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23 years' prison time for rhino poacher

A poacher has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rhino poaching and other offences by the Skukuza Regional Court. Mozambique's Alsony Alberto Valoyi pleaded guilty...

3 days ago

Have your say on new energy vehicles green paper

The purpose of the Green Paper is to establish a clear policy foundation that will enable the country to coordinate a long-term strategy...

19 May 2021

Activists and South African govt lock horns over coal pollution

South Africa's failure to tackle toxic levels of air pollution produced by burning coal is a violation its post-Apartheid constitution, activists and a UN rights expert said in court on Monday...

By Tim Cocks 18 May 2021

South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

By Mark Deng 13 May 2021

Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

By Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

19 Apr 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

By Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

Have your say on draft climate change NDC

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has officially launched South Africa's updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution for public consultation...

30 Mar 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

In yet another turn in what is already a six-year legal battle, Uthaka Energy, a coal-mining company, has been interdicted by the Pretoria High Court from mining in one of South Africa's critical water source areas...

By John Yeld 26 Mar 2021

Incentivising renewable energy development: moving one step closer, or two steps back?

Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas are welcome, but a new requirement has been introduced which may prove onerous and cause significant delays...

By Kirsty Kilner & Gillian Niven 9 Mar 2021

Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy, will approach the High Court to review and set aside the process of awarding small-scale fishing...

22 Feb 2021






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