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...

A Healthy Relationship? Wellcome Trust’s refusal to cut ties with fossil fuel industry is unacceptable

A Healthy Relationship? Wellcome Trust’s refusal to cut ties with fossil fuel industry is unacceptable

Last week the Wellcome Trust, one of the two largest health charities in the world and a prolific investor in the fossil fuel industry, refused to make the ‘grand gesture’ of divesting from fossil fuels. Speaking as the Trust comes under concerted pressure to divest from The Guardian newspaper’s keep...