Mining ‘could ruin wilderness’

  Report warns against iMfolozi damage By Tony Carnie ONE of the last truly wild corners of ancient Africa would never be the same again — and could lose its global status as a wilderness area — if a local mining company was allowed to blast open new coal mining…

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Nearly 1 000 face removal by mine

By Tony Carnie ALMOST 1 000 people stand to be removed from their homes to make way for the controversial coal mine planned on the southern border of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve. Several of the oldest residents facing relocation have already been shifted previously, having been forcibly removed from Empangeni…

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IBUTHO COAL SENT PACKING FOR A SECOND TIME IN ONE WEEK – 20 May 2015

  An attempt by Ibutho Coal and its consultants to piggy-back on a municipal gathering on the morning of 20 May 2015, to open a new crèche in Novunula, was thwarted when angry residents threatened to disrupt the event unless Ibutho Coal was told to leave. The Mfolozi municipal officials…

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COMMUNITY AND WILDERNESS ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER & UPDATE

  Friday, 14 November 2014 Greetings friends and wilderness supporters This update is being written a few days after the devastating news of Tim Condon’s death, on Sunday, 9 November.  Since the very first day of the Save Our iMfolozi Wilderness campaign, Tim has been its strongest on-line support and…

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Please support our campaign

A BIG thanks all who have signed the Avaaz petition to stop the Fuleni coal mine. We are well on the way to reaching 52 000 signatures. Please encourage others to sign. To date, 770 rhino were killed this year for their horn. If the Fuleni mine goes ahead, rhino…

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Daily Maverick: Rape of a conservation area: iMfolozi Wilderness versus Ibutho Coal

By Braam Malherbe The iMfolozi Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is fighting battles on many fronts. Human settlements, agriculture, poaching and mining are all challenging the existence of this important wilderness area. We must consider the impact of coal mining on the boundary of iMfolozi, specifically regarding the proposed Fuleni mine,…

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Fuleni Community Send Ibutho Coal Packing

  By Sheila Berry A Fuleni mine meeting was cut short on Sunday, 31 August 2014, and Ibutho Coal was sent packing by angry Ocilwane residents before Marietjie Eksteen of Jacana Environmentals could finish her presentation. Ocilwane is one of the four villages directly affected by the proposed Fuleni open…

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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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