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Please read the attached Background Information Document from Withers Environmental Consultants and register as an interested and affected party to comment by 4 June 2012.1197-Notice of HWC application to IAPs 30 Apr 2012

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Prospecting licence granted!

Published on July 25, 2011 by in Community, News

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Prospecting licence granted!

Dear friends Summary of current events Apparently Bongani Minerals was awarded a Prospecting Right in the Verlorenvlei catchment on 1 July 2011 – landowners have received letters from Bongani and Withers Environmental. A Prospecting Right stamped by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and a valid EMP have yet to be seen – legal counsel […]

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Selling our environment downstream – who really benefits? Right to prospect apparently granted On 1 July 2011 the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) apparently granted Bongani Minerals a right to prospect for tungsten in the Moutonshoek Valley, the major catchment of the Verlorenvlei, a RAMSAR site (yet unprotected). “We don’t even know if this is […]

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Verlorenvlei looking towards Moutonshoek

Decades after conservationists called for the Verlorenvlei near Elands Bay on South Africa’s West Coast to be afforded formal conservation protection to preserve its biodiversity, this Ramsar site is still under threat. A local authority, Bergriver Municipality, has now taken action which could turn the years of environmental neglect around. Twenty-five years ago conservationists called […]

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Pelicans at sunset

Artists in Piketberg are joining hands to create awareness of the beautiful and ecologically sensitive Verlorenvlei wetland, a RAMSAR-listed site that runs all the way from the Piketberg mountain range to Elands Bay on the West Coast. This important freshwater source, rich in bird, animal, and plant life (including many rare and threatened species), is […]

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LEAPS is a registered animal welfare organisation tending to the needs of animals in the townships of Elands Bay and Lamberts Bay up the West Coast.

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