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South Africa | Court allows challenge to mining proposal in Mabola PA to continue

Coal mining in the Mabola Protected Area would have a devastating effect on the clean water supply to millions of people in Gauteng, other parts of South Africa and beyond for decades to come, a coalition of civil society organisations is arguing in the High Court in Pretoria.

The application by the coalition, represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, aimed at stopping Atha-Africa Ventures (Atha) from mining in the protected environment outside Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga, proceeded yesterday.

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