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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Comment from a Wilderness guide

Dear Karl, Will you please register me as an Interested and Affected Party for the abovementioned project? I would also like to object to the mining taking place. In principle I object for the same reasons as the Gaia Foundation (document attached). However, I would like to make a specific…

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Criminal tamed by wild trip

  By Myrtle Ryan Vusi Jali still has bullets in his body, a relic of his life of violence, but a recent wilderness encounter has seen him turning his back on crime. Jali’s transformation could be attributed in part to a non-violent man of books. Librarian Hector Mgobhozi selected him…

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To the miners of Anthracite on the boundary of iMfolozi game reserve

By John Roff   To the miners of Anthracite on the boundary of iMfolozi game reserve  It is not just that you have fouled the rural beauty of the homes of generations, It is not just that you have disturbed the resting place of ancestors whose stories are woven with…

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Period for comment on scoping phase extended to 12 May

The public participation consultants have granted our request to extend the comment period on the scoping phase. The period has been extended until the 12 May 2014. Please note that this is the scoping phase.  This is an opportunity to bring up issues which need to be included in the…

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Draft scoping report and Appendix 1- Public participation summary record

The  Fuleni draft scoping report and its Appendix 1 public participation record have been added to the documents page.  Please follow the links to view or download. Please read these documents and send in your comments. The contact details are in the document but I will add them below. The…

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Comment from the Gaia Foundation

Dear Karl Wiggishoff   Please find attached a letter from the Gaia Foundation urging you to recognise and respect the iMfolozi wilderness as a No-Go Area for mining and extractive activities.    We would also like to request our registration as an I&AP. Kindly confirm receipt of our objection letter.  …

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Website and petition launch

We managed to launch the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness website and our Avaaz petition today – 1st May 2014. The following emails were sent in solidarity and support during the past few days. We are sharing them with you to indicate the extent of the support base and the calibre…

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