Environment department has made positive strides over the past 30 years
/ 28 December 2023

Environment department has made positive strides over the past 30 years

But its political clout is limited with regard to mining, and oil and gas exploration with resistance from the Mantashe camp around environmental authorisations

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SA will soon ‘drown in its own waste’, warns landfill expert
/ 20 December 2023

SA will soon ‘drown in its own waste’, warns landfill expert

But the environment department says it has interventions in place

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Jagersfontein class action lawsuit imminent
/ 1 October 2023

Jagersfontein class action lawsuit imminent

Three people were killed and dozens injured a year ago when the tailings dam at the Jagersfontein diamond mine collapsed

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Rhino poaching declines in Kruger, but poachers are on the rampage in KZN
/ 8 February 2023

Rhino poaching declines in Kruger, but poachers are on the rampage in KZN

Statistics confirm decline in rhino poaching losses in national parks from 451 in 2021 to 448 last year, the toll for private owners was 86

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These are SA’s four worst invasive bird species
/ 20 December 2022

These are SA’s four worst invasive bird species

There is no control programme for common mynas and popular rose-ringed parakeets because of ‘budget constraints’

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Shut-down of fishing around African penguin breeding colonies is ‘too little, too late’
/ 24 September 2022

Shut-down of fishing around African penguin breeding colonies is ‘too little, too late’

Halting fishing will be of little to no benefit to the penguins and fishers believe it will be a sad Christmas

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Direct jail sentences a win in fight against South Africa’s illegal wildlife trade
/ 30 August 2022

Direct jail sentences a win in fight against South Africa’s illegal wildlife trade

Collaboration between the various state agencies and specialist prosecutors are needed to break the illicit value chain of wildlife trafficking

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Criminal probe into Thungela Resources for ‘catastrophic’ acid mine water spill
/ 23 May 2022

Criminal probe into Thungela Resources for ‘catastrophic’ acid mine water spill

It will be a test case in South Africa for river pollution, rehabilitation and holding polluters accountable

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Manufacturers lose court battle over ban on drone fishing
/ 20 April 2022

Manufacturers lose court battle over ban on drone fishing

Department says drone angling is illegal, is a threat to imperilled fish and sharks and small scale fisher livelihoods

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‘I want my life back and I will have justice’ – Sasol whistleblower
/ 12 January 2022

‘I want my life back and I will have justice’ – Sasol whistleblower

The department of forestry, fisheries and the environment has finalised its criminal investigation into the petrochemical company’s alleged industrial pollution of the Vaal River.

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Court judgment about alien fish is about more than trout wars
/ 16 September 2021

Court judgment about alien fish is about more than trout wars

Judge finds that public participation in democratic processes is not the exclusive preserve of the privileged few who have access to the internet and can read English

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