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Fish farming fervour gets “dished”

Plans to use fish farming as a way to lift the country out of the economic ghetto took a beating at a recent marine science session. Thabiso Goba was at

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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

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Durban date for fiery dung beetle

A GIANT dung beetle will be making a fire-spurting, Durban debut on Saturday (27 October) as part of an initiative to educate people about plastic waste and how it can

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Eni linked to dark deals in Africa

Eni’s activities and projects exploring for oil in South Africa need investigation. Its history in Africa is tainted, writes Dennis Morton.

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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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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.