Articles for John Yeld

Piketberg landowners block mining company’s access

New salvo fired in decades-old opencast tungsten mine proposal

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News | 28 July 2023

In photos: new hope for West Coast vlei after seven year drought

But the future of this West Coast jewel is not yet assured, despite record rains this year

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News | 25 July 2023

Mining companies eye the last unspoilt strip of the Western Cape’s west coast

Concerns over cumulative impact of new prospecting

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News | 4 July 2023

Environmental activists revise pleas in “SLAPP case” brought by Australian miners

Marathon legal battle against R14.25-million defamation case continues

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Law | 1 February 2023

Concourt hands critics of Australian mine partial victory – but defamation battle is not over

It is up to Parliament to develop more comprehensive SLAPP suit defence, says court

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Law | 14 November 2022

West Coast breakthrough: environment activists and mining company reach agreement

Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations

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News | 21 June 2022

Diver accuses Alexkor of more illegal rock dumping

And Green Scorpions find evidence that the company is defying a Compliance Notice on coffer dam construction

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News | 22 March 2022

Western Cape government joins battle over mining

Appeal filed against new coastal prospecting licence

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News | 23 February 2022

Concourt hears vital defamation case

Defendants want common law to be developed to prevent ‘SLAPP’ suits

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Law | 20 February 2022

Australian mining company’s “SLAPP case” against its critics heads to Concourt

Constitutional issues at stake in R14.25 million defamation action against environmentalists and activists

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Law | 1 February 2022

Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

Environment department lays charges against state diamond miner over use of “coffer dams”

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News | 19 January 2022

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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News | 17 November 2021

Environment group goes to court to block wetland road project

Endangered Cape toad at centre of dispute as government approves ‘crucial’ new Noordhoek road link

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News | 7 April 2021

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Unclear if firing will impact on case in which Caruso is suing six South Africans for defamation

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News | 1 April 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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Law | 25 March 2021

Controversial Watsons’ wind farm approval overturned on review

The company has been given until 1 April to appeal against the decision by the Department of Environment

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News | 24 March 2021