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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iMfolozi is a National Heritage

This article appeared in the Cape Times on January 15, 2016. By Richard Compton The proposed establishment of a vast and hugely controversial 32-year long, open-pit, anthracite coal mine right on the boundary (within 60 meters) of iMfolozi Game Reserve in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, has predictably unleashed howls of opposition –…

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‘What is this nonsense?’ Veteran conservator condemns plans to mine coal near iMfolozi

By Richard Compton Gladman Buthelezi: ‘Just what do our leaders think they are doing encouraging this Ibutho coal mining company in this sacred area? They have paid no attention to this region’s rich traditional and legal heritage.’ “THIS is an injustice and the South African government should never be associated…

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Sound Economic Reasons Why Ibutho Coal’s Fuleni Mine Cannot Be Profitable

  The following entertaining article comes from respected Economy Professor Patrick Bond of the Centre for Civil Society at UKZN in Durban, after he was asked to give a simple explanation of natural capital to non-economists involved in opposing the Fuleni open cast coal mine on the boundary of the…

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GOVERNMENT IGNORING PROVEN ‘GREEN ECONOMY’ FOR MINING

  By Richard Compton The SA government is either marginalising or intentionally ignoring investment in the eco-tourism and related ‘green’ industries that hold such profitable potential for thousands of hectares of community-owned landholdings throughout KZN. Instead, “spurious, quick-fix solutions” like inappropriate mining locations are being encouraged that are stifling the…

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Reply to Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015

  Response: Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015. From: iMfolozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA) ICWA considers Ibutho Coal’s announcement, on 18 November 2015, to delay the Fuleni EIA process in order to undertake “additional work” as both a clear admission and confirmation that the public participation process (PPP) conducted…

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South African Blog of the year awards

Last year our site saveourwilderness.wordpress.com achieved runner up in the SA blog of the year awards in the environment category. That was in a large part thanks to the votes of our loyal campaign supporters. We have entered again this year so would you all please express your votes again,…

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REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS

  This is good news. It appears we are back to the drawing board! Dear Sir / Madam REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/2/10060MR KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013 Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd applied for a Mining Right in terms of…

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Jim Feely and iMfolozi

Jim Feely’s Role in Creating the iMfolozi Wilderness Area We hereby wish to record and honour the direct link between the late Jim Feely and the iMfolozi Wilderness Area we are fighting so hard to protect from Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni open cast coal mine. When Ian Player was in…

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Why is iMfolozi important to me?

  A letter to the Wilderness Leadership School by Kris Marais Hello WLS, My name is Kris Marais. My best friend, William Elliott and I walked the iMfolozi in 2002 and 2003 with Paul Cryer and Manhla. I also did the 10 day trail in 2004 with Julia my partner…

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