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...

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...

Huge Opposition to Zululand coal mine ‘catastrophe’

Huge Opposition to Zululand coal mine ‘catastrophe’

Originally at Save our iMfolozi Wilderness. The fight is on! And it promises to be one of the most bitterly contested battles in KwaZulu Natal’s environmental history. The proposed anthracite ‘Fuleni’ coal mine targeted for establishment on the south-eastern border of the world famous Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game reserve in Zululand has...

Ibutho Coal must leave us alone

Ibutho Coal must leave us alone

This letter was originally published in The Mercury on the 29th June 2015. (then republished on Save Our Wilderness)     Dear Mr Editor I am writing to say thank you to Mr Tony Carnie for his article Nearly 1 000 face removal by mine in the Mercury on 23...

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...

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...