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Mining ‘could ruin wilderness’

24 June 2015


The report suggested that several species of wildlife could also be affected negatively. Picture: Tony Carnie

The report suggested that several species of wildlife could also be affected negatively. Picture: Tony Carnie

By Tony Carnie

Durban – One of the last truly wild corners of ancient Africa would never be the same again – and could lose its global status as a wilderness area – if a local mining company was allowed to blast open new coal mining pits on the wilderness border.

This was the stark conclusion of scientific consultants who released a draft environmental impact report, funded by the Ibutho Coal mining group.

Read the full article from iolNews.

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