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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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New revelations in mineral rights controversy (Mail & Guardian)

A business involved in a controversial bid to mine tungsten in an environmentally sensitive area of the Cape’s west coast has close personal ties with the mineral resources department official who was responsible for processing the mineral prospecting rights at the time, the Mail & Guardian has learned.

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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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Panoramic view of the Verlorenvlei

Published on July 29, 2009 by in General

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A beautiful day at the Verlorenvlei…  taken earlier this month from the hills above the water, with a view all the way out to sea.  Notice the circular potato fields on the far shore. Click on the image to view the bigger size.

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Myn Verdwyn

Published on June 3, 2009 by in General, Verlorenvlei Coalition

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(Written by Roderick Freemantle). MYN VERDWYN Not many people know this, but a rich deposit of tungsten and molybdenum has been discovered in the Moutonshoek valley on the eastern slopes of the Piketberg Mountains. Sound bites reaching the “interested and affected parties” ears through the static of spin reveal that the extraction of these minerals […]

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