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Three days left to have your say on the KZN gas and oil hunt

The multinational Italian energy company, Eni, is partnering with Sasol to explore for deep sea gas and oil reserves offshore of KwaZulu-Natal’s coast. They plan to drill up to six

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Deadly plight of Senegalese fishermen

In 2017, at least 140 Senegalese fishermen lost their lives at sea, while searching for fish that industrial fishing companies had stolen from their waters, writes Lerato Tsotetsi.

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Don’t plunder our oceans, says marine conservation activist

Unknown to many,  the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has signed away the soul of the East Coast, writes marine biologist, Khalid Mather.

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Public engagement is ‘part of our DNA’, says Eni

Constructive dialogue is required to assess the pros and cons of gas and oil exploration off KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline, says Eni in a statement about its KwaZulu-Natal offshore gas and exploration

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Rowdy reception for oil drillers

Activists are unimpressed with a draft environmental impact assessment report on plans to explore for oil and gas off the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba report.

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Hot news: how charcoal fuels terror

Tony Weaver reports on an unlikely source of terror funding and the harm it’s doing to Africa’s forests.

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Better latte than never to save lions, says cafe owner

A KZN cafe is offering a roar-some cup of coffee and it’s all for a good cause, reports Bukeka Silekwa.

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Bone lions: government passes the buck

The two government departments that should be dealing with the captive lion trade have gone awol, writes Louzel Lombard Steyn

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Tributes for minister who leaves a mixed legacy

TRIBUTES have poured in from conservationists and political leaders following the death of South African environmental minister, Edna Molewa.

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Claws out at lion trade colloquium: hearing in detail

Fur flew during a two-day colloquium on captive lion breeding, hunting and the bone trade. Opinion was sharply divided among experts, officials, and lobby groups about the dangers and benefits