Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?
Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?

Private prosecutions for environmental crimes has always been a thorny issue in South African environmental law. In the recent case of Uzani Environmental Advocacy CC v BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria found BP Southern Africa (BP) guilty of contravening the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA), which require fuel retailers to obtain environmental authorisations prior to commencing with any construction of filling stations that trigger certain listed activities.

By Athi Jara 17 Apr 2019

Watson wind farm stopped - for now
Watson wind farm stopped - for now

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family's massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned - at least temporarily.

By John Yeld 16 Apr 2019