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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Now she has been murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her

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HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine expansion row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

Coronavirus Chronicles

Hard yards: How Sarah survived Covid-19

Sarah Ferguson, the inspirational open water swimmer and founder of Breathe Conservation, was diagnosed with coronavirus 10 days before a countrywide lockdown was declared in South Africa. This is her

Environment Ocean Watch

Green plan to turn dirty waste into walkways

Unrecyclable plastic waste collected from the Umgeni River could soon become part of paving networks, walkways and eco-landscapes in and around Durban, write Jared Sumar and Fred Kockott. This is

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Harrismith: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

The people of Harrismith have set out to fix what has been broken by years of corruption and theft under Jacob Zuma’s ANC and the premiership of Ace Magashule. Theirs

Conservation Watch Environment

Vital move to sharpen up recycling

Smoke and mirrors stuff must be cleanly dealt with Outgoing WildTrust CEO, Andrew Venter, spills a few secrets about recycling in South Africa and enthuses about the potential for change.

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Wild waters, but where are all the sharks?

A record breaking endurance swimmer saw worryingly little marine life, especially sharks, on a North Coast adventure. Jess Nicholson 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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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