African Commission passes resolution on the protection of Sacred Sites

At the end of its last sitting, African Commission passed an important resolution urging African states to protect sacred natural sites and territories. The resolution recognises the connection between sacred sites and human rights and cultures of indigenous people. The link for the final resolution is now available: http://www.achpr.org/sessions/60th/resolutions/372/   …

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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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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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