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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.  

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Wild swimmers and Gwede Mantashe converge on Xolobeni

As swimmers and safety crew prepare for this week’s Wild Swim, Luke Riley reports that sharks in the sea are not the only threats that need to be addressed.

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Xolobeni’s destiny in youngsters’ hands

Starry, starry fight: Destiny is in the sands for proud Pondos American journalism intern Luke Riley muses on southern skies, a patch of land beneath it, and the fight for

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Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area First published by GroundUp By Luke Riley A legendary charity swimmer has thrown his rubber