‘Going back to my Roots’, a personal story by Mashudu Takalani

Mashudu is a young woman of twenty-eight (28) from the Venda culture in Limpopo Province, north eastern South Africa. She works with EarthLore, a Southern African organisation, accompanying communities in their path to revive their indigenous knowledge and practices. Here Mashudu tells the story of her journey so far, revealing …

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To mine or not to mine?

A report back on the Alternative Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town earlier this month (6th & 8th February, 2017) By Jasper Finkeldy Dark floors, white walls, conference participants in ties and formal dresses. From the red armchair in the lobby of a hotel in central Cape Town …

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A Reflection on SEED

A reflection at the Biowatch National SEED Event held in Pongola on 21-23 June 2016 By Method Gundidza  Thanks to you all NGO groups and farmers represented here, and I do not forget those whom we represent back home where we come from who could not be here with us. …

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Earth Jurisprudence and the Great Work of our time

EarthLore team in Towerland wilderness exploring Earth Jurisprudence By Sheila Berry Magical Towerland lies an hour’s drive away from George, on the South Eastern coast of South Africa. Alan and Sue have nurtured the land for many years and taken great care to construct quaint Hobbit-like buildings using local rocks …

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Cultural day – Ocilwane Village

The Ocilwane Village community  hosted a cultural  day on Thursday 29 September, 2016. The day was well attended by young people from all around the Fuleni area. The event was organised by Phila Ndimande and kindly sponsored by KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife and the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Enjoy the fun! (please click on …

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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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Mining company pulls out of Wild Coast plan

By Tony Carnie FOUR months after community leader Bazooka Radebe was gunned down in front of his son, an Australian mining company says it is bailing out from its plan to mine one of the world’s biggest undeveloped mineral sand mining ventures, at Xolobeni on the Wild Coast. Mineral Resources …

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FULENI BLOCKADE STOPS RMDEC SITE VISIT

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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