Community celebrates as iron mine plan shelved

‘Mining is a massive eviction project, not development’, says activist By Sifiso Dladla Ululation, songs and slogans set the tone at Makhasaneni near Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday when scores of community members gathered to celebrate the decision by Indian company Jindal Africa to shelve an application to mine their land.…

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WHAT IS THIS DEMOCRACY WE SPEAK OF?

  This post is available in Zulu – IYIPHI LENTANDOYENINGI ESIKHULUMA NGAYO? By Sifiso Dladla I often ask myself what democracy means. Sometimes I think government considers just holding elections are enough to wave this flag. But when it comes to ordinary people voicing opposition to matters they don’t agree with,…

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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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Outrage over mine plan at reserve – Witness

This article was printed in the Witness September 3, 2015. A PROPOSAL for an anthracite mine bordering the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve has been met with outrage from various conservation groups. In a press release sent by the iMfo1ozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA), director Sheila Berry said no one should be…

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