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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 It was touch and go as to whether the mining rights granted to an Australian company would be repealed so the email I received yesterday from Val at Sustaining the Wildcoast was great news!! I now hope that the Australian company doesn’t appeal the decision and that something can be done to promote the area in terms of socio-economic development as well as environmental preservation. It seems to me that an area with a unique landscape, offering both grasslands and sand dunes, and such richness of species, should be protected as a national treasure and could be promoted to tourists…

I just thought you might like to celebrate in this good news.

For the moment SWC are