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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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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Archbishop Desmond Tutu signs GET declaration

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, GET’s lawyer, Kirsten Youens, had tea with Nobel Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Cape Town. It has been her lifelong ambition to meet in person this man whose name is synonymous with honesty and integrity and who is not afraid to speak out against…

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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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GET Progress Report-December 2014

By Sifiso Dladla KZN VISIT TO MAKE LOGISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR REGIONAL EXCHANGE VISIT (02-03 DECEMBER 2014) On the 1st of December I made my way to Richards Bay to meet with my female comrades by the name of Samantha Hargreaves and Caroline Ntaopane, both from Gauteng, and Zama Ntuli from…

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Soul is more important than coal

This article appeared in the Food and Wine supplement of the Mercury on December 3 2014 By Rob Symons On May 1 this year I was relaxing in bed taking advantage of the opportunity to sleep in when I received a call from a friend, Sheila Berry. “Rob, there’s a…

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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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Coalition launches latest salvo in battle to stop iMfolozi coal mine

  Minister urged to end ‘mining as usual’ and prevent ‘land grab’ following unlawful prospecting process   Johannesburg – With opposition to a proposed coal mine on the border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park gathering pace, a coalition of community and conservation groups has written to the Minister of Mineral Resources,…

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