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KZN farmers, landowners elated after another ruling against fracking

Following a recent ruling against an application for exploration rights on more than 800,000ha in Northern KZN, farmers and landowners in the province are celebrating another fracking ruling victory, this time in the Midlands region...

4 hours ago

Ruling against fracking a victory for KZN farmers

A Western Cape High Court judgement ruled against an application for exploration rights in Northern KZN. Fracking is considered to be one of the single biggest agricultural, socio-economic and environmental threats facing SA...

5 May 2017

Nuclear body responds to judgement

Necsa has reacted to the court ruling on the nuclear deal, saying claims that it had killed SA's nuclear build programme is an over reaction...

28 Apr 2017

Cape High Court declares nuclear procurement deal unlawful

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that certain decisions made by the South African Government in respect of the procurement of nuclear new generation capacity, were unlawful and unconstitutional and were set aside...

By Amanda Scribante and Kieran Whyte 28 Apr 2017

Full story: Nuke deal court ruling

Earthlife Africa and the Safcei have succeeded in blocking the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South African government in its nuclear deal...

28 Apr 2017

Breaking news: Court declares nuclear agreements unconstitutional

In a game-changing ruling, the Cape High Court has declared the nuclear build agreement between South Africa and Russia unlawful and unconstitutional...

26 Apr 2017

The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

25 Apr 2017

Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 24 Apr 2017

EnviroServ reined in over harmful gases

The Department of Environmental Affairs has suspended EnviroServ Waste Management's licence to accept, treat and dispose of waste at the Shongweni landfill site in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, because of the "catastrophic" situation there...

By Linda Ensor 10 Apr 2017

Environmental Affairs to study court decision on rhino horn

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will study the Constitutional Court order that dismissed the leave to appeal the application to keep a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn...

7 Apr 2017

CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle

The battle lines are even clearer between vested interest in coal and nuclear and the renewable energy supporters in South Africa after the cabinet reshuffle...

4 Apr 2017

Could proposed rhino horn legislation save rhinos?

Comments on the proposed South African law to legalise domestic rhino horn trade closed this week, with both sides arguing about the effectiveness of the idea...

By Jacob Maslow 30 Mar 2017

Mining rights secured with Macassar ruling

Following years of litigation, the Constitutional Court issued an order in Macassar Land Claims Committee v Maccsand CC and Others, ending the threat against the security and stability of mining rights granted under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

By Lionel Egypt, Ashley Pillay and Samantha Matjila 24 Mar 2017

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International

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

LONDON, UK - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

18 Apr 2017

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