Mabola Protected Environment

Coal mine accused of making “manifestly scurrilous” allegations against opponents

A coalition against mining in the Mabola Protected Environment want “scandalous” and “irrelevant” claims struck from court record


News | 8 May 2024

Proposed coal mine in Mpumalanga grasslands back in court

Uthaka Energy persists with plans for a colliery in Mabola Protected Environment despite six court judgments


News | 30 April 2024

New fishing quotas to be allocated

But only original applicants may apply for rights


News | 6 September 2022

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

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


News | 17 November 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

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


Law | 25 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment


News | 10 March 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay is drowning in rubbish

Garbage piling up in spite of clean-up programme


News | 22 November 2019

Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now


Law | 23 July 2019

Water tribunal dismisses appeal against Mpumalanga coal mine licence

Setback for environmental groups, but there are many obstacles to clear before mining can proceed


News | 31 May 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

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