Articles for John Yeld

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

Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

Centre for Environmental Rights report says slack financial reporting standards make it difficult to tell


News | 20 June 2018

Meet Adriaan du Toit, the “independent” geologist who trolls environmentalists and Cyril Ramaphosa

Du Toit’s work helped an Australian company get prospecting rights on the West Coast


News | 8 June 2018

Prospect of mining on Olifants River estuary alarms fishermen

Government grants prospecting rights to controversial Australian company


News | 28 May 2018

UCT scientists convince City to drill cautiously into aquifer

Environmental group will monitor borehole drilling into Table Mountain Group Aquifer


News | 19 March 2018

Here is the status of Cape Town’s water supply projects

City promises to engage with UCT scientists over concerns about drilling into the Table Mountain Group aquifer


News | 2 March 2018

Cape Town is paying for national government failures, say officials

Ian Neilson warns that Day Zero is still possible: water consumption needs to drop to 450 million litres daily


News | 1 March 2018

Setback for giant West Coast mine project

But Australian company has already begun clearing vegetation without permission


News | 9 January 2018

Controversial Australian company applies for extension to mining rights

New mining area would include ten beaches on the West Coast


News | 8 May 2017

Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

But Judge says environmental charges against the mining company “cannot be said to lack substance”


Law | 20 March 2017

Cape court to deliver vital environmental judgment

Will an Australian mine on the West Coast be held to account for allegedly causing a cliff to collapse?


Law | 20 March 2017

Will mining company be held accountable for damage to West Coast?

Here is what the judge in the Tormin case has to consider


Analysis | 26 February 2017

Environment officials searched mine with unlawful warrant, argues mine lawyer

Search was conducted after controversial Australian-owned West Coast mine, Tormin, allegedly caused a cliff to collapse


Law | 23 February 2017