Articles by John Yeld

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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17 November 2021

Environment group goes to court to block wetland road project

Endangered Cape toad at centre of dispute as government approves ‘crucial’ new Noordhoek road link

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7 April 2021

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Unclear if firing will impact on case in which Caruso is suing six South Africans for defamation

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1 April 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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25 March 2021

Controversial Watsons’ wind farm approval overturned on review

The company has been given until 1 April to appeal against the decision by the Department of Environment

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24 March 2021

In photos: Controlled burn of Kenilworth race track

The track is home to pristine critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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17 March 2021

West Coast mining magnate due in court in March on assault charges

Australian courts drop one charge against Mark Caruso, two still pending

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16 February 2021

Spectacular photos of Augrabies Falls in flood

“Place of Great Noise” lives up to its name

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11 February 2021

SLAPP in the face for Australian mining company

“Victory for activism and free speech” as judge rules in favour of SA lawyers, activists and social worker

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10 February 2021

Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast mining dams

Sea is so dark with sediment “we can’t even dive with lights”

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9 December 2020

West Coast mining magnate fails to keep criminal trial secret

Australian court has lifted an interim order barring publication of details of trial of Tormin mines’ Mark Caruso

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16 November 2020

Court challenge to West Coast beach mining

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas

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12 November 2020

Almost a century later, land claimants get back thousands of hectares of farm land and vineyards

Ebenhaeser community’s claim finally settled in mediated negotiations during lockdown

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27 October 2020

Noordhoek wetland road gets green light

Environment MEC dismisses appeals against first phase of Houmoed Avenue extension

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6 October 2020

SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Facing criminal charges, Mark Caruso steps down as chairman of Mineral Commodities

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6 October 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

Wake effect impact on a neighbouring wind farm should have been assessed

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8 September 2020