ENVIRONMENT

Municipal tribunal gives go-ahead to mega-development at Two Rivers Urban Park

Developer says Amazon will be anchor tenant

By Steve Kretzmann - 22 September 2020

City appeals against provincial authorisation of R4 billion River Club development

Environment department cites several concerns, particularly the risk of flooding

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 September 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

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

By John Yeld - 8 September 2020

Environmental group slams “flawed” approval for Masiphumelele upgrade

NEAG alleges conflict of interests by key player

By John Yeld - 31 August 2020

Masiphumelele upgrade plan approved but Noordhoek group’s appeal still pending

Provincial government says it is “critical” for the informal settlement to be upgraded as living conditions are “undesirable and unacceptable”

By John Yeld - 28 August 2020

Plants are being given Zulu names. Here’s why it’s important

Naming invasive species will help to destroy them, says conservationist

By Sarah Wild - 24 August 2020

How government is supporting captive lion breeding

Panel overseeing hunting is loaded with industry representatives

By Charan Saunders - 12 August 2020

Herbicides accumulate in Camps Bay sea life

Scientists blame sewage pipe but city councillor says the paper is flawed

By Steve Kretzmann - 3 August 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision

New concerns raised over impact of transmission line connecting the project to the grid

By John Yeld - 31 July 2020

Cloud computing to help save Cape’s unique fynbos

SA team won a Google Earth grant to protect precious floral kingdom

Text by Sarah Wild. Photos by Jasper Slingsby. - 28 July 2020

Johannesburg suburb donates “trikes” and uniforms to reclaimers

City says residents and organisations must work together to formalise reclaimers

By Zoë Postman - 17 July 2020

Why is Durban splurging R50 million on a sea pier extension?

City’s sand-pumping scheme had become dysfunctional due to neglect

By Tony Carnie - 15 July 2020

Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown

Reclaimers finally released from prison in Tshwane

By Zoë Postman - 8 July 2020

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

By John Yeld - 26 June 2020

Do poorer communities have fewer plant and animal species?

A new study confirms that the “luxury effect” is real

By Sarah Wild - 23 June 2020

Young carpenter turns dumped wood into curios

Ulundi Mpulu, 21, founded House of Pallets, a curio shop and African kitchen

By Joseph Chirume - 11 June 2020