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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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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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An oasis of hope:
Wild Coast school helps
break cycle of violence and poverty

In an impoverished community, a well-run school breaks the cycle of violence and poverty, reports Mlu Mdletshe

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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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National Lotteries Commission linked to controversial grants

Seasoned investigative reporter and journalism trainer, Raymond Joseph, uncovers what is possibly only a fraction of questionable grants involving National Lottery money.  First published by GroundUp Featured image:Raymond Joseph The

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South Africa’s oceans get much needed protection

The South African government’s approval of an expanded network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has been welcomed as “visionary”, writes FRED KOCKOTT Work on the new approved network of