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Sand mining plans dog Xolobeni

Since 2006, people in Xolobeni have waged a struggle over plans for heavy minerals mining, reports Shona Aylward in this three part series first published by South Coast Herald.  

Environment

Sowing dissent: Pondoland pain over mining plan

In this, the first of a three part series on Xolobeni, journalist Shona Aylward looks at the struggle over proposed heavy minerals on the Wild Coast. 

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Park expansion holds hope for Africa’s big tuskers

Eight of Africa’s remaining 30 “big tuskers” live in South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park. The park is set to expand by up to 26,000 hectares, allowing its elephant herds to

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Vietnamese youth pledge support for war on poaching

Catch them while they are young, seems to be the thinking behind bringing a group of Vietnamese twentysomethings to the World Youth Wildlife Summit in South Africa.

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SA teen wins international photographic award

Powerful image sheds light on efforts to save rhinos Fred Kockott and Mlu Mdletshe report First published by GroundUp   NINETEEN-year-old Kgaugelo Neville Ngomane, has won a prestigious environmental photographic

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Environmental lawyers put screws back on a Zululand anthracite mine.

Top environmental lawyers and experts have thrown their weight behind a bid to force one of South Africa’s largest coal producers to comply with environmental legislation. FRED KOCKOTT reports

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Go-ahead for controversial oil project off KZN coast

Environmental groups’ objections over-ruled Marches, protests and objections to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught, writes Fred Kockott

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Duzi Disaster: Willowton agrees to community demands

Expert says uMsunduzi River can recover in a year if rehabilitation is done properly The collapse of colossal tanks at Willowton Oil resulted in a spill of 1.6 million litres

Training

In praise of the little black book
(or the modern equivalent thereof)

Don’t be like those sad Millennials you see at some events, sitting staring at their smartphones. Use the time to cultivate contacts; work the room. Remember: you schmooze or you

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Colossal collapse

Featured image: Dusi Media Office Revealing photos of the catastrophic industrial spill at the Willowton Oil plant in Pietermaritzburg have surfaced from a source inside the plant responsible for one