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Court sets aside fracking regulations

The Eastern Cape High Court has set aside a 2015 decision to invoke the fracking regulations necessary for shale gas exploration...

21 hours ago

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists' attempt to stop pumping...

By Melanie Gosling 22 hours ago

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer...

By Melanie Gosling 3 days ago

Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA

The rainy season in the Western Cape has now drawn to a close, and dam levels are at just above half of what they were at this time last year...

10 Oct 2017

Minister withdraws waste tyre management plan

Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa has withdrawn the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP), which was submitted by the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)...

4 Oct 2017

Rhino poachers get prison time

Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested...

22 Sep 2017

Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area

A new phosphate mine on the West Coast is being challenged by environmental activists and state departments...

By Ashleigh Furlong 20 Sep 2017

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial...

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

Wildlife crime pays off big time

The Institute for Security Studies has ranked wildlife crime the fourth most lucrative form of organised crime globally and one of the most expensive security challenges facing Southern Africa...

By Sipho Mabena 11 Sep 2017

OES opens up business prospects for mines

The One Environmental System cleared up any confusion in the mining industry about which department was responsible for environmental authorisation for mining and ancillary activities...

By Tshegofatso Masilo, Beatrix Spargo, Kirsty Kilner 6 Sep 2017

Elandsfontein mine extracting water unlawfully

During the course of last week, it became known that the Saldanha Bay Municipality plans to accept all water that Kropz Elandsfontein is removing from the 5-10 million year old Elandsfontein aquifer on which it has established its controversial opencast phosphate mine...

1 Sep 2017

South Africa's first online rhino horn auction ends in risky impasse

Private rhino horn owner John Hume recently held South Africa's first online rhino horn auction, a major event in the ongoing fight by private rhino owners to be able to sell legal horn stocks...

By Keith Somerville 30 Aug 2017

Rehabilitation funds tax plan leaves regulations gap

The proposed tax measures to curb mining-rehabilitation fund abuse missed an opportunity to differentiate between tax law and mining regulations...

By Betsie Strydom and Wandisile Mandlana 29 Aug 2017

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