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Arrest of rhino horn smugglers welcomed

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the arrest of two people and the recovery of 10 rhino horn valued at R2.8m at OR Tambo International Airport...

14 Jun 2017

Energy for Africa must include renewable options

The role of renewable energy in generating Africa's power was the topic of discussion in a panel at the TXF Africa Trade Finance Conference in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Jun 2017

Eskom blames renewables for closures

Eskom's supposed reasons for shutting down five of its oldest coal-power plants mask an ulterior motive...

By Melissa Fourie and Robyn Hugo 7 Jun 2017

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...

25 May 2017

Government will not appeal nuclear ruling

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear...

15 May 2017

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

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International

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

19 Jun 2017

Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

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

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