Ian McCallum, a letter.

By Ian McCallum This letter is an appeal to the sanity and wisdom of the national government and to Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd. Thank you for the informative and chilling report on the proposed Ibutho coal mining venture on the southern border of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park. The southern section…

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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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Call for names of those eyeing coal mining near game park

This article appeared in the Mercury on 14 May 2014 By Tony Carnie The names of all the companies, directors and shareholders who hoped to profit from a coal-mining venture on the fence-line of Imfolozi game reserve must be disclosed immediately, anti-mining campaigners demanded yesterday. Junior mining company Ibutho Coal…

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Mining threat to Wilderness reserve

  This article appeared in the Mercury on 12 May 2014 By Tony Carnie DYNAMITE, dust, floodlights and convoys of coal trucks threaten to shatter the tranquillity of one of Africa’s oldest game reserves and “wilderness” areas. A mining group is planning to blast open a new coal mine on…

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Letter from Lewis Pugh

  14 May 2014 Dear Editor It has been my privilege to explore some of the most incredible parts of our planet, including the North Pole, the Antarctic and the Himalayas, and I have made it my life’s work to campaign to protect many of them. A few years ago…

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Concerns from MACUA

Dear Sir/Madam I trust you are well. MACUA has registered as an I&AP for the proposed mine at the Fuleni community. It is based on that, that I write to pass my concerns and wish for clarity on your behalf. It is the responsibility of the Environmental Assessment Practitioner to…

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Comments from readers

  These are comments posted up to now on our site by readers. Jacques Nortje Please stop this nonsense! hawkinssfca Can’t we all get along? garth fouche It is really a shame what is being done to our wildlife in this country. Although not a specialist I have gained a…

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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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More comment from the public

This objection appeared in the comments: My husband, family and I wish to submit the strongest possible objection to the application to open an opencast strip mine operation in the Imfolozi Wilderness Reserve. The idea of desecrating an animal sanctuary and wilderness area which has become an exceptionally important and…

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