Category: South Africa News Brief and Action Alert

Constitutional Court Rules Against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area of South Africa
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Constitutional Court Rules Against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area of South Africa

Earlier in the month of November 2019, the Constitutional Court refused a mining company’s final challenge of a 2018 High Court decision to set aside Ministerial approvals for a proposed coal mine in South Africa. The Constitutional Court had the final say on the approvals for a coal mine inside an Mpumalanga Protected Area and...

Pass the South African Climate Change Bill
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Pass the South African Climate Change Bill

In June 2018, South Africa released a draft Climate Change Bill through the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, that was aimed at guiding South Africa to achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions and adhering to their Paris agreement pledge. This bill would provide a legal framework on how to hold accountable each government...

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