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South Africa | Court refuses to allow appeal of its decision blocking coal mine in wetlands PA

The North Gauteng High Court has refused an application for leave to appeal its decision to overturn the government’s hush-hush approval of a new coal mine in a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga.

In November last year, the court upheld an application by a coalition of eight environmental and social justice groups to review and set aside the government’s decision to allow the Yzermyn coal mine in the proclaimed Mabola Protected Environment wetlands.

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