Community exchange visit: Fuleni to Somkhele

By Sifiso Dladla Sunday, the 19th of October 2014 will go down in the history books of the Global Environmental Trust, Save Our Imfolozi Wilderness Campaign, Community and Wilderness Alliance and all stakeholders involved in preventing the proposed mine in the Fuleni reserve as the turning point because indeed it…

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Impact study for proposed coal mine rejected

This article appeared in the Witness on 17 October 2014 By Elise Tempelhoff THE KwaZulu-Natal department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs has rejected the impact study for the proposed Fuleni coal mine. The mine is mooted on the border of the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi nature reserves. Spokesperson for the Save…

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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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iButho Coal fail to meet with community

Ibutho Coal and its consultants, Jacana Environmentals and Naledi Developments, did not turn up in Fuleni for their scheduled 9h00 community meeting in Ntuthunga 2, yesterday, Sunday 7th September 2014. There was no apology or communication from Thembi Myeni, Ibutho Coal director and spokesperson, or from consultants, Marietjie Eksteen and…

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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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Business Day: iMfolozi coal mines raise concerns

  THE coal, sand and mineral mines of KwaZulu-Natal — including illegal operations — have long worried environmental groups, who cite destruction of ecologically sensitive areas like St Lucia and the iMfolozi reserve on the North Coast. Provincial and national government have the power to act. But, say environmental activists,…

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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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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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