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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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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DRAFT EIA FOR FULENI MINE RELEASED

The Draft EIA and EMP for the Fuleni Coal Mine on the boundary of the iMfolozi Wilderness area was released on 1 June 2015. Naledi Consultants have given the final date for the submission of comments as 3rd August 2015 The draft EIA documents are available for viewing and download…

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IBUTHO COAL SENT PACKING FOR A SECOND TIME IN ONE WEEK – 20 May 2015

  An attempt by Ibutho Coal and its consultants to piggy-back on a municipal gathering on the morning of 20 May 2015, to open a new crèche in Novunula, was thwarted when angry residents threatened to disrupt the event unless Ibutho Coal was told to leave. The Mfolozi municipal officials…

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COMMUNITY OUTRAGE AT IBUTHO COAL’S EIA MEETING – 17 MAY 2015

FULENI COMMUNITIES TELL IBUTHO COAL DIRECTORS TO GO AND NOT RETURN Over a thousand vocal Fuleni residents gathered at Ntuthunga 2, yesterday, Sunday, 17 May 2015, at 10h00, for a meeting called by Ibutho Coal to present information about the EIA report. The reason given for the meeting was that…

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Coal mine scoping report ‘inadequate’

This article appeared in the Mercury on Thursday, 9 April 2015 By Tony Carnie LAWYERS have urged government regulators to reject the latest “hopelessly inadequate” environmental scoping report to mine coal on the border of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Environmental law specialist Kirsten Youens said an amended scoping report published last…

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Serious anomalies found in Fuleni Final Scoping Report

Within minutes of Lizinda Dickson of Naledi Development sending out the notification yesterday (3 March 20130) of the availability of the amended Fuleni Scoping Report, interested and affected parties were picking holes in it and finding disturbing anomalies and misrepresentations. “Our team of experts started scrutinizing the report as soon…

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REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AVAILABILITY OF THE AMENDED FINAL SCOPING REPORT

REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AVAILABILITY OF THE AMENDED FINAL SCOPING REPORT DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/1/10060MR KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013 The final Scoping Report for the Fuleni Anthracite Project was submitted to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (the Competent Authority) on 27 June 2014. On 15…

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COMMUNITY AND WILDERNESS ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER & UPDATE

  Friday, 14 November 2014 Greetings friends and wilderness supporters This update is being written a few days after the devastating news of Tim Condon’s death, on Sunday, 9 November.  Since the very first day of the Save Our iMfolozi Wilderness campaign, Tim has been its strongest on-line support and…

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Impact study for proposed coal mine rejected

This article appeared in the Witness on 17 October 2014 By Elise Tempelhoff THE KwaZulu-Natal department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs has rejected the impact study for the proposed Fuleni coal mine. The mine is mooted on the border of the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi nature reserves. Spokesperson for the Save…

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