Wild Coast dune mining on hold

By Tony Carnie VIOLENCE and social upheaval sparked by an Australian dune-mining application on the Wild Coast has forced Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to put a halt to any mining applications in the area for 18 months. Zwane declared the moratorium in a notice in the Government Gazette last week,…

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Protesters demand mining benefits

The protesters voiced their anger at the mine, demanding to benefit from the mining activities taking place on their doorstep. By Steven Makhanya HUNDREDS of Mpukunyoni community members at kwaSomkhele staged a protest march to the Tendele Coal Mine on Monday to present a memorandum of grievances to the Department…

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Invitation – Lake St Lucia Restoration

Below is an invitation to attend an information session on the work being done to improve the hydrological and ecosystem functioning of the Lake St Lucia system. This system is hugely dependent on the inflow from the Mfolozi river which will be severely affected if the Fuleni Anthracite Project is…

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Amadiba Crisis Committee chairman brutally murdered last night

  By Rob Symons Last night the Chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikosiphe ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was brutally murdered at his home on the Wild Coast. This has brought home in the harshest possible way the ugly reality confronting all those who oppose destructive mining activities in South Africa and…

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Department of Mineral Resources notice of meeting to substantiate objections to application by Ibutho Coal

We have just received notification (see below) from DMR about a Regional Mining, Development and Environmental Committee meeting to substantiate objections made against a mining right application by Ibutho Coal in the Fuleni Reserve. This meeting will take place at 10:30am, 7 April, 2016 (postponed to 22 April) at Richards Bay.…

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Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to our new site. We are confident that this new site will offer an improved reading experience for our supporters and will also provide more in depth information. Please subscribe to this site and visit this page for options in supporting this worthwhile cause.

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Jim Feely and iMfolozi

Jim Feely’s Role in Creating the iMfolozi Wilderness Area We hereby wish to record and honour the direct link between the late Jim Feely and the iMfolozi Wilderness Area we are fighting so hard to protect from Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni open cast coal mine. When Ian Player was in…

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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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Wilderness Rhino

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This is the image that is now displayed on our new T shirts (more in a later post).  It was created by Thomas Youens, the young son of Kirsten Youens, our Save our Wilderness attorney.
Thomas wanted to help the campaign in some way and, being very artistic, he offered to design the logo for us. He decided to design something that incorporated the concept that rhinos are unable to survive without their habitat – hence the combination of wilderness and rhino in one.