ENVIRONMENT

Government funding delay causes vital insect research unit to close

“Our organisation was subsidising a lot of work in the hope that the tender would come through, and it just hasn’t”

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22 October 2021

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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7 October 2021

Zandvlei opens for boating after sewage scare

But Rietvlei and Zeekoevlei are still closed

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5 October 2021

Rietvlei pollution unlikely to improve soon, fears Milnerton Aquatic Club

“We’re not seeing any action” by City of Cape Town says club commodore

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30 September 2021

Tembisa mom turns illegal dump site into vegetable garden

Itumeleng Phiri started a recycling business on the site, then a food garden

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30 September 2021

Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns

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23 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

Water tests show dangerous levels of bacteria in Zandvlei, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei

Months after vleis closed, City makes results public

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6 September 2021

6,000 people sign petition demanding City of Cape Town comes clean on water quality

Three vleis are still closed to the public because of sewage spills

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26 August 2021

Open letter to City of Cape Town: Fix our vleis!

“It is common knowledge that there are regular sewerage spills into Zandvlei”

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3 August 2021

Cape Town sports clubs suspend sailing, canoeing, and rowing due to pollution

Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei and Rietvlei closed; sewage spills blamed

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30 July 2021

UCT comes to defence of professor accused of racism

Battle over the future of the River Club has become extremely nasty

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1 June 2021

Highveld air won’t be fixed by a court order, argues minister

State makes its case in “Deadly Air” court drama

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18 May 2021

“The air we breathe is killing us”: “Deadly Air” case finally goes to High Court

Environmental organisations want the government to compel coal mining companies to stop polluting communities on the Highveld

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17 May 2021

“Go and ask the trees for votes,” frustrated shack dwellers tell politicians

Residents of informal settlements in Gqeberha told the land cannot be developed because of indigenous vegetation

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13 May 2021

We want to move back to the dump site, say former landfill residents

About 100 people who used to live at the Makhanda dump were moved after it was upgraded

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12 May 2021