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Thin Green Line

Pizza take-out at centre of sour storm: No whey, man! We’re not dumping

A Berg dairy is feeling the heat over unauthorised expansion and disposal of waste, write Fred Kockott and PS Raju.

Environment Ocean Watch

System failure: sewage spill shuts Durban beaches

Bathing has been banned in South Africa’s surf city, writes Fred Kockott. This report was updated on 11 May.

Environment Ocean Watch

Yes Minister? What Environmental Affairs told Roving Reporters

Roving Reporters sent Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa a list of questions about her department’s apparent tardiness in expanding South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas.

Environment Latest News Ocean Watch

Scientists up demands for government to protect oceans

A group of young marine scientists are questioning why government is stalling on declaring a network of Marine Protection Areas (MPAs).  Fred Kockott reports

Environment Latest News Thin Green Line

Lion bone trade in spotlight

Lawmakers will be giving lion breeding a lookover, writes Fred Kockott.

Arts & Film

African nature tops the agenda in the run-up to Durban film feast

FOUR emerging southern African filmmakers attending this week’s Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Congress in Durban will be awarded R50,000 each to produce an environmental or wildlife documentary of

Environment Ocean Watch

Oceans Without Limits expedition

Tracking impact plastic pollution around islands of the West Indian Ocean After twenty-one years of calling the Indian Ocean his “office”, Cape Town’s Gert Muller is about to embark on

Environment Game Changers Ocean Watch

Salt water flows through her veins

Salt water flows through Nikki Chapman’s veins, so the the Ocean Stewards programme is the perfect home for Nikki Chapman, write Myrtle Ryan and Bukeka Silekwa.