xolobeni mining

Is this in the interests of the average rural person, or is there a dark and sinister plot. (Of course there is.)

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has released the ‘Holomisa Report’, which advises Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on the Xol

From: www.iol.co.za February 8, 2011 By Ingi Salgado For some

22km proposed strip mine at  Xolobeni

The Minister presents his arguments as if the Toll road, and the supposed benefits it will bring, is the only option by which to bring ‘development’ to the region.

PRESS RELEASE 12 -04 -2010 N2 TOLL ROAD - GOVERNMENT APPEARS OBLIVIOUS TO THE COMPLEXITY OF REAL ISSUES AT STAKE

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION NO 743 DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 30 MARCH 2010 DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: MONDAY, 15 MARCH 2010 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER:

THE decade-long N2 Wild Coast Tollroad debate was re-ignited this week with the release of a new – and final – environmental impact assessment.

By John GI Clark

LRC to make oral submissions on behalf of the Amadiba Crisis Committee at Xolobeni.

Dated and incomplete list by Tony Abbott (P O Box 111, Port Edward 4295)

Jubaeopsis caffra (Pondo coconut, Dwarf Pondoland palm, Mkambati palm)

Scientists in South Africa discover 18 new spider, snail and worm species

From www.iol.co.za

August 16 2009 at 06:51PM

From www.iol.co.za

August 16 2009 at 06:47PM

Open letter to the Press (Author unknown)

Dear Editor

Xolobeni, Mzamba, and finally Port Edward, mark the Northenmost boundary of the Transkei Wild Coast, and fall into the famous Pondoland Center of Endemism.

By Judi Davis
South Coast Herald
17 October 2008

Throughout the storm surrounding the controversial mine approved at Xolobeni on the Wild Coast, the statement that "ecotourism has failed on the Wild Coast" has repeatedly been stated.

 

WHY MINING THE WILD COAST IS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 
By John G.I. Clarke

By ROBERT LAING (September 2008)

7 September 2008

Rt Hon Madame Buyelwa Sonjica
Minister of Minerals and Energy
Private Bag X59
Pretoria 0001

Dear Minister,

Ben Trovato - Whipping Boy

YOLANDI GROENEWALD - Aug 28 2008 06:00

The contents of the petition follow below.

The Democratic Alliance says it is disappointed by the decision of the Department of Minerals and Energy Affairs to grant a mining right to Mineral Resource Commodities (MRC) to mine a portion of t

Holiday makers and South Coast Residents are invited to join a Spring Tide Beach March on Sunday 20th July from the Wild Coast Sun resort to Nyameni Estuary, to show their solidarity with the five

This is an appeal to everyone who cares about the future of the Wild Coast to please send a mail to xolobeniat

According to an article written by Mariaan Olivier (13 Apr 07), local communities around Australian miner Mineral Resource Commodities’ (MRC’s) proposed opencast dune-mining area, on the Wild Coast

The following information "The Mining Debate" is a chronology of events showing the protests by the Wavecrest community against sand/dune mining and destruction of forests and estuaries.

MINING APPLICATION SMOTHERS SUSTAINABLE ECO-TOURISM INITIATIVES AND CONTRAVENES INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS