A team of South African scientists and environmental experts brought together by Protect The West Coast recently travelled to observe mining sites near the Olifants River Estuary on the Cape West Coast as part of a court-ordered oversight programme. Photo by Patrick Forbes. A team of South African scientists and environmental experts recently joined Protect […]
Conceived in 2021 by Cape Town runner and surfer Dom De Jesus to raise awareness about rampant illegal mining on the West Coast, the latest leg of Run West attracted 145 entrants and raised more than R40,000 for Protect the West Coast (PTWC).
Words by Steve Pike. A work in progress. Image by Steve Pike. A surfer and artist passionate about protecting the Cape West Coast from illegal & destructive mining will paint a large mural in Cape Town of a toddler digging up the beach with a toy truck and digger as part of the global Sea […]
Words by Miles Masterson in association with One Ocean Hub. Extracting and processing Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS) on the West Coast of South Africa. Image by Xavier Briel. One Ocean Hub (OOH) researchers at the Environmental and Geographical Science Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have developed a much-needed integrated project to monitor, […]
Words by Steve Pike. A little more than a week after the out-of-court victory for Protect the West Coast (PTWC) last month to stop Trans Hex from mining at the Olifants River mouth, the state refused a mining company the right to prospect in the same municipal district. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy […]
Words by Miles Masterson and Steve Pike. Image showing damage to the West Coast north of the Olifants River estuary caused by previous diamond mining operations (before Trans Hex). Photo: John Yeld. In a crucial victory for the future of the Olifants River Estuary and surrounding communities, an out-of-court agreement has been struck with mining […]
Words by Gone Outdoor. The annual Gone4Good virtual trail running challenge wrapped up on July 31 with more than R108,000 raised for grassroots organisations fighting to protect our wild spaces before they are gone for good. These organisations included Protect The West Coast, the African Pangolin Working Group, Sentinel Ocean Alliance and Dream Higher, an […]
A Cape Town High Court interdict hearing on 29 August aims to save a critically sensitive estuary on the Cape West Coast.
A company called Nisarox Pty. Ltd. has been granted permission by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to prospect for diamonds
Doringbaai Primary School pupils visit ‘!Khwa Ttu’ San Heritage Centre on the Cape West Coast