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The lost opportunity to protect the environment - NEMA

The National Environmental Management Act contains sensible provisions for conciliation to resolve disputes speedily and cut costs. Why are they not being used?

By Vanessa Jacklin-Levin 11 hours ago

Audit into stockpiles of rhino horn underway

South Africa is in the process of conducting an audit of all existing stockpiles of rhino horn...

17 hours ago

SA's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday, 23 August...

17 hours ago

Waste bosses appear over pong

Four senior managers at embattled waste management firm EnviroServ have been charged in their personal capacity over the odour emanating from the Shongweni landfill site outside Durban...

By Jeff Wicks 2 days ago

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

A South African court on Sunday, 20 August, gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists...

2 days ago

Leopard killer faces charges for shooting predator on reserve

The man who shot dead a leopard in what was claimed to be self-defence on a hunting farm outside Grahamstown will be criminally charged for allegedly hunting the animal...

By Gareth Wilson 18 Aug 2017

Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries

Financial provisioning holds mining and petroleum companies responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment impacted by their operations...

By Hillary Botha, Tamzyn Cooper, Garyn Rapson 11 Aug 2017

Group goes to court again over coal mine

A coalition opposing a coal mine in Mpumalanga have launched further proceedings in the Pretoria High Court...

4 Aug 2017

Woman held at SA airport for rhino horn smuggling

South African police on Wednesday, 26 July, arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20kg of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said...

27 Jul 2017

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year...

25 Jul 2017

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage

The government is looking for new ways to regulate the effects of mining activity on SA's scarce water resources..

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Jul 2017

Coalition wins court order to postpone mining in environmentally threatened area

The Pretoria High Court has granted an order to the coalition of eight organisations challenging the proposed coal mine by Atha-Africa Ventures inside the Mabola Protected Environment and Ekangala-Drakensberg strategic water source area...

By Catherine Horsfield 29 Jun 2017

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

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International

Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

A factory accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, 22 August, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly coloured canines.

16 hours ago

Business mistakes too many law firms make

Being a really good attorney does not mean that you are a highly talented businessman or entrepreneur. This is something that is really important to understand since there is a pretty large number of law firms that end up bankrupt because of business related reasons, not because of problems caused by hired attorneys. With this in mind, here are some of the really common business mistakes that often appear with law firms and that can be disastrous in the long run.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Aug 2017

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

LONDON, UK - British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday.

3 Aug 2017

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