ANC condemns violence against Myanmar's Rohingya

2017-10-16 15:48

The ANC has added its voice to the growing international condemnation of the violence directed against the Rohingya by Myanmar's military.

'Minister, lover wanted me dead' - former husband of environmental affairs minister

2017-09-24 06:05

A love triangle involving Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has surfaced, following an assault charge laid by her former husband – and denied by 'the other man'.

Government 'cautiously optimistic' following dip in rhino poaching incidents

2017-07-24 22:13

The number of rhino poaching incidents in the country - including in the Kruger National Park - has decreased between January and June this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs says.

Tyre wars intensify as Redisa takes on Molewa

2017-06-15 06:01

South Africa’s recycling tyre warfare has escalated, with Redisa saying it will fight a liquidation order.

Women have always been ready to lead – Molewa

2017-05-11 06:22

ANC Women’s League national executive committee member Edna Molewa says women in the ANC need to be careful not to be seen as competing against one another, and thus dividing votes among themselves.

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.


Former husband's assault 'case was closed' - environmental affairs minister

2017-09-24 14:31

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has said a common assault case against her by her former husband had been closed, not quashed.

Horn of contention: Behind the controversial rhino horn auction

2017-08-22 12:44

The Department of Environmental Affairs has shown it has neither the political will, the necessary clout nor the resources to properly regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn.

First salvo fired in court battle to prevent Mabola mining

2017-06-28 17:41

Civil organisations have set in motion a precedent-setting legal battle which could determine how future mining applications in environmentally sensitive areas are handled.

Tyre wars: Was tyre recycling scheme a money making racket?

2017-06-07 13:03

South Africa’s controversial tyre recycling scheme may have plundered a tyre levy recycling fund, instead of creating jobs and improving the environment as it promised.

No reprieve for Eskom on Paris emission caps

2017-05-10 18:12

Eskom will not be exempted from the greenhouse gas emission targets as agreed upon in the Paris Agreement, says Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Thompson.

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.

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