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Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg 17th September 2014 - Two groups of environmental rights organisations have given notice of their intention to seek consent to be admitted as friends of the court (amici curiae) in court proceedings launched in May 2014 by Sasol and the National Petroleum Refiners of SA Ltd (Natref) against the government.

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THE TALE OF BAD AIR QUALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, 15 September 2014 – Breathing is the most basic process of life. Slow Poison: Air pollution, public and failing governance, is a new report published by environmental justice organization, groundWork, Centre for Environmental Rights and community partners on the fatal state of air quality in South Africa. 

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FRACKING: LEGISLATIVE UNCERTAINTY UNDERMINES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ANNOUNCEMENT

George, Western Cape, 8 September 2014 – As of last week, the commencement of changes to the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) may have left the Minister of Mineral Resources without authority to make environmental regulations for fracking.

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DUTCH ANTI-FRACKING ACTIVISTS TO PICKET AT SHELL HEADQUARTERS

Cape Town, South Africa, 21 August 2014 – Activists resisting shale gas fracking in the Karoo and globally will today picket outside Shell's offices at 10 Rua Vasco Da Gama

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FRACKING: ANOTHER CHIP AT OUR DEMOCRACY - Statement by anti-fracking coalition

Karoo, 09 February 2014 – Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu’s comments that government is going to be moving ahead “decisively” on shale gas exploration in the Karoo is in stark contrast to what people in the Karoo want. As part of their constitutional rights, they are asking for agrarian transformation; employment and decent jobs; decent levels of affordable basic services and infrastructure; and at minimum, the basic goods of human life, starting with the most basic levels of goods like nutritious food, and safe and comfortable accommodation. This is what is needed for the Karoo, not a plan for fracking that is extractive and will leave the Karoo with a toxic environmental and social legacy.

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