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...

Suspend Wild Coast mining, say leading health academics

Suspend Wild Coast mining, say leading health academics

Originally published by GroundUp on 02/04/16. Heads of university health departments write letter to Minister of Mineral Resources Following the assassination of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, the heads of the schools of public and community health at five universities have written to the Minster of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, calling for...

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...

Midland Community Take a Stand Against Fracking

Midland Community Take a Stand Against Fracking

  • Written on: 23 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

An important short video-documentary of the latest battle against extractivism to hit South Africa’s shores. In the midst of one of the worst droughts since 1993, Rhino Oil and Gas is proposing to frack over 18 million hectares of sensitive ecosystems and more than 10,000 farms across the nation. More...

Let communities act on water crisis

Let communities act on water crisis

Originally published by The Star on 09/11/15.   As announced by Minister Nomvula Mokonyane just over a week ago, South Africa is in a severe drought. This is particularly affecting KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. However other areas are under considerable water stress. These include the Waterberg, North West as...

Campaigning against coal in KwaZulu Natal

Campaigning against coal in KwaZulu Natal

  • Written on: 27 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

This is a video made in Zulu (with English subtitles) to inform the Fuleni community of the experience of living next to a coal mine. It recounts the real situation faced by the communities around the Somkhele mine in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. To discover more, visit the award-winning Save...