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Water reserve loses ground to coal mine

Despite the state’s commitments to protecting water sources, an MEC is exploiting a loophole to allow a mine linked to the Zuma family to proceed

‘We’re fighting to breathe clean air’

The state has filed its opposition to the Deadly Air case, with the environment minister claiming no causal link can be found between air pollution and ill health

Pesticide lobby in sly bid to self-licence

NGOs warn that letting a lobbyist for pesticide firms regulate the scientists who conduct safety tests is putting a ‘fox in charge of the henhouse’

‘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

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

Mining watchdogs under attack

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

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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