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SCA hears over R1bn spent on Wild Coast project

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 May 2024
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
British oil major Shell and its SA partner, Impact Oil and Gas, have told the SCA that just more than R1bn was already invested in their hunt for oil and gas off the Wild Coast, which was annulled by the Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) in 2022 after a challenge by environmental groups.

Ruling favours roads over toads

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 25 April 2024
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has dismissed an attempt by Noordhoek environmentalists to set aside approval for a road link in an area where the endangered Western Leopard Toad breeds, reports GroundUp.

WC desalination plant dispute heads to arbitration

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
The dispute over the tender drafted by the City of Cape Town for a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront will head to arbitration next year.

Harmony guilty of wastewater pollution

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
Harmony Gold has been found guilty of illegally discharging wastewater into the Voëlpan Dam in the Free State since 2019.

SPCA seizes Hout Bay seals

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 November 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law #Ethics
The SPCA obtained an order from the Wynberg Magistrate's Court allowing it to seize five seals which were being abused and exploited in the Hout Bay harbour.

Cape Winelands Airport seeks approval

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Tags: #Aviation Law #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
The proposed redevelopment and expansion of the Cape Winelands Airport estimated to cost about R7bn has entered the next phase, with an application to the Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning for environmental approvals.

Dam disaster class action lawsuit ‘imminent’

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 October 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
Richard Spoor, whose public interest law firm, Richard Spoor Inc Attorneys, is representing families affected by last year’s Jagersfontein disaster, said he hoped to file its application for a class action suit against Jagersfontein Developments, which owns the diamond tailings reprocessing facility, within the next few weeks.

Karpowership loses interdict battle

By Daily News Published on Friday, 29 September 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
Powergroup SA, the local empowerment partner of Karadeniz Holdings, majority shareholder in Karpowership SA, has failed in its bid to get a court interdict stopping the company taking back the shares held in a floating power plant.

Cape Town begins sea sewage hearings

By Daily News Published on Friday, 22 September 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
The City of Cape Town has started public hearings on three marine outfalls which pump about nine million litres of sewage out to sea every day, reports GroundUp.

Municipalities count the cost of crippling load shedding

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
SA’s municipalities incurred about R1.1bn in overtime payments and spent R1.6bn to fix infrastructure damaged or stolen during load shedding.

Karpowership donates farm to wildlife authority

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 September 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
Karpowership has agreed to buy and donate a game farm to a provincial wildlife authority in a bid to ease environmental approval for one of the three gas-fired power plants it wants to erect in SA.

Business rejects possible Eskom clawback

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
Organisations representing SA’s largest industries are pushing back against a revenue clawback Eskom is asking Nersa to approve for the 2021/ 22 financial year.

Gauteng Health owes R421m for electricity

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
The Gauteng Department of Health & Wellness owes councils R421m for electricity, with R387.5m owed to Johannesburg alone, reports City Press.

Karpowership partners launch court application

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 August 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law
Karpowership’s local empowerment partners have hauled the Turkish company to court to prevent being kicked out of the deal amid claims they were offered millions to sell their shares to a mystery partner who turned out to be businesswoman Anna Mokgokong.

Koeberg overhaul completed

By Daily News Published on Friday, 18 August 2023
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
Eskom says that the main mechanical work on replacing the steam generators at Koeberg's Unit 1 has been completed and it will return to service on 3 November.

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