Quality Control Act and the Health and Safety Act, as well as conducting extensive research before starting operations

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

State ‘dragging its feet’ in watershed Mpumalanga pollution case

Sixteen months after the launch of the Deadly Air court case, the government has failed to file its answering affidavits

UN special rapporteur on the environment joins local air pollution case

The state is facing a court battle about big industry’s emissions and their link to poor health. This is a public health concern and the government must take action to save lives

Eskom lied to hide its deadly levels of pollution

Eskom says its air pollution kills more than 300 people a year. Other estimates put it at 10 times that

Is your cash fuelling the climate crisis?

The record of South Africa’s banks and its top 10 carbon emitters in disclosing steps to mitigate climate-related risks is poor

NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’

Government is being sued by environmental activist groups who say it is infringing on residents’ right to clean air

Mining watchdogs under attack

Constitutionally enshrined rights to peaceful protest and healthy living environments must not be trampled on

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