We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

  UK planners have the opportunity to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay due to climate change concerns. For the sake of a livable and prosperous future for all, they must take it, say coal-affected communities from South Africa.       Communities fighting the expansion...

In Defence of Life

In Defence of Life

  • Written on: 18 April 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water...

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...

Coal Mining Threatens World’s Greatest Rhino Sanctuary

Coal Mining Threatens World’s Greatest Rhino Sanctuary

  • Written on: 07 July 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video by Alliance Earth. A short video telling both the history of rhino conservation and the threats they face – from the well known activities of poachers to the large coal-mine project at the iMfolozi nature reserve. Communities and conservationists alike talk about how to defend against large mining corporations....

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...

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...