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.


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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New Year resolution for our iMfolozi Wilderness

By Sheila Berry Most people, around this time of the year, think about introducing some positive changes into their lives with the start of the New Year, even if they don’t go so far as to formalise any New Year’s resolutions. Invariably these are associated with getting our bodies back…

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“You are no longer alone in your struggle”

By Sheila Berry Support from Grrrowd for our campaign to stop the planned coalmine right on the border of the pristine iMfolozi Wilderness, started with the exchange of a few emails from strangers. Within a week or two it was like being part of a family….Read more

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Save our Rhino from coal mining pollution in iMfolozi

Dear Friends and Wilderness supporters Please join us to prevent the Fuleni open cast coal mine destroying the iMfolozi Wilderness Area, a sanctuary for endangered rhinos. iMfolozi is the oldest protected area in Africa and has the largest concentration of rhino in South Africa. iMfolozi was established in 1895 as…

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Kontakion to dear departed Tim Condon

By Sheila Berry The news that Tim Condon passed away yesterday, in Canada, brought a great sense of loss and a wave of sadness that South Africa, particularly Zululand, has been robbed of such a stalwart champion of the environment and a relentless campaigner for conservation. It was with a…

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Final Scoping report available

  Yesterday afternoon a notification was sent out informing IAPs of the availability of the final Fuleni Scoping Report for the proposed open cast coal mine on the southern boundary of the iMfolozi Wilderness Area. The email was sent by Mrs Lizinda Dickson, Public Participation Manager for Naledi Consultants, in…

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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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‘Pull back!’ Ezemvelo’s plea to coal mining company

This Article appeared in the Mercury on Tuesday, 27 May. By Tony Carnie “Some places are sacrosanct – so please pull back and think again!” This is the plea to a mining company from KwaZulu-Natal’s official guardian of the province’s wild spaces. Responding to plans to set up an open-cast…

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Save our Wilderness information event at Howick, KZN

Sheila Berry of the Wilderness Alliance and Sifiso Dladla of MACUA (Mining Affected Community United in Action ), will be speaking at Dovehouse Organic Farm outside Howick , on Thursday, 29 May, 17:30. This event has been kindly organised by Verdant Life and hosted by Dovehouse Organics Bring your own…

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