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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Fuleni mine controversy continues

  By Christa van der Walt This article appeared in the Zululand Fever on the 25 June 2014. OVER 47 000 people have already signed the AVAAZ online petition against the proposed Fuleni coal mine adjacent to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game reserve. In addition, well over 100 registered Interested and Affected…

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Growing lobby fights reserve mining bid

This article appeared in the Mercury on 10 June. By Tony Carnie NEWLY-appointed mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has been urged to stop the controversial plan to blast for coal on the border of Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area. The Wildlife and Environment Society was responding to proposals by…

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Ibutho raises eyebrows and questions!

This article appeared in the Mercury on Tuesday, 27 May. By Tony Carnie Who are the big corporate players behind the controversial plan to blast open the rich anthracite coal deposits next to Africa’s oldest game reserve?  On the face of it, the main actor on stage is Ibutho Coal,…

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The fall of the wild?

   This article appeared in the Witness on Wednesday, 28 May By Sheila Berry Recent news of the proposed Ibutho Coal’s Fuleni opencast coal mine, sited a mere 40 to 70 metres from the southern boundary fence of the historic iMfolozi wilderness area, sent shock waves that were felt worldwide…

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Submission by the Wilderness Alliance

WILDERNESS ALLIANCE P. O. Box 53058 Yellowwood Park 4011 Email: saveourwilderness@gmail.com Tel. contact no:  Contact person: Sheila Berry Date: 12 May 2014 To: IDM Consultants For Attention: Karl Wiggishof Re: Fuleni Anthracite Project, Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd.- DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/1/10045 MR Please register the Wilderness Alliance as an I&AP.…

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Global Outrage at iMfolozi Mining Plan

This article appeared in the Daily News on Thursday,8 May 2014 By Vivien van der Sandt Conservationists opposing the plan to establish a 20km-long, partly open-cast anthracite mine within metres of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park, have called on the Department of Mineral Resources minister to halt the application immediately, even before…

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