Media Release: High Court application against Tendele Coal’s additional 222km2 mining right

On 15 November 2018, MCEJO and Sabelo Dladla, with assistance from Legal Aid South Africa, filed a Review Application in the North Gauteng High Court to review and set aside the Director-General’s decision to grant Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd a further 222km2 to mine coal next to Zululand’s  flagship Game Reserve.…

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Letter to DMR Task Team for Somkhele

Below is the letter from Youens Attorneys to the Department of Mineral Resources Task Team for Somkhele. The meeting between the Task Team and the Somkhele Communities on 1 October 2018, was cancelled by the Mayor of Mtubatuba.

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Mayor cancels meeting with DMR Task Team and Somkhele community

  “I am astounded at the lack of respect given to my clients in these forums. The Agenda was particularly offensive after the tumultuous events in Somkhele and Xolobeni two weeks earlier and given that we attended a meeting where DMR would finally be listening to grievances of the community.…

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Update on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign

  I am sure most keen supporters of the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign have been wondering what has been happening since April this year, when there was a flurry of activity around the visit of  the Regional Mining Development And Environmental Committee (RMDC), to Fuleni. That series of events was covered in…

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GET Fuleni submissions to RMDEC

RMDEC Meeting 22 April 2016 This meeting was called by the Regional Mining Development And Environmental Committee (RMDEC) after being requested to do so by Youens Attorneys (and presumably others involved in the matter) in a letter to DMR objecting to the granting of the prospecting rights and to the…

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Registered objectors not invited to Fuleni meeting

By Tamlyn Jolly Zululand Observer May 5, 2016 DESPITE more than 100 interested and affected parties (IAPs) who registered their objections to Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni mine, only 89 were officially invited to the recent Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) meeting in Nseleni. RMDEC is a statutory body of…

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Open Letter to Mineral Resources Minister, Mr Zwane

An open letter from ICWA to the Minister of Mineral Resources and RMDEC, concerning the RMDEC meeting on 22 April 2016, at Enseleni, concerning Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni Anthracite Project.     Open letter to Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Minister of Mineral Resources Re: Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni mine and the…

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Best Kept Secret – Minister Zwane’s KZN Mining Imbizo

By Sheila Berry Last Thursday morning, 7th April, from 11h00 to 14h00, while Xolobeni and Fuleni activists and their supporters were picketing outside the DMR offices in Bay House, Durban, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane, was holding a Mining Imbizo at the obscure Ndumakuda Community Hall, Ward…

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Activists maintain their anti-mining stance

8 Apr 2016 The Mercury Thami Magubane Activists maintain their anti-mining stance THE murder of an anti-mining activist on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape, has served to strengthen the resolve of other anti-mining activists in the area to make sure that no mining takes place there. This was…

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Community calls for an end to mining in KZN, E Cape

On Thursday, 7 April, community members from Fuleni, Somkhele and Xolobeni joined with other activists in front of the DMR offices in Anton Lembede Street, Durban to protest against mining in their ancestral lands. The community activists demonstrated in solidarity with Xolobeni after the tragic assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe.…

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