A legal opinion has been prepared for the Centre for Environmental Rights by Kate Hofmeyr and Nick Ferreira on Class Actions in repsect of damages arising from mining activities.
Plea and sentence agreement between the State and Anker Coal and Minerals Holdings SA (Pty) Ltd.
In a first for SA, a mining company has pleaded guilty to breaking environmental laws while prospecting for coal in a protected wetland — in return for a relatively light penalty.
A mining company and its director have been convicted of contravening environmental laws, but nongovernmental organisations say they are disappointed the fines imposed are largely suspended.
Anker Kole, ’n Nederlandse steenkoolmynhuis, is in die Ermelo-streekhof met R304 000 beboet omdat sy werknemers en konsultante tydens prospektering ’n vlei op die plaas Steenkoolspruit in die Usuturivier beskadig het.