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South Africa | High court rebuffs bid by company to mine coal in Mpumalanga wetlands PA

he High Court in Pretoria has set aside the permission to permit Indian-owned mining company Atha-Africa Ventures to mine for coal in the protected Mabola environment outside Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga.


Judge Norman Davis yesterday delivered a damning judgment in which he severely criticised former Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the late Environment minister Edna Molewa for not being transparent, and denying concerned parties a say when they granted permission for Atha to open a huge underground coal mine in the protected wetlands area.


https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/2034314/court-blocks-mabola-wetlands-coal-mine-slams-ministers/


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