No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws

There are currently several pieces of environmental legislation being updated or coming into force, with which the mining industry will be obliged to comply...

14 Sep 2018

Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephants

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

By Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

Female corporate leaders make firms less likely to fall foul of environmental laws

Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws...

By Chelsea Liu 31 Aug 2018

Civil organisations challenge new coal inclusion in IRP

Allowing the two new coal plants contemplated by the draft Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) to go ahead would be disastrous for water resources, air quality, health, land, and the climate...

30 Aug 2018

Regulatory detail still lacking to comply with Climate Change Bill

The first draft on the Climate Change Bill is on the table, but there is still a lack of regulatory detail that organistions need to guide their preparations to comply...

21 Aug 2018

Rhino poachers sentenced

Over 360 suspected rhino poachers have, in the past six, months been handed ranging sentences as authorities continue to combat the scourge...

20 Aug 2018

Tougher Climate Change Bill needed, says NGOs

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a more robust, proactive Climate Change Bill...

14 Aug 2018

Mine rehabilitation: What can be achieved

South Africa has very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure, despite having laws that compare with the best in the world...

7 Aug 2018

The ozone hole is both an environmental success story and an enduring global threat

The headlines in recent months read like an international eco-thriller...

By Shane Keating and Darryn Waugh 30 Jul 2018

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 16 Jul 2018

Rhino poacher sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment

Arrested last year inside the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West while allegedly attempting to poach rhino...

28 Jun 2018

New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'

Eskom has thus far been let off the hook by government...

27 Jun 2018

Field rangers arrested for suspected rhino poaching

Two field rangers, suspected of being involved in rhino poaching, were arrested on Monday morning, 18 June...

19 Jun 2018

Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Jun 2018

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