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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

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Wildlife summit targets young

Two-hundred young people, community leaders and educators will meet this month to learn how they can help save Africa’s natural treasures. Mlu Mdletshe reports.

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Conquering fears in the wilderness

Confronting his fears on a Wilderness Leadership School trail was a life changing experience for a Wild Coast hiking guide, writes Mlu Mdletshe On night guard duty, deep in the

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VALLEY LOW: Small-scale farmers worry they will not be compensated for “losses”

Small-scale farmers on the banks of the uMsunduzi River are blaming Pietermaritzburg’s edible oil manufacturer, Willowton Oil, for potential crop failures. They are worried they will not be compensated —

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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

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Rush to save KZN’s uMsunduzi river after disastrous toxic spill

The race is on to save the uMsunduzi River in KwaZulu-Natal after a massive, toxic spill of oil and caustic soda from Willowton Oil turned the river into a soapy

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Disaster fund needed to clean Duzi river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction By Fred Kockott As a

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Wild Coast learners want a cleaner environment

Pupils from Ithuba Wild Coast Community College join a three kilometre clean-up walk in Mzamba to drive home a recycling message in the broader community. Mlu Mdletshe reports First published

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Sensational Shark Week
focus irks young scientist

Keen to teach people about misconceptions about sharks, Ocean Steward Natalie dos Santos, reflects on a recent free-diving experience with the apex predators – and lessons learned elsewhere. As freedivers, we