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  • Talks between a coalition of environmental groups and a leading Australian coal mining firm in South Africa, Coal of Africa (CoAL), collapsed this week after one of the parties pulled out.
  • South Africa’s High Court in Pretoria last week ordered Vhembe municipality to supply water to the town of Makhado (formerly known as Louis Trichardt), in what some observers say is a precedent-setting case.
  • 16 Feb 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Several parts of South Africa's Limpopo province could run out of water as the Middle Letaba Dam, one of the biggest dams in the province, is drying up following a drought in the area. The dam has not seen any significant