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...

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...

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...