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Coal mine accused of making “manifestly scurrilous” allegations against opponents

A coalition against mining in the Mabola Protected Environment want “scandalous” and “irrelevant” claims struck from court record

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Government payment delay forces Joburg’s biggest food bank to close

But the Department of Social Development claims the delay is caused by investigations into the food banks

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M23 rebels seize key smartphone mineral mining town in eastern Congo

A rebel group with alleged links to Rwanda this week seized Rubaya, a mining town in eastern Congo known for producing a key mineral used in smartphones, the group said in a statement.

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Card image 07 May 2024 Daily Maverick

West Coast mineral extraction raking in billions of rands while communities endure rising poverty

Mining has existed on the West Coast for over 100 years. A new report looks at what these valuable mineral sands are and how surrounding communities still suffer extreme poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. At the heart of this narrative are the heavy minerals —- zircon, ilmenite, and rutile — concealed within the grains of sand.

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Lake Tanganyika reaches record levels, submerging parts of Burundi

Burundi is struggling to provide relief to hundreds of thousands and protect infrastructure as floods cause devastation.

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Uganda: Govt cancels land title for 7,530 hectares in Agago

The piece of land belongs to the communities in Lapono, Paimol, and Omia Pachwa Sub-counties, according to local leaders

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Proposed coal mine in Mpumalanga grasslands back in court

Uthaka Energy persists with plans for a colliery in Mabola Protected Environment despite six court judgments

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Village activists take Marikana mining company to court

Tharisa Mines is trying to gag us, say Oridile Kgatea and Rodney Kotsedi

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African farmers look to the past and the future to address climate change

From ancient fertilizer methods to new greenhouse technology, farmers across the African continent are looking both to the past and future to respond to climate change.

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State vehicles in central Cape Town occupy space that could be used for housing

There is no reason to use highly desirable land in the middle of the city to store government vehicles when the same land could be used to genuinely serve the people of Cape Town.

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Global honour for coastal guardians who told Shell to go to hell

Two environmental activists, born in remote farm villages along the Wild Coast, have been honoured with a global environmental award for their role in halting seismic blasting tests by the Shell oil and gas multinational off the Eastern Cape coastline.

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Global carbon tax urgently needed to manage worsening climate crisis

ISS modelling shows that carbon taxing can have major benefits if all nations contribute based on their income status.

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