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 meeting is off!

By Tony Carnie The much-anticipated public showdown over the controversial coal mine next to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve has been called off until further notice. The meeting, originally scheduled for Monday morning at KwaMbonambi, was cancelled yesterday by public participation and environmental consultants acting for Ibutho Coal. The purpose of the…

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No plan yet for home demolitions, says company

By Tony Carnie The company that aspires to mine several million tons of coal from the borderline of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi wilderness zone has denied that identity stickers placed on the front doors of several rural homes mean that those people will definitely have to move out. Responding to concerns from…

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Demolition sticker outrage

This article appeared in the Mercury on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 By Tony Carnie RURAL villagers on the boundary of Africa’s oldest wilderness area are outraged after finding “demolition stickers” on their front doors – apparently placed there by a mining company that wants to dynamite giant coal pits underneath…

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GET’s Response to the Acceptance of the Final Scoping Report for Fuleni

By Sheila Berry Registered stakeholders received notification on Friday, 17 April 2015, from Lizinda Dickson of Naledi Development Restructured (Pty) Ltd that the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) has accepted the amended Final Scoping Report for the Fuleni open cast coal mine on the edge of…

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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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Coal mine will blast peace for thousands near game park

This article appeared in the Mercury on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 By Tony Carnie Life will never be quite the same for several thousand people next to Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area if a massive new coal mine is blasted open underneath or next to their homes. A…

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Amended Scoping Report: GET attorney to ask for rejection of scoping report

On 3 March 2015, the amended Final Scoping Report for the Fuleni Anthracite Project was made available to us. The Scoping Report is, once again, lacking in many respects. These aspects will be dealt with in a letter sent to the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, KZN…

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