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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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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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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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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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GET AND CAWA’S SUBMISSION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (PCEA) HLUHLUWE, KZN – 29 AUGUST 2014

The Global Environmental Trust (GET) is a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, based in KZN, concerned about ensuring healthy and sustainable environments for present and future generations. Our focus has been on the Somkhele communities on the eastern boundary of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) where, since 2007, social and economic…

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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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Coalition launches latest salvo in battle to stop iMfolozi coal mine

  Minister urged to end ‘mining as usual’ and prevent ‘land grab’ following unlawful prospecting process   Johannesburg – With opposition to a proposed coal mine on the border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park gathering pace, a coalition of community and conservation groups has written to the Minister of Mineral Resources,…

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