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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

Residents raise a stink over landfill

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

NSPCA wins lion bone trade case against department

The export of 800 lion skeletons was considered to be unlawful and constitutionally invalid by Judge Jody Kollapen

R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders

In a world-first, South Africa has quantified the damage done by invasive species. Sipho Kings breaks down the new report

‘Her passing has left us poorer’ — Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa dies

The minister is reported to have passed away after a period of illness

Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay

The department of environmental affairs wants trout declared an invasive species, but a lobby group says this move will kill an important industry

Don’t refuse, recycle

Household waste is a major problem but if properly handled, it can be a valuable resource

Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis

A short-term solution is nine regional landfills and recycling. In 10 years they will be gone

Earthlife Africa wins South Africa’s first climate change case

The group successfully challenged a government decision to confirm the construction of a proposed coal-fired power station.

Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed

The decision came on the second day of COP22, where South Africa is negotiating how the Paris Agreement will play out.

Firm fed toxic waste to pigs, claims government

A supplier to the police forensic laboratories faces charges of dumping dangerous chemicals.

Open letter to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

Environmental NGOs write an open letter to the Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park

The department of environmental affairs has announced plans to relocate 'up to 500' rhino from the Kruger Park in a bid to thwart escalating poaching.

Scenarios guide decisions

LTASs will help to inform key decisions on future development and adaptation planning.

SA’s response to climate change

An effective response to climate change depends on measures as comprehensive as the causes of what has been accepted as a global threat to life.

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Zuma’s namesake organisation twists facts and the law – he told Zondo he would answer questions but only in private to the deputy chief justice

President urges caution against more contagious Covid variant as SA moves to level 1

The curfew is shorter, alcohol sale times almost normal and more people can meet at religious, social, political and cultural gatherings

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

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