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The Inyanda-Roodeplaat wind farm site in the Eastern Cape, taken from the cover of an Environmental Impact Report.
Controversial Watsons' wind farm approval overturned on reviewArticle

In an about-turn, DEFF has refused environmental authorisation for a controversial wind farm in the mountains near Uitenhage...

John Yeld 24 Mar 2021

Verreaux’s Black Eagle flying high. Author supplied/Megan Murgatroyd
Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South AfricaArticle

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

The West Coast One wind farm near Vredenburg has operated since 2015. Environment minister Barbara Creecy says the wake effect on this facility of a proposed new neighbouring wind farm must be investigated before it can also be approved. Photo: John Yeld
Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farmArticle

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan
Feathers fly over Watson wind farm planArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has given the go-ahead to a wind farm project that the Watson family wants to build in the Eastern Cape, before assessing strong differences of opinion from scientists...

John Yeld 10 Apr 2019

Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite
Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respiteArticle

De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2018

#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?
#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?Article

Yes, they do - cats and windows do kill more birds than wind turbines, but that's no reason to disregard the fact that wind turbines also kill birds...

Sindy Peters 23 Nov 2017

Flower power!
Flower power!Article

If you're a Capetonian or just visiting our little spot of paradise (you're welcome, but aren't you sad you don't live here?), and you have a hankering to "see the flowers" as we in the Mother city are wont to say, you don't need to embark on "The Great Trek" to the far north. The flowers are virtually on our/your doorstep - in the West Coast National Park.

Rod Baker 2 Aug 2012

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