Dr Ian Player remembered

Today is Dr Ian Player’s birthday.  All of us on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign fondly remember him as a great human being, a conservationist and an advocate of Wilderness. He sadly passed away on 30 November 2014 Dr Ian Player is mostly remembered for his sterling work in…

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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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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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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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WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS – A TRIBUTE TO DR IAN PLAYER

WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS – A TRIBUTE TO DR IAN PLAYER In the midst of launching Project Rhino KZN’s ‪#‎LetOurVoicesBeHeard and our partnership with Operation Game Change in Vietnam, my ongoing work with ZAP-Wing, setting up the Ranger Support Programme for KZN’s anti-poaching teams on the frontline of the rhino…

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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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Putting Player’s life on the big screen

This article appeared in the Mercury on 23 February 2015 By Tony Carnie RONIT Shapiro woke in the very early hours in London five years ago to tell her husband that she had been seized by “a crazy idea”. “I want to make a film? It will be beautiful!” she…

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Sermon by Bishop Geoff Davies: Dr Ian Player Memorial Service

My welcome to you all. Many of you will have known Ian better than I. From my experience he was a deeply spiritual man. He was a faithful member of St Mark, the little Anglican Church in Karkloof. It is right that we honour him here in Hilton College Chapel.…

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