The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) could be giving the go-ahead for what will be one of the most greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensive coal-fired power station... continued
A new fact sheet – presenting the facts on the devastating implications of a proposed coal mine in the Mabola Protected Environment – was published by a coalition of eight NGOs and communi... continued
Mabola is a strategic water source that feeds three of South Africa’s major rivers, but the government has approved a licence to mine coal there. Oxpeckers broke the story in 2015, and recently paid a site visit to the Mabola headwaters. Text: Oscar Nkala. Photos & drone footage: Johnny Miller / AfricanDrone.
Four of South Africa’s biggest banks appear to have no problem with funding new projects that will fuel climate change. They also do not seem to be concerned about the fact that climate change will place these very proj... continued
Winning SA’s first climate change court case: What it means for affected communities, industry, government and the people of South Africa
On 8 March 2017, the North Gauteng High Court handed down a landmark ruling in Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s (ELA) case against t... continued
During the course of 2016, civil society organisations worked hard to ensure that the voices of South Africans would be heard in the process of determining our new energy policy ... continued
On 23 February 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued a statement on its website entitled “Environmental Affairs clarifies matters around permission granted to... continued