YELLOWFISH WORKING GROUP NEWS

YWG October Newsletter

Dear All,

Apologies for not publishing a September newsletter but we ran out of news for the month.

For October we are providing a summary of yellowfishing news from around the country.

 

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YWG Newsletter: August 2017

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For August we present an abstract from Wesley Evans' M.Sc thesis titled:

2016 STATE OF YELLOWFISH IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
Evans, W.D., Downs, C.T. and O'Brien, G.C.
School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville
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YWG Newsletter: July 2017

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YWG Newsletter: 2017June

June 2017

 

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YWG Newsletter: May 2017

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Herewith the news for this month:

Proposed coal mines inside or bordering Protected Environments in Mpumalanga.

Last month we reported on the preparations for an open cast coal mine bordering the recently declared Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment in Mupmalanga. This totally illegal action which threatens an extremely important wetland of great biodiversity value and also a primary source of the Elands River. This river below Waterval Boven is a stronghold of smallscale yellows and until now has been considered to be a source of good quality water. Although there might be no surprise that the DMR issued a mining right for a coal mine at a site classified as “irreplaceable”, but this was followed by the issue of a water use permit by the DWS. Both permits were appealed and in a recent court case the DMR was given 30 days to respond to the appeal against the mining right which was submitted in 2013. The end-goal is to have the mining right withdrawn, but needless to say it is once again costing civil society a fortune to correct the mistakes made by government departments.

 

 

 

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YWG Newsletter: April 2017

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YWG Newsletter: March 2017

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YWG Newsletter: February 2017

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YWG Newsletter: January 2017

Dear All,

Here is wishing all our supporters a happy and prosperous 2017 and hoping for a year in which we at last see improving water quality, something the YWG will focus on from now on.

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YWG Newsletter: December 2016

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