A letter to Affirm the Value of Wilderness

By Ryan Nealis To whom it may concern I am writing to you to inform you about the incredible experience that I had while I was on trail in the Imfolozi park while conjunction with the Wilderness Leadership School. We spent 5 days and 4 nights learning about Zulu culture…

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GOVERNMENT IGNORING PROVEN ‘GREEN ECONOMY’ FOR MINING

  By Richard Compton The SA government is either marginalising or intentionally ignoring investment in the eco-tourism and related ‘green’ industries that hold such profitable potential for thousands of hectares of community-owned landholdings throughout KZN. Instead, “spurious, quick-fix solutions” like inappropriate mining locations are being encouraged that are stifling the…

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Reply to Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015

  Response: Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015. From: iMfolozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA) ICWA considers Ibutho Coal’s announcement, on 18 November 2015, to delay the Fuleni EIA process in order to undertake “additional work” as both a clear admission and confirmation that the public participation process (PPP) conducted…

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South African Blog of the year awards

Last year our site saveourwilderness.wordpress.com achieved runner up in the SA blog of the year awards in the environment category. That was in a large part thanks to the votes of our loyal campaign supporters. We have entered again this year so would you all please express your votes again,…

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REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS

  This is good news. It appears we are back to the drawing board! Dear Sir / Madam REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/2/10060MR KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013 Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd applied for a Mining Right in terms of…

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Tribute to Mr Gednezar Dladla

  “Well-known and deeply respected Somkhele activist, Mr Gednezar Dladla, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a brief battle with cancer.” By Sheila Berry Well-known and deeply respected Somkhele activist, Mr Gednezar Dladla, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a brief battle…

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Ngisika elijikayo: A column by Sifiso Dladla

This article appeared in Isolezwe on October 8, 2015, and is the first in a series. By Sifiso Dladla Sifiso Dladla is a human and environmental rights advocate. For ICWA (iMfolozi Community Wildlife Alliance) he is the community co-ordinator and spokesperson. Dear Readers, Mfundi wendaba, This is my first of…

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Is absolutely nowhere safe from mining?

    This article appeared in the Independent on Saturday, on October 3, 2015. Conservationists outraged over proposed coal mine on HiP border Private game farm and lodge owners in Zululand have expressed their “horror and outrage” at news that a coal mine could be developed right on the boundary…

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THIS COAL MINE SERVES NO-ONE!

  By Richard Compton Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most respected and experienced conservationists have jointly argued that the controversial ‘Fuleni’ coal mine envisioned to be established right on the boundary of the Wilderness area of the historic iMfolozi Game Reserve will undermine and in some cases destroy the very fabric of…

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Anthracite mine ‘fatally flawed’ – Daily News

  This article was published in the Daily News on Friday, September 4, 2015. By Richard Compton THE proposed “Fuleni” anthracite mine targeted for establishment on the south-eastern border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in Zululand has been confronted by the largest collection of environmental and conservation NGO groupings established…

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