The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

“The iMfolozi mining issue is discussed in the second half of the article.” By Patrick Bond The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations. Environmentalists lead, but…

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MACUA NATIONAL MARCH (13th AUGUST 2014) and MEMORANDUM

By Sifiso Dladla MACUA MARCH PLANNING MEETING (30 July 2014) The MACUA (Mining affected communities united in action) meeting at the end of July was to discuss the annual Mining Lekgotla scheduled to take place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng from the 11th to 15th of August. The Mining…

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GET AND CAWA’S SUBMISSION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (PCEA) HLUHLUWE, KZN – 29 AUGUST 2014

The Global Environmental Trust (GET) is a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, based in KZN, concerned about ensuring healthy and sustainable environments for present and future generations. Our focus has been on the Somkhele communities on the eastern boundary of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) where, since 2007, social and economic…

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Global Environmental Subcommittee Opposing Mining Expansion (GET SOME). Update – July to 11 August 2014

The Global Environmental Subcommittee Opposing Mining Expansion (GET SOME) acting on behalf of the Community and Wilderness Alliance (CAWA) has been very active this past month in five main areas listed below with more comprehensive information to follow: – 1.     Engaging with the four Fuleni communities directly affected by Ibutho…

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Mining firm asked to name its backers

ibutho challenged This article appeared in the Mercury. By Tony Carnie THE names of all the beneficiaries and funders of a major new coal mine next to Imfolozi Game Reserve must be made public immediately, because public assets are at stake. This is the view of Jeremy Ridl, Durban environmental…

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The Guardian: Mining poses new threat to world’s greatest rhino sanctuary

Plans for an opencast coalmine on the boundary of South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve could pave the way for even greater poaching and pollution The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed…

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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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Coalition launches latest salvo in battle to stop iMfolozi coal mine

  Minister urged to end ‘mining as usual’ and prevent ‘land grab’ following unlawful prospecting process   Johannesburg – With opposition to a proposed coal mine on the border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park gathering pace, a coalition of community and conservation groups has written to the Minister of Mineral Resources,…

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Proposed coal mine stokes residents’ ire

  By Vivien van der Sandt This article appeared in the Daily News on Monday, 30 June 2014. A NORTHERN KwaZulu-Natal community that faces being uprooted if a proposed coal mine is approved have said their neighbours’ bitter experience with a mining company had largely influenced their decision to oppose…

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Community won’t budge for coal mine

June 27 2014 at 12:57pm By SAPA Pretoria – Community leaders in Kwambonambi in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal insist they will not accept relocation to pave the way for a proposed open-cast anthracite coal mine. Elders say a cloud has hung over them since news broke that iButho Coal wants to…

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