Mining and Environmental Justice Conference

By Kirsten Youens For the past three days I have been in caucus with activists, lawyers, lawyer-activists, scientists and academics. Myself, along with the leaders of the Fuleni community organisations Phila Ndimande of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation(MCEJO), and Mxolisi Phakathi of the Ubumbano Youth Organisation(UYO), were invited to…

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Registered objectors not invited to Fuleni meeting

By Tamlyn Jolly Zululand Observer May 5, 2016 DESPITE more than 100 interested and affected parties (IAPs) who registered their objections to Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni mine, only 89 were officially invited to the recent Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) meeting in Nseleni. RMDEC is a statutory body of…

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Open Letter to Mineral Resources Minister, Mr Zwane

An open letter from ICWA to the Minister of Mineral Resources and RMDEC, concerning the RMDEC meeting on 22 April 2016, at Enseleni, concerning Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni Anthracite Project.     Open letter to Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Minister of Mineral Resources Re: Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni mine and the…

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Communities prevent mining site visit

Fuleni communities are doing everything in their power to prevent the mine from going ahead By Tamlyn Jolly Zululand Observer April 26, 2016 MORE than 1000 Fuleni residents blockaded roads leading to the site of Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni mine last Thursday, to force the Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee…

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Protest March in Fuleni – 21 April

The mining affected Fuleni communities will be holding a peaceful demonstration today, 21 April 2016, starting 11h00, in Fuleni, bordering on the iMfolozi Wilderness Area, to voice their opposition to Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni open cast coal mine. And to protest about lack of consultation and lack of inclusion of…

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WE SEE CLEARLY NOW

Isolesizwe Film Festival provides valuable insights By Sheila Berry The Isolesizwe Film Festival, a festive affair, took place on Sunday, 28 February 2016, at the AmaWeliseli Church in Ocilwane. This small rural village overlooks the iMfolozi Wilderness Area to the north and the Somkhele coal mine 10kms to the east.…

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