Articles for John Yeld

Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources


Analysis | 19 February 2019

Mantashe inspects West Coast mine ahead of its expansion plans

Mining department granted Tormin prospecting rights to substantial part of coastline and 15km of Oliphants River estuary


Feature | 12 February 2019

“Wake up and smell the coffee!” Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister visits controversial Lutzville mine


News | 11 February 2019

West Coast mining company fined a “pittance”

Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities in Lutzville


News | 6 February 2019

New blow for would-be Mpumalanga coal miner

Surprise move by MEC for Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe


News | 29 January 2019

Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

Company’s bid for permission to mine in protected area blocked


News | 23 January 2019

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

Mining company submits final application for massive expansion in the area


News | 3 December 2018

Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state


Law | 8 November 2018

Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

Atha-Africa senior executive continues to troll Centre for Environmental Rights


News | 29 October 2018

State loses bid to postpone coal mining hearing

Court dismisses application with punitive costs


News | 18 October 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

Last minute bid to change boundaries of Mpumalanga protected area


News | 17 October 2018

Court challenge to coal mine

Case is significant for future of South Africa’s protected areas


News | 15 October 2018

Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to “acceptable” levels, say consultants

Australian company tries again to get approval for huge expansion project


News | 25 September 2018

Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”


Feature | 24 July 2018

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Conservationist argues that Adriaan du Toit did not meet statutory requirements for independence


News | 13 July 2018

Western Cape opposes national government’s mining rights approval

Department of Mineral Resources approved Australian company’s application to do mineral prospecting on northern bank of Olifants River estuary


News | 3 July 2018