Fighting for people and planet

This article appears in Africa-Legal There are times when South African environmental attorney Kirsten Youens wakes at 3am, battling to breathe and uncertain about how to help her clients or fund her work. She spoke to Tony Carnie. “I take injustice very personally and struggle to understand people who cannot see what is right…So, when […]

Law Applies to All – except to Tendele

Two hundred members of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) from Somkhele and Fuleni, in Zululand, held a peaceful but powerful demonstration outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday to draw attention to their strong opposition to the Tendele coal mine accused of operating without the required authorisations concerning environmental impacts, management of toxic […]

Media Release – Summary of Proceedings: Tendele/Somkhele Coal Mining Case

The application brought by The Global Environment Trust (GET) and members of Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organization (MCEJO) against Tendele Coal Mining (PTY) LTD, on 24 August 2018 in the Pietermaritzburg Supreme Court has been heard. Judgement to be handed down in about 3 months PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Our day In court: Our senior counsel, […]

Media Release – Tendele/Somkhele Coal Mining Case

Notice: The Somkhele and Fuleni communities neighbouring the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park unite on 24th August 2018 at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in their resistance against the ongoing illegal mining by Tendele Coal Mining (PTY) LTD and its proposed expansion. PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: In an application to be heard in the high court in Pietermaritzburg, evidence […]