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Conservation Watch

Trial may shed light on Wild Coast violence

A much-delayed case, back before the courts, brings to light community conflict over mineral sands mining plans. Fred Kockott reports. 

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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Now she has been murdered

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her

Conservation Watch Environment

HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine expansion row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

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Sand mining plans dog Xolobeni

Since 2006, people in Xolobeni have waged a struggle over plans for heavy minerals mining, reports Shona Aylward in this three part series first published by South Coast Herald.  

Environment

The ties that bind: land and loyalty

Loyalty to the land runs deep among Pondo,  Shona Aylward reports in the final instalment of her look into Xolobeni and the mining saga.

Environment

‘Mining Xolobeni like putting jackal with the goats’

Plans to mine Xolobeni continue to face  stiff opposition from residents, reports Shona Aylward, in this the second of a three-part series on the area.

Environment

Sowing dissent: Pondoland pain over mining plan

In this, the first of a three part series on Xolobeni, journalist Shona Aylward looks at the struggle over proposed heavy minerals on the Wild Coast. 

Wild Walk series

More Pondo magic than you can shake a stick at

Rural homestays on the Wild Coast have become vital grassroots eco-tourism ventures on hallowed ground, writes Matt Vend.

Conservation Watch Environment

Xolobeni heroes in running for national awards

The Xolobeni community is among the finalists in a national environmental awards that recognises people, products and innovations helping to build a more sustainable world.

Environment Wild Swim Wild Walk series

A revelation of a rugged sort

Mother Nature put the brakes on a daring wild coast swim, but a seed has been planted  for a new  environmental education initiative – and a chance to make media