Department of Environmental Affairs

 
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Vukani Mkhize was fishing in the Umgeni River, just below its point of confluence with the Msunduzi River, last Tuesday, when he realised that...
NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department
NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department
In a court ruling this week, government’s decision to set a quota for the export of 800 lion skeletons was declared “unlawful and constitutionally invalid”....
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
The South African government is being taken to court for continued air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area, which spans Mpumalanga. This part...
​ArcelorMittal facing criminal charges for alleged breach of pollution licence
​ArcelorMittal facing criminal charges for alleged breach of pollution licence
In an announcement to shareholders, steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal said that it is facing criminal charges for “three alleged transgressions of...
Capone solution for graft?
Capone solution for graft?
In 1931 the notorious United States gangster Al Capone was sent to prison for 11 years after he was found guilty of tax evasion.
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
South Africa is a semi-arid country. The plants and animals that have evolved to live here grow slowly, taking just enough to get through the good...
‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies
‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died at age 61 at a Pretoria hospital on Saturday, according to a statement by the presidency....
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Trout are an invasive species. This much is not contested. Originally from Canada and Europe, the rainbow and brown variants were introduced to...
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
“We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space,” Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell...
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg declared a major victory on Wednesday after winning South Africa's...

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