Four suspected poachers, staff arrested

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 15 February, announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation...

18 Feb 2019

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health...

By Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures

The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa...

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making...

By Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019

Eskom met with strong opposition in its latest attempt to avoid pollution standards

Earlier this week, the Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign submitted strongly worded opposition to Eskom's latest round of applications for more time to comply with pollution standards...

7 Feb 2019

West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"

Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville...

By John Yeld 6 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

The North Gauteng High Court has refused an application for leave to appeal its decision to overturn the government's hush-hush approval of a new coal mine in a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga...

By John Yeld 28 Jan 2019

Bench Marks warns minister not to poll Xolobeni community on mining

Any survey of residents of Xolobeni about mining commissioned by government will simply amount to intimidation and could be in contravention of a recent ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, according to the Bench Marks Foundation.

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

By Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 7 Jan 2019

AMD still poses a threat

The discovery of minerals in South Africa in the late 19th century - including the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886 - played a fundamentally influential role in the first wave of industrial revolution of the country.

By Karen King 4 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practices

Environmental Affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon appoint a high-level panel to review policies, legislation and practices on matters of lion, elephants, leopard and rhinoceros...

6 Dec 2018

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

The coastal sea cliff overlooking West Coast beaches being mined by an Australian-owned company has collapsed in four more places...

By John Yeld 4 Dec 2018

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