Regional Mining, Development and Environmental Committee meeting postponed

We have just received notification that the RMDEC meeting called by the DMR on 7 April, 2016 has been postponed to the 22 April, 2016. Excerpt from official email below: This communiqué serves to inform you that the RMDEC meeting has been postponed to the 22nd April 2016 due to the…

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Heated confrontation at protest march

  By Tamlyn Jolly AMID threats of violence from izinduna, Mpukunyoni community members on Monday marched to the Mpukunyoni Traditional Council offices in protest against what they deem corrupt leadership. ‘Mpukunyoni Traditional Council must fall!’ was sung by the 300-strong crowd of protestors as Bongani Pearce, march organiser and Chairman…

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‘What is this nonsense?’ Veteran conservator condemns plans to mine coal near iMfolozi

By Richard Compton Gladman Buthelezi: ‘Just what do our leaders think they are doing encouraging this Ibutho coal mining company in this sacred area? They have paid no attention to this region’s rich traditional and legal heritage.’ “THIS is an injustice and the South African government should never be associated…

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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,…

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REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS

  This is good news. It appears we are back to the drawing board! Dear Sir / Madam REGISTERED INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/2/10060MR KZNDEDT REFERENCE: DC 28/0035/2013: KZN/EIA/0001371/2013 Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd applied for a Mining Right in terms of…

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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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Why is iMfolozi important to me?

  A letter to the Wilderness Leadership School by Kris Marais Hello WLS, My name is Kris Marais. My best friend, William Elliott and I walked the iMfolozi in 2002 and 2003 with Paul Cryer and Manhla. I also did the 10 day trail in 2004 with Julia my partner…

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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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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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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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