Articles by John Yeld

West Coast mining magnate fails to keep criminal trial secret

Australian court has lifted an interim order barring publication of details of trial of Tormin mines’ Mark Caruso

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16 November 2020

Court challenge to West Coast beach mining

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas

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12 November 2020

Almost a century later, land claimants get back thousands of hectares of farm land and vineyards

Ebenhaeser community’s claim finally settled in mediated negotiations during lockdown

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27 October 2020

Noordhoek wetland road gets green light

Environment MEC dismisses appeals against first phase of Houmoed Avenue extension

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6 October 2020

SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Facing criminal charges, Mark Caruso steps down as chairman of Mineral Commodities

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6 October 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

Wake effect impact on a neighbouring wind farm should have been assessed

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8 September 2020

Plato accused of recruiting whites to help against “land invaders”

Mayor’s message mainly aimed at middle-class residents, say veteran social activists

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1 September 2020

Environmental group slams “flawed” approval for Masiphumelele upgrade

NEAG alleges conflict of interests by key player

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31 August 2020

Masiphumelele upgrade plan approved but Noordhoek group’s appeal still pending

Provincial government says it is “critical” for the informal settlement to be upgraded as living conditions are “undesirable and unacceptable”

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28 August 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision

New concerns raised over impact of transmission line connecting the project to the grid

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31 July 2020

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

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26 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

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11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

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10 June 2020

Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Environment minister dismisses appeals against new wind farm

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11 May 2020

Barbara Creecy over-rules officials on air pollution data

Environment minister upholds appeal by activists

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16 April 2020