Articles by Fred Kockott

Slain mining activist to be buried on Friday

Community divided over challenge to expansion of mine adjacent to the popular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

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29 October 2020

Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments

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23 October 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

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3 June 2020

South African teenager wins international photographic award

Powerful image sheds light on desperate measures to save rhinos

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25 September 2019

Coal mine next to game reserve faces legal challenge

Pietermaritzburg judge grants leave to appeal to environmental groups

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19 September 2019

Go-ahead for controversial oil project off KZN coast

Environmental groups’ objections over-ruled

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11 September 2019

Oil spill: Willowton agrees to community demands

Expert says uMsunduzi River can recover in a year if rehabilitation is done properly

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10 September 2019

Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction

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18 August 2019

Durban lifts ban on fishing in its harbour

Port authority says use the port at your own risk because the water has not been declared fully safe

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7 June 2019

KZN South Coast residents left without water after April floods

Broken pump station and crumbling infrastructure leaves thousands at risk

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6 June 2019

Massive pollution in Durban sea as waste treatment facility fails

All bathing banned in South Africa’s surf city

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10 May 2019

Activists lose bid to stop coal mine

Interdict application to halt operations at the Somkhele coal mine thrown out with costs

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21 November 2018

Budding KZN scientist wins film award

Jamila Janna is becoming an expert in snails

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15 November 2018

Meeting on gas and oil exploration descends into chaos

Activists oppose Italian company prospecting off KZN coast

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15 October 2018

Scientists step up demand for government to protect oceans

Environmental Affairs commitment to declare 21 new protected areas has stalled

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14 September 2018

Civil servant goes to prison for stealing farm

Case highlights extent to which corrupt officials easily manipulate the land reform process

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11 September 2018