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 1 hour ago

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

UCT GSB launches trailblazing legal course in SA

The first impact investment course for lawyers in South Africa is launching at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB) - aimed at increasing knowledge and promoting opportunities in the field of impact investment...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Jun 2018

Have your say on the climate change bill

Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the National Climate Change Bill in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment...

11 Jun 2018

Court gives community right to fish without permit

Can a local community governed by a system of customary law fish in a marine protected area without a permit? In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said it can...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 7 Jun 2018

Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death...

By Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 21 May 2018

ISCC Group entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group

Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, conducting business mainly in Indonesia and Germany agreed to enter into a formal mutual business collaboration of appointing Europlaw Group as its legal and accounting team for their group of companies internationally...

Issued by Europlaw 18 May 2018

Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyer

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) failed to make a distinction between "legal deprivation and physical deprivation", the Pretoria High Court heard...

By Zoë Postman 30 Apr 2018

Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

25 Apr 2018

SA policeman, former army general among those arrested for alleged rhino poaching

Four fresh rhino horn and five heavy calibre weapons were seized...

24 Apr 2018

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

By Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

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