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Coal Of Africa?

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed regarding Mapungubwe so that a mining company accussed of non-compliance with the National Environmental Management Act can resume its work, with SanParks keeping an eye on them.  What do you think about this? The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South African National Parks (SanParks) and Coal of Africa […]

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Help Save Our World Heritage Site

Green Renaissance Productions has recently filmed a series of videos to raise awareness about the potentially damaging effects of coal mining outside of the Mapungubwe World Heritage site. Mapungubwe is one of South Africa’s most sacred places. It is a World Heritage Site, the site of the earliest Southern African Kingdom, a National Park and […]

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Wild Coast – Minister Shabangu revokes mining rights

I have written a fair amount on the proposed mining at Xolobeni and nearly three years ago now, set up a marginally successful petition opposing it. It was touch and go as to whether the mining rights granted to an Australian company would be repealed so the email I received yesterday from Val at Sustaining […]

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Have your say on the future of the Wild Coast!

There has been heated debate about the future of the Wild Coast recently. The proposed mining of the Xolobeni area and now the extension of the N2, which will supposedly result in socio-economic development in the area but will also have long-lasting, detrimental effects on the environment. Here are various arguments and comments; from Sustaining […]

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Xolobeni mining – shady ‘support’ from locals

I have written about the proposed mining of the Xolobeni area. See blogposts here, here and here. The local mining company says that it will bring employment to the area. Those opposed say it will bring destruction. I feel that an area of such biodiversity and uniqueness should be preserved as a heritage site. This […]

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