Tribute to Dr Ian Player

By Sheila Berry On Saturday, 1 December 2018, a ceremony was held at St Mark’s Church, Karkloof, in memory of the legendary conservationist, Dr Ian Player, who passed away four years ago on 30 November 2014. His name is inextricably linked with the saving of the White Rhino from extinction…

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Implications of the Landmark Constitutional Court decision for mining affected communities

  Yesterday’s ConCourt decision is a hugely significant decision for communities and land owners. It means that mining companies who have obtained a mining right cannot simply go onto the land and start mining, as they could to date, even without the agreement of the land rights holder. The Court…

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Imvukuzane Resources threatens the Fuleni Reserve and the iMfolozi wilderness

  URGENT APPEAL – REGISTER NOW AS AN INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY (IAP) WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP A DEVASTATING NEW COAL MINE ON THE BORDER OF THE HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK Background For the second time in four years, the Fuleni community, home of the Mthethwa people for centuries, is…

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Summary of Court papers – Global Environmental Trust and Others vs Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd and Others

By Kirsten Youens Our court hearing against Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd and Others is set down for 24 August 2018. Here is a very brief summary of the papers:   Our Founding Papers request the Court to grant an interdict preventing Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd from operating their…

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Tribute to Wally Menne

By Sheila Berry A week ago, on Thursday 26 October 2017, one of KZN’s most dedicated and well-known activists, Wally Menne, unexpectedly passed away.  His sad death, at 66 years old, leaves a huge void. He is survived by his wife, Rose Williams, Director of Biowatch, and three sons, Adam, Robus…

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Why is Wilderness important?

Below is a letter to the SOIW campaign from Brodie Craig affirming the value of Wilderness. To Whom It May Concern, In early May of this year, I embarked on a journey through the iMfolozi Park that inspired in me a passion for conservation and protection for this harrowed land.…

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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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ICWA letter to Tendele Coal Mining COO Jarmi Steyn

Letter to Tendele Coal Mining COO Jarmi Steyn, from the iMfolozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA) If you cannot see the reader on your device please use the above link or here

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Mining poses threat to iMfolozi wilderness zone

Petmin group subsidiary told Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife it wants to extract anthracite on border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park By Tony Carnie One of the world’s oldest game reserves and a cradle of African rhino conservation is under threat by a coal-mining venture that could wreck one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness…

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