05 October 2017

Protecting the ecological and cultural heritage of South Africa with the National Forests Act 84 of 1998 – updated lists of protected tree species released.

The National Forests Act 84 of 1998 – updated lists of protected tree species released

22 September 2017

Environmental Assessment Practitioners: Reform and regulation at last?

A tension exists between the legal requirement for an EAP to be independent from the person making the application (the Applicant) and yet being dependent on Applicants for work in compiling environmental assessment reports.

07 July 2017

The N2 Wild Coast Toll Road: Is this what we call 'development'?

"They bring the N2 and tell us this is development. Why must development come from the top and not from us?” – Baliwe Dlamini, Resident

20 March 2017

Can they suffer?: The new demand for donkey skins

“[T]he question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being?” - Jeremy Bentham

03 March 2017

Coal, oil and gas investments to be phased out, UCT Convocation votes

Coal, oil and gas investments to be phased out, UCT Convocation votes

02 March 2017

Draft Norms and Standards for the trophy hunting of leopards published for comment

Paul Theroux once described trophy hunters as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the stuffable.”

01 March 2017

New SANRAL CEO Scraps Proposed De Beers Pass Route

We are pleased that the proposed road has been scrapped by SANRAL and we will continue to support the Forum's efforts in ensuring that any road upgrades are done in a just and sustainable manner.

23 February 2017

Beach Access: Understanding Your Rights

Cullinan & Associates is drafting model by-laws for the designation and regulation of coastal access land in the Western Cape, which municipalities may adapt and adopt for implementation within their jurisdiction.

13 February 2017

J9 Foundation Takes Swift Action to Prevent Balloon Release

J9 Foundation proves their leadership in protecting the environment from destructive balloon releases.

13 February 2017

ConCourt Raises Welfare of Animals to a Constitutional Issue

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and others [2016] ZACC 46

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