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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
There has been a long silence because after we submitted our objections the DMR took several months to convene a RMDEC meeting to discuss the 3rd Bongani Prospecting Right application. The meeting was finally held on 28 July 2010. The Verlorenvlei Coalition were not allowed to make submissions, despite a mammoth task in preparing a […]
The Verlorenvlei Coalition has been dedicated in their resistance to the third prospecting application in the Verlorenvlei catchment area, made by Bongani Minerals earlier this year. Thank you to everyone who submitted their objection to the application and who commented on our website. The Department of Mineral Resources apparently received hundreds of formal objections. There was a long waiting period when the […]
NEW Riviera Prospecting Right application – PLEASE HELP! The Mining Right application in the Moutonshoek Valley has been withdrawn and Bongani Minerals has instead lodged a Prospecting Right application with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Please see the background information document (BID) below. We urge members to fill in the forms below to REGISTER […]
The implication of the applications to prospect for and mine tungsten in the Moutonshoek Valley Bongani Mineral’s recently withdrawn application for mining rights and newly submitted application for prospecting rights in the Moutonshoek Valley are about low grade tungsten ore and short term profits. For the people who live in the district the true issue […]
Dear VC members and friends More opportunities for public comment The Public Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 at the Piketberg Public Library Hall, between 14:00 and 19:00. We urge you to be there in full force. Coalition members and supporters are asked to be there at 4 pm. Remember, registration […]
The latest news from the Verlorenvlei Coalition. [download id=”2″] To date 1400 individual members and 46 organisations have registered with the Coalition! What you can do We need you to join us and to get others to join as well. To join the Verlorenvlei Coalition either email Kerry Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may post […]
50/50 screening 5 April 2010 at 7:30 pm The new look 50/50 will be back on air in April 2010 as promised. The programme will open on Monday 5 April (Easter Monday) at 7:30 pm and the Moutonshoek mine application/Verlorenvlei story will at last be aired! Please watch the press for details.