South African's staple food is maize; most of it is genetically modified and sprayed with the weedkiller glyphosate. There is an ongoing dispute over whether or not the pesticide is healthy for people and the planet.
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For many years Mr Gednezar Dladla, was a lone voice in the Somkhele community, speaking up for the rights of the people. He welcomed the visit from the Fuleni communities and the opportunity it gave them to see the truth about a coal mine. He is committed to making sure the Fuleni communities do not make the same mistakes as Somkhele.
This article was published in the Daily News on Friday, September 4, 2015. By Richard Compton THE proposed “Fuleni” anthracite mine targeted for establishment on the south-eastern border of ...
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A Bush Escape from Durban to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi: Where the Lions Feed - Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Zulu people have an important connection with their ancestors and hold their graves sacrosanct. During a visit to Somkhele, on 19 October 2014, 60 Fuleni residents were deeply shocked to see the state of graves moved by the mine. Most of the graves are unmarked and many are subsiding. Somkhele residents say that the mine did not exhume all the bodies they agreed to relocate because they were too eager to start mining. This level of disrespect is very upsetting for Zulu people.
The National March of Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) 13th of August 2014, in Johannesburg, to attract the attention of all roleplayers in the mining sector who had been disregarding communities they impoverish whilst enriching themselves. Thirty people from Somkhele and Fuleni participated in the march, an important opportunity to realize they are not the only communities that are subjected to unjust mining.
Lion Resting in the Shade at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve