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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Best Kept Secret – Minister Zwane’s KZN Mining Imbizo

By Sheila Berry Last Thursday morning, 7th April, from 11h00 to 14h00, while Xolobeni and Fuleni activists and their supporters were picketing outside the DMR offices in Bay House, Durban, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane, was holding a Mining Imbizo at the obscure Ndumakuda Community Hall, Ward …

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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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UnderMining Life: Activists threatened in South Africa

Video by Sphiwe Mazibuko Sphiwe Mazibuko’s 9 minute documentary exposes the intimidation and violence facing anti-mining activists on the Wild Coast and Zululand, in South Africa. Xolobeni residents have fought for 10 years to prevent an Australian company from mining their titanium rich dunes. The unwavering response of the Pondo …

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Amadiba Crisis Committee chairman brutally murdered last night

By Rob Symons Last night the Chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikosiphe ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was brutally murdered at his home on the Wild Coast. This has brought home in the harshest possible way the ugly reality confronting all those who oppose destructive mining activities in South Africa and in …

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ISOLESIZWE FILM FESTIVAL (IFF)

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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KZN agro-ecology course – 19 to 23 February 2016 at Enaleni farm

The highly practical and participatory AE course was facilitated by Richard Haigh and focused on various interventions aimed at healing the relationship between land, animals, plants and ourselves, using what we have, where we are and where we are within ourselves. Participants were encouraged to link their energies in order …

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Rural activists get equipped with video documenting skills

28 November 2015, Participatory Video Community Training Course, Yellowwood Park, Durban See video here By Romeo Njabulo Ndlovu Billy Mnqondo from Fuleni in Empangeni along with groups from other parts of the country and Zimbabwe have taken the challenge of equipping their communities with video capturing and sharing skills after attending …

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