Tribute to Jim Feely

By Paul Dutton Friends— I heard the sad news that Jim passed on Sunday, 18 October, but I am heartened that he is on the next adventure!! Jim or The Brain, as we used to call him, had a great influence on all the young game rangers hand-picked by Ian…

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Tribute to Mr Gednezar Dladla

  “Well-known and deeply respected Somkhele activist, Mr Gednezar Dladla, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a brief battle with cancer.” By Sheila Berry Well-known and deeply respected Somkhele activist, Mr Gednezar Dladla, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a brief battle…

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Ngisika elijikayo: A column by Sifiso Dladla

This article appeared in Isolezwe on October 8, 2015, and is the first in a series. By Sifiso Dladla Sifiso Dladla is a human and environmental rights advocate. For ICWA (iMfolozi Community Wildlife Alliance) he is the community co-ordinator and spokesperson. Dear Readers, Mfundi wendaba, This is my first of…

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Fuleni Travesty!

    By Tony Carnie South Africa’s obligation to protect its natural heritage for future generations will be called into serious question if the government allows a new open-pit coal mine to blasted open on the fence line of Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area. The negative impact on…

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Is absolutely nowhere safe from mining?

    This article appeared in the Independent on Saturday, on October 3, 2015. Conservationists outraged over proposed coal mine on HiP border Private game farm and lodge owners in Zululand have expressed their “horror and outrage” at news that a coal mine could be developed right on the boundary…

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Ezemvelo opposes Fuleni mine

By Sheila Berry Tony Carnie’s article published in the Mercury on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, publicly reports for the first time Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s position and reasons for strongly opposing the proposed Fuleni open cast coal mine on the boundary of the iMfolozi wilderness area. Ezemvelo is the agency responsible…

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THIS COAL MINE SERVES NO-ONE!

  By Richard Compton Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most respected and experienced conservationists have jointly argued that the controversial ‘Fuleni’ coal mine envisioned to be established right on the boundary of the Wilderness area of the historic iMfolozi Game Reserve will undermine and in some cases destroy the very fabric of…

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Ezemvelo says No to coal mining

This article was published in the Mercury on September 30, 2015. By Tony Carnie EZEMVELO KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife has come out strongly against coal mining on the borderline of its flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve, warning that the proposed mine would “destroy” large sections of Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area.…

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Anthracite mine fight gains momentum

This article was published in the Eyethu Bay Watch on September 16, 2015. By Tamlyn Jolly AS opposers of Ibutho Coal’s proposed Fuleni anthracite project eagerly await news of the project’s progress, the fight has gained momentum as the largest collection of environmental and conservation NGOs ever, joined forces to…

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Anthracite mine ‘fatally flawed’ – Daily News

  This article was published in the Daily News on Friday, September 4, 2015. By Richard Compton THE proposed “Fuleni” anthracite mine targeted for establishment on the south-eastern border of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in Zululand has been confronted by the largest collection of environmental and conservation NGO groupings established…

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