SA must accelerate its just transition
SA's 'just transition' from coal to renewables is not a streamlined process, rather it is occurring in fits and starts, in the country's legislative, executive and judicial arenas. A global study last week emphasised that policy clarity in ...
Xolobeni activist receives death threats
On 15 November, a threat was made via text message on the life of Nonhle Mbuthuma, a prominent anti-mining activist in Umgungundlovu in Eastern Mpondoland. A New Frame article notes that, according to the message, which she received from an ...
Somkhele mine hopes to resolve resettlement dispute
In the wake of the brutal murder of KZN activist Fikile Ntshangase, Petmin, the unlisted mining house behind the expansion of the Somkhele mine the activist opposed, sought to clarify some of the issues around the Somkhele mine via a ...
MRC CEO charged with assault in Australia
Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso is facing criminal charges of assault and aggravated home burglary in his home country. An attempt to keep details of his court appearances secret by means of a suppression order has failed, notes a GroundUp ...
Government ineptitude prompts SO2 decline
Green Scorpions make a mark
DEFF advances interests of black EIA practitioners
Government invites public comment on nuclear option
Over 60 bids for 'emergency power' scheme
AgriSA welcomes approval for Nersa self-generation bid
More incentives for electric cars needed – study
Ford assembly plant to go off-grid
Wastewater surveillance dashboard launched
Sector key to economic recovery, conference hears
Solar radiation punted to avert another Day Zero
Nandoni Dam beneficiaries finally paid out
Criminal case opened against polluting colliery
Blow for proposed River Club development
Third earth tremor strikes Cape Town
Call for clampdown on illegal shark fishing
NGO warns small-scale fishers about drilling impact
Nurdles reach Eastern Cape shores
Hennops River strategic cleanup plan revived
Noordhoek wetlands poaching a threat to local fauna
Pesticides headache for rural children
NSPCA loses bid to appeal sheep shipping decision
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Nuclear capacity consultation paper out for comment
The National Energy Regulator of SA has called for comment on a consultation paper issued following receipt of a proposed ministerial determination on the procurement of new nuclear energy generation capacity. A Policy Watch report notes that the capacity envisaged ...
Nema Bill’s transformation clause unrealistic?
Environment, Forestry & Fisheries Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu has drawn attention to numerous challenges associated with registering environmental assessment practitioners and their ‘professionalisation’ – albeit unintentionally, notes a Policy Watch report. According to a Government Gazette notice in January extending ...
‘Slow progress’ with shark plan implementation
The 2013 plan of action for shark management and conservation is ‘overly ambitious’. This is according to a panel of experts appointed in May to review progress in implementing the plan, which has been ‘slow’. A Policy Watch report notes ...
Don't let Sasol pull the wool over your eyes
Don’t be fooled by trans-national corporation Sasol’s sudden about-turn on climate disclosure, writes Gray Maguire, an expert in global change studies, in a BusinessLIVE analysis. ‘Despite this month’s assertion by CEO Fleetwood Grobler of the seriousness with which the group ...
Call for better air quality monitoring in Kenya
Increased funding for air quality monitoring and research in Kenya can save children aged five and below from respiratory diseases due to pollution, experts have said. According to a report in The Nation, a national budget should be allocated to ...
Botswana slammed for deaths of alleged poachers
Major questions have emerged about the killing of four alleged Namibian poachers by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldiers, including claims that the victims were unarmed fishermen. One may have been executed after he was arrested. A Mail & Guardian Online ...
NGO flags Nigeria's marine waste problem
Stakeholders in the management of the marine environment asked the Nigerian Government to step up action against plastic marine pollution. A Vanguard report notes that they estimate the value of the damage caused by such pollution to sit at $13bn ...
'Conservative' study holds warnings for Africa
Namibia considers legalising cannabis
Liberia to create more green corridors
Thai conservation deal helps the landless
Thai authorities have reached an agreement that will allow landless villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, in a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said. According to a ...
UK backs new global plastic waste treaty
Britain has thrown its weight behind a new global agreement to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, which Lord Zac Goldsmith said would go ‘far beyond’ existing international agreements. The Guardian has revealed there is growing support for such a treaty ...
Labour slams UK PM's green plan
Boris Johnson has announced plans for the government’s self-styled green industrial revolution, bringing praise from environmental groups but also questions about the scale of new funding, and the planned expansion of nuclear and hydrogen power. In a move aimed at ...
Emission build up continues – WMO
Biden favours statesman with links to oil
Pandemic reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions – Nasa
WEF launches Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue
VW welcomes German support for low-emission cars
EU ombud warns on natural gas projects' impact
Call for use of clean cooking stoves
SANParks arrests 10 abalone poachers
* Rangers have been applauded for capturing 10 alleged West Coast Rock Lobster and abalone poachers. The poachers were caught last week while SANParks Southern Section rangers dealt with large crowds of visitors to the Cape of Good Hope section during ...
Outbreak of brucellosis in northern KZN alarms farmers
* The KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed an outbreak of brucella bacteria, which causes abortion and infertility in livestock and humans. The department said more than 400 cows had tested positive in the northern part of the ...
Killer ‘tornado’ sweeps through OR Tambo District
* A killer ‘tornado’ that swept through the OR Tambo District last week night claimed at least three lives and injured dozens of others as homes, schools and places of worship fell to pieces in the high winds and punishing rain ...
R29m for prize pigeon
R29m for prize pigeonAn unidentified Chinese buyer last week paid a world record, just over R29m, for a female homing pigeon called New Kim, online auctioneers Pigeon Paradise (PIPA) said. New Kim, a well-bred two-year-old from a renowned Antwerp loft ...
SA's first Green School
SA's first Green SchoolThe first Green School in SA, powered by its own solar-generated electricity, with classes being held in vegetable gardens, is due to open in the Western Cape next year. The school will be situated on eight ...