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iMfolozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA)
The iMfolozi Communities and Wilderness Alliance (ICWA) was formed in August 2015 to unify opposition to the Fuleni Coal Mine on the border of the iMfolozi Wilderness area and emphasize community involvement in the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness campaign (SOIW) conducted by the small Global Environmental Trust (GET) team. The GET team is still in the trenches but now with active support and the backing of major Environmental and Conservation NGOs in KZN.
This campaign is seen to be one of the most bitterly contested battles in KwaZulu Natal’s environmental history. It is also one of the most successful alliances between conservation and environmental and social justice.
The Zulu motto for ICWA is “UBUMBANO PHAMBILI. INZUZO EMUVA” meaning “UNITY BEFORE PROFITS”.
Posts relating to ICWA
- Update: August 2018 to Now – Status of the Save Our Wilderness campaign
- GET’s and ICWA’s concerns about the draft Luhlanga Scoping Report
- Update on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign – Sept 2017
- ICWA letter to Tendele Coal Mining COO Jarmi Steyn
- Mining poses threat to iMfolozi wilderness zone
- iMfolozi Wilderness faces shock new coal mining threat
- 2016 South African Blog Awards
- Update on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign
- GET Fuleni submissions to RMDEC
- Open Letter to Mineral Resources Minister, Mr Zwane
- Protest March in Fuleni – 21 April
- Regional Mining, Development and Environmental Committee meeting postponed
- Amadiba Crisis Committee chairman brutally murdered last night
- Reply to Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015
- REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS