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Natural building and permaculture workshops ,Port St John's

EARTHWORX is very excited to be kicking off the new year working in conjunction with Wild Coast Kitchen and country Lodge just outside of Port St John's . We will gradually be building on a model sustainable village on the farm overlooking the mighty Umzimvubu river. The idea is to involve as many people as we can in the workshops to promote permaculture and sustainablity.
We are hosting our first 5day workshop for the new year starting on the 7th of January. Space is limited. Book early or contact us for schedules for further workshops throughout the year.

A 5 day workshop will include
-an introduction to permaculture and design
-natural building techniques including wattle and daub, adobe and cob.
-community building and upliftment
-daily optional yoga and meditation

For more information and bookings contact Marinda directly.

During the workshop students have an option of staying here at the lodge or camping in our beautiful garden on the farm. All meals will be provided. Self-catering optional.

South Africa - mining, MPRDA and NUM

http://www.miningmx.com/grnbk08/895040.htm

MINING COMPANIES OPERATING in South Africa face a barrage of changes to their legislative environment.

From the Mining Charter to royalties, to health and safety and including environmental laws and a deeply controversial Expropriation Bill, companies are going to have to be on their toes in an environment already regarded with a great deal of suspicion by investors overseas.

The perception of SA and its mineral policies leaves it at the bottom end of a list of 68 mining countries surveyed by the Canadian-based Fraser Institute despite soothing assurances by officials from our Department of Minerals & Energy (DME) claiming its new legislation enacted in 2004 has liberalised the industry and introduced new players.

The institute says its survey acts as a “report card to governments on how attractive their policies are from the point of view of an exploration manager”.

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