Don’t take what belongs to us

By Robby Mokgalaka Hell hath no fury as a community united against coal mining! “Do not call another meeting. Ocilwane (Part of  Fuleni) does not want the mine no matter what you offer us, so do not come back. Today you have heard the people complain that you are ignoring…

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Coal mine meeting is off!

By Tony Carnie The much-anticipated public showdown over the controversial coal mine next to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve has been called off until further notice. The meeting, originally scheduled for Monday morning at KwaMbonambi, was cancelled yesterday by public participation and environmental consultants acting for Ibutho Coal. The purpose of the…

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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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Demolition sticker outrage

This article appeared in the Mercury on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 By Tony Carnie RURAL villagers on the boundary of Africa’s oldest wilderness area are outraged after finding “demolition stickers” on their front doors – apparently placed there by a mining company that wants to dynamite giant coal pits underneath…

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GET’s Response to the Acceptance of the Final Scoping Report for Fuleni

By Sheila Berry Registered stakeholders received notification on Friday, 17 April 2015, from Lizinda Dickson of Naledi Development Restructured (Pty) Ltd that the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) has accepted the amended Final Scoping Report for the Fuleni open cast coal mine on the edge of…

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu signs GET declaration

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, GET’s lawyer, Kirsten Youens, had tea with Nobel Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Cape Town. It has been her lifelong ambition to meet in person this man whose name is synonymous with honesty and integrity and who is not afraid to speak out against…

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Coal mine will blast peace for thousands near game park

This article appeared in the Mercury on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 By Tony Carnie Life will never be quite the same for several thousand people next to Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area if a massive new coal mine is blasted open underneath or next to their homes. A…

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Serious anomalies found in Fuleni Final Scoping Report

Within minutes of Lizinda Dickson of Naledi Development sending out the notification yesterday (3 March 20130) of the availability of the amended Fuleni Scoping Report, interested and affected parties were picking holes in it and finding disturbing anomalies and misrepresentations. “Our team of experts started scrutinizing the report as soon…

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REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AVAILABILITY OF THE AMENDED FINAL SCOPING REPORT

REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AVAILABILITY OF THE AMENDED FINAL SCOPING REPORT DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/1/10060MR KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013 The final Scoping Report for the Fuleni Anthracite Project was submitted to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (the Competent Authority) on 27 June 2014. On 15…

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