Wild Coast dune mining on hold


By Tony Carnie VIOLENCE and social upheaval sparked by an Australian dune-mining application on the Wild Coast has forced Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to put a halt to any mining applications in the area for 18 months. Zwane declared the moratorium in a notice in the Government Gazette last week, …

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‘I’ve been taught by Mother Earth’ – Lihle Mbokazi: Wilderness Guide and Earth Jurisprudence Practitioner


Lihle Mbokazi is a wilderness guide, conservationist and a passionate advocate for Mother Earth. She has been listening to nature all her life and has recently been further inspired by Earth Jurisprudence. Raised in the picturesque and challenging foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, Lihle first found her love of …

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You shall not pass! - photo by Rob Symons

By Sheila Berry This morning an angry but well-behaved crowd of well over a thousand Fuleni residents forced the Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) to abort their site visit to Fuleni for Ibutho Coal’s proposed open cast mine on the boundary of the iMfolozi Wilderness Area. The site visit …

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In Defence of Life


Watch In Defence of Life and learn how courageous front line communities are standing up against mining and winning! Following the trials and triumphs of men and women in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania, the film shows that, despite all the odds, small, determined communities can successfully protect …

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A group photo of the audience who attended the Isolesiwe Film Festival

SUNDAY – 28 FEBRUARY 2016 AmaWeliseli Church, Ocilwane Village, FULENI. The idea for the Isolesizwe Film Festival grew from the participatory video training workshop held in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in November 2016, when the power of film was introduced to activists from various communities, including Fuleni and Somkhele. The Isolesizwe Film …

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