Eskom plans its first biomass plant

2017-04-09 06:06

Eskom plans to build its first biomass plant in Mpumalanga in its endeavour to reduce its carbon emissions that contribute over 50% of the country’s total greenhouse gasses.

Earthlife wins first case against coal power

2017-03-12 06:02

Environmentalists believe they have struck a major blow to the future of coal-powered stations, following their win in the first climate change case in the High Court in Pretoria this week.

Top Africa stories: Africa, Gambia, Zim

2017-01-31 20:17

UK's foreign secretary suggests Donald Trump is no worse than ageing President Robert Mugabe, and the ANC says AU's decision to re-admit Morocco is "regrettable".

Task team to probe power utility’s green cost claim

2016-10-30 08:15

A special ministerial committee will be set up to investigate Eskom’s concerns about renewable energy, and whether the power utility’s concerns about the high cost of it have substance.

The green fight to stop coal power

2016-09-18 06:54

Environmental bodies go to court over proposed coal-fired power stations, advocating renewable energy instead.

HEADLINES: Mark Zinde in court, Tanzanian quake death toll, poaching stats

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First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

We are ready to defend SA against regime change - security minister

2016-02-23 10:56

South Africa will be able to defend its sovereignty and people if there is ever an attempt at unconstitutional regime change, State Security Minister David Mahlobo says.

Zuma arrives in Paris for COP

2015-11-29 16:03

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Paris to join 150 heads of state and government expected to assemble for the 21st Conference of the Parties.

SA's ban on trade of rhino horn under attack in court

2015-09-22 22:02

The world's largest white rhino breeder John Hume and fellow rhino breeder Johan Krüger have applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government's moratorium on rhino horn trading.


The big problem with legalising rhino horn sales

2017-03-15 08:23

While we've been spending our hard earned money to save the rhinos, our minister wants to allow the sale of their horn and put them into more danger than ever before, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Battleground to preserve SA’s water resources

2017-02-12 06:01

The fight to protect a water catchment area is on, following the state’s approval of a coal mine with BEE links to the president.

Presidency distances itself from PPA reports

2016-11-07 19:18

The Presidency has rejected reports that President Jacob Zuma has tasked two ministers to convince Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to sign off on the power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers.

Molewa to decide on Zuma mine

2016-10-09 06:30

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will decide whether an Indian company that has partnered with relatives of President Jacob Zuma gets the go-ahead to start mining coal in a protected area in Mpumalanga.

A sense of national pride in our parks

2016-09-18 06:09

South Africans are people of the land. Our country is richly endowed with natural resources, including plants, animals, rivers, marine areas and mountains, unspoilt forests, parks and unique ecosystems – some of these are found only here, and nowhere else on earth.

Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

2016-09-11 14:34

Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined so far this year compared to last year, but elephant poaching has shown an increase, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

Plans to integrate waste pickers into municipalities - Molewa

2016-05-03 18:42

The Department of Environmental Affairs is planning to integrate South Africa's waste pickers into the country's municipal waste management programme, Minister Edna Molewa has said in Parliament.

Moratorium on local sale of rhino horn lifted, Molewa to appeal

2016-01-21 15:30

The moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn has been lifted after the Environmental Affairs Department lost an appeal application in the High Court in Pretoria.

100 people killed by lightning annually - Molewa

2015-11-12 17:20

According to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, at least 100 people are killed annually due to lightning strikes in South Africa.

Minister to brief cabinet on climate change plan

2015-09-15 11:02

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will shortly present SA's climate change plan to cabinet ahead of a UN convention on a new climate change deal.

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