WHAT IS THIS DEMOCRACY WE SPEAK OF?

  This post is available in Zulu – IYIPHI LENTANDOYENINGI ESIKHULUMA NGAYO? By Sifiso Dladla I often ask myself what democracy means. Sometimes I think government considers just holding elections are enough to wave this flag. But when it comes to ordinary people voicing opposition to matters they don’t agree with,…

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Ngisika elijikayo: A column by Sifiso Dladla

This article appeared in Isolezwe on October 8, 2015, and is the first in a series. By Sifiso Dladla Sifiso Dladla is a human and environmental rights advocate. For ICWA (iMfolozi Community Wildlife Alliance) he is the community co-ordinator and spokesperson. Dear Readers, Mfundi wendaba, This is my first of…

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Is absolutely nowhere safe from mining?

    This article appeared in the Independent on Saturday, on October 3, 2015. Conservationists outraged over proposed coal mine on HiP border Private game farm and lodge owners in Zululand have expressed their “horror and outrage” at news that a coal mine could be developed right on the boundary…

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Ibutho Coal must leave us alone

This is a letter by a community member, addressed to the editor of the Mercury in response to an article by Tony Carnie – “Nearly 1 000 face removal by mine”. It was published in the Mercury on June 29, 2015. Dear Mr Editor I am writing to say thank…

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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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No plan yet for home demolitions, says company

By Tony Carnie The company that aspires to mine several million tons of coal from the borderline of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi wilderness zone has denied that identity stickers placed on the front doors of several rural homes mean that those people will definitely have to move out. Responding to concerns from…

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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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