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The Pretoria High Court has stopped Uthaka Energy from starting to mine coal this week in the critical water source area of Mabola, Mpumalanga. Archive photo: supplied
Court stops Mpumalanga coal mineArticle

In yet another turn in what is already a six-year legal battle, Uthaka Energy, a coal-mining company, has been interdicted by the Pretoria High Court from mining in one of South Africa's critical water source areas...

John Yeld 26 Mar 2021

The Constitutional Court has denied Athi-Africa Ventures leave to appeal against a judgment blocking its plan to mine coal in a protected area in Mpumalanga. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company's attempt to appealArticle

In a short, sharp smack-down, the Constitutional Court has rejected an attempt by would-be coal mining company Atha-Africa Ventures to draw it into a controversial plan to mine coal in a highly sensitive protected grassland and water catchment area in Mpumalanga...

John Yeld 20 Nov 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South AfricaArticle

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making...

Llewellyn Leonard 8 Feb 2019

Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mineArticle

The North Gauteng High Court has refused an application for leave to appeal its decision to overturn the government's hush-hush approval of a new coal mine in a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga...

John Yeld 28 Jan 2019

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mineArticle

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan
Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining planArticle

In a last-minute move, the government is attempting a new strategy to push through a coal mine in a formally protected Mpumalanga wetland area...

John Yeld 17 Oct 2018

Enda Molewa, who died in September, granted permission for coal to be mined in a protected area, when she was minister of environmental affairs. Photo from
Court challenge to Mpumalanga coal mineArticle

While much of her work was widely admired and supported, the legacy of the late Edna Molewa, who was environmental affairs minister, is not uncontested...

John Yeld 16 Oct 2018

Group goes to court again over coal mine
Group goes to court again over coal mineArticle

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

4 Aug 2017

Coalition wins court order to postpone mining in environmentally threatened area
Coalition wins court order to postpone mining in environmentally threatened areaArticle

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...

Catherine Horsfield 29 Jun 2017

Mining right in Mpumalanga protected area contested
Mining right in Mpumalanga protected area contestedArticle

The Centre for Environmental Rights has instituted legal action against the Minister of Mineral Resources following his grant of a coal mining right inside the Mabola Protected Environment...

17 Sep 2015

Comrades winner Moshiywa moves on to 'Relay for Mandela Day'
Comrades winner Moshiywa moves on to 'Relay for Mandela Day'Article

Claude Moshiywa is the first South African to win the gruelling Comrades "up" run in 21 years. Now he is set to join Mandela Day festivities by running the 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day' alongside fellow Comrades winners.

21 Jun 2013

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