In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

Solidarity flowed between UK and South African communities resisting coal mining this week at a rally to reject the Druridge Bay coal mine. If the mine is stopped, it could herald the end of UK open cast coal mining. Good news as climate change knows no borders!   1st June...

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

On the eve of what could be a landmark plannning inquiry for the future of UK Coal, communities fighting the expansion of coal mining in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have reached out in support of UK allies campaigning to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland....

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

  • Written on: 25 April 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

South African national broadcaster SABC News has a section on the proposed coal mine in Fuleni, KwaZulu-Natal and the opposition to it from both young and old, men and women in the community. All understand that the supposed benefits are few and fleeting whilst land is currently being grabbed, farming...

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

Originally posted by SaveOurWilderness. Words by Sheila Berry, photos by Rob Symons. This morning an angry but well-behaved crowd of well over a thousand Fuleni residents forced the Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) to abort their site visit to Fuleni for Ibutho Coal’s proposed open cast mine on the...

Mining firm reconsiders Zululand plans

Mining firm reconsiders Zululand plans

Originally published by The Mercury on 24/11/15. Public Outcry A major public outcry over coal mining next to Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area has forced a local mining group back to the drawing board to consider its alternatives. Two years ago, the Johannesburg-based Ibutho Coal group announced its...

Ngisika elijikayo/The tip of the iceberg

Ngisika elijikayo/The tip of the iceberg

Sifiso Dladla, community spokesman for the ICWA (iMfolozi Community Wildlife Alliance), speaks out on why Ibutho Coal’s proposed mine “promises chaos and deception”, not prosperity in the first of a new series. Originally published in Isolezwe. October 8, 2015. Dear Readers, Mfundi wendaba, This is my first of a few columns I...

The Fuleni coal mine serves no-one

The Fuleni coal mine serves no-one

Posted by Save Our Wilderness. By Richard Compton Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most respected and experienced conservationists have jointly argued that the controversial Fuleni coal mine envisioned to be established right on the boundary of the Wilderness area of the historic iMfolozi Game Reserve will undermine and in some cases destroy...

Outrage over coal mine bordering Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Wilderness

Outrage over coal mine bordering Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Wilderness

This article was originally 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...

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...

South Africa: Fuleni communities tell Ibutho Coal to leave and never return!

South Africa: Fuleni communities tell Ibutho Coal to leave and never return!

By Sheila Berry. Originally posted at Save Our iMfolozi Wilderness Over a thousand vocal Fuleni residents gathered at Ntuthunga 2, yesterday, Sunday, 17 May 2015, at 10h00, for a meeting called by Ibutho Coal to present information about the EIA report. The reason given for the meeting was that Marietjie...