New Mining Threat Looms – Zululand Observer

By Tamlyn Jolly Just as the dust had settled on the Fuleni communities’ successful fight against an opencast mine on their doorstep, another mining company has applied for a prospecting licence in the same area. After much protesting and hostility from the Fuleni communities, Ibutho Coal in 2016 gave up…

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Imvukuzane Resources threatens the Fuleni Reserve and the iMfolozi wilderness

  URGENT APPEAL – REGISTER NOW AS AN INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY (IAP) WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP A DEVASTATING NEW COAL MINE ON THE BORDER OF THE HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK Background For the second time in four years, the Fuleni community, home of the Mthethwa people for centuries, is…

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Tribute to Wally Menne

By Sheila Berry A week ago, on Thursday 26 October 2017, one of KZN’s most dedicated and well-known activists, Wally Menne, unexpectedly passed away.  His sad death, at 66 years old, leaves a huge void. He is survived by his wife, Rose Williams, Director of Biowatch, and three sons, Adam, Robus…

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Why is Wilderness important?

Below is a letter to the SOIW campaign from Brodie Craig affirming the value of Wilderness. To Whom It May Concern, In early May of this year, I embarked on a journey through the iMfolozi Park that inspired in me a passion for conservation and protection for this harrowed land.…

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A letter to Affirm the Value of Wilderness

By Ryan Nealis To whom it may concern I am writing to you to inform you about the incredible experience that I had while I was on trail in the Imfolozi park while conjunction with the Wilderness Leadership School. We spent 5 days and 4 nights learning about Zulu culture…

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iMfolozi Wilderness faces shock new coal mining threat

Plans to expand the Somkhele open cast coal mine, virtually to the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park’s wilderness area, were recently released by Jarmi Steyn, Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd’s Chief Operating Officer. Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd is wholly owned by JSE listed Petmin. Petmin’s success over the years has…

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