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…

Continue reading

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,…

Continue reading

A trail that accentuates the value of wilderness

By Rob Symons I am in the fortunate position to be an Organic Farmer who is very involved in the campaign to save the iMfolozi Wilderness from a coal mine. So let me digress for a while from the usual subjects of the Farm Gate and speak instead from the…

Continue reading

Mining ‘could ruin wilderness’

  Report warns against iMfolozi damage By Tony Carnie ONE of the last truly wild corners of ancient Africa would never be the same again — and could lose its global status as a wilderness area — if a local mining company was allowed to blast open new coal mining…

Continue reading

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.…

Continue reading

Rewilding: A poem by Ian McCallum

REWILDING Awake … I am both predator and prey, every sense pricked to the signals of danger, meat, fertility and homecoming. Alert … I know about narrow escapes. I have learned from my scars the art of rewilding … to see before I’m seen and to listen. Every shadow is…

Continue reading

Soul is more important than coal

This article appeared in the Food and Wine supplement of the Mercury on December 3 2014 By Rob Symons On May 1 this year I was relaxing in bed taking advantage of the opportunity to sleep in when I received a call from a friend, Sheila Berry. “Rob, there’s a…

Continue reading