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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Environmental Affairs department fails to protect oceans

The Department of Enviromental Affairs is kow-towing to the gas and oil industry,  warn marine scientists. Mervyn Naidoo and Fred Kockott report.

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Exploration comes with big risks

The spectre of environmental disasters loomed large in the first public hearing on an Italian company’ plans to explore for deep sea oil and gas reserves off the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

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Deep sea exploration plan wavers

Report released, then withdrawn . . . Vast amounts of fossil fuel will be burned up in an extensive and potentially harmful deep-sea exploration for fossil fuels embedded deep in

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Verdict still out on seismic impacts

Has loud underwater noise from the oil and gas exploration industry caused whale and dolphin deaths along the KwaZulu-Natal coast?

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How many nurdles are floating out there, Sabic?

Port authorities and Sabic fail to come clean on cargo spill As public concern mounts about the extent of industrial plastic pollution arising from the recent Durban cargo spill, responses

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Government probes KZN cargo spill

Saudi company will pay, says Plastics SA In the wake of one the worst spillages of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters, a Roving Reporters investigation has revealed that the one