GET AND CAWA’S SUBMISSION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (PCEA) HLUHLUWE, KZN – 29 AUGUST 2014

The Global Environmental Trust (GET) is a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, based in KZN, concerned about ensuring healthy and sustainable environments for present and future generations. Our focus has been on the Somkhele communities on the eastern boundary of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) where, since 2007, social and economic…

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Global Environmental Subcommittee Opposing Mining Expansion (GET SOME). Update – July to 11 August 2014

The Global Environmental Subcommittee Opposing Mining Expansion (GET SOME) acting on behalf of the Community and Wilderness Alliance (CAWA) has been very active this past month in five main areas listed below with more comprehensive information to follow: – 1.     Engaging with the four Fuleni communities directly affected by Ibutho…

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Mining firm asked to name its backers

ibutho challenged This article appeared in the Mercury. By Tony Carnie THE names of all the beneficiaries and funders of a major new coal mine next to Imfolozi Game Reserve must be made public immediately, because public assets are at stake. This is the view of Jeremy Ridl, Durban environmental…

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The Guardian: Mining poses new threat to world’s greatest rhino sanctuary

Plans for an opencast coalmine on the boundary of South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve could pave the way for even greater poaching and pollution The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed…

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Proposed coal mine stokes residents’ ire

  By Vivien van der Sandt This article appeared in the Daily News on Monday, 30 June 2014. A NORTHERN KwaZulu-Natal community that faces being uprooted if a proposed coal mine is approved have said their neighbours’ bitter experience with a mining company had largely influenced their decision to oppose…

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