Notice Of Appeal Against The Granting Of Mining Right KZN 30/5/1/2/2/1004MR To Tendele Coal Mining Pty (Ltd)

Tendele Mine near Somkhele, KZN

The Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation​(MCEJO) ​and Mr Sabelo Dladla (the late Mr Gednezar Dladla’s son) have submitted an internal appeal to the Director-General of Mineral Resources against a decision made by the Regional Manager, KZN, to grant a mining license to Tendele Coal Mining at Somkhele for a new mining area in excess of 220 square kilometres.

 

The grounds of the appeal are that the expansion of this open cast coal mine on the border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park will result in unacceptable pollution, ecological degradation or damage to the environment; that no environmental authorisations have been issued for any part of the 21 233.0525 hectare mining right area; that there has been no consultation with interested and affected parties; and there is non-compliance with the KwaZulu-Natal Heritage Act and National Heritage Resources Act.

 

The applicants have also requested that the mining right be suspended pending the outcome of the appeal.

Notice Of Appeal Against The Granting Of Mining Right KZN 30/5/1/2/2/1004MR To Tendele Coal Mining Pty (Ltd) . pdf

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