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Unesco unhappy with Abbot Point decision

Draft recommendations by world heritage body Unesco on the Great Barrier Reef has had polarising effects, with both sides claiming victory. In its draft recommendations, the United Nations body expressed its concern over recent approvals for...
1st May 2014
News This Week

'Pilgrim's Protector' urges heritage compliance

For the last 16 months, a shroud of uncertainty veiled the business community of Pilgrims Rest, as it has waited with bated breath for the outcome of the Public Protector’s investigation into controversial allegations of maladministration and...
31st January 2014

OHM fined for damaging sacred Aboriginal site

Manganese miner OM Holdings (OMH) has expressed its regret after being convicted of desecrating an Aboriginal heritage site within its Bootu Creek project area, in the Northern Territory. OMH has previously pled guilty to one charge of damaging a...
2nd August 2013

SA committed to working with Unesco on Mapungubwe

South Africa remained committed to working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco’s) World Heritage Committee in ensuring effective implementation of the convention of the Mapungubwe Kingdom, the...
29th June 2012

CoAL to consider Unesco report on Vele

ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) said on Wednesday that it would, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), consider the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)...
28th June 2012
AngloGold Ashanti South Africa

Company Announcement: Restoration of historic school ignites pride and improved learning PDF Available

R1.5 million investment part of broader provincial development plan
8th May 2012

QRC-led delegation to meet with Unesco over Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Thursday said that it would emphasise the importance of the Great Barrier Reef’s world heritage site status to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) monitoring...
8th March 2012

CoAL and NGO coalition bury the hatchet

Emerging coal miner Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) and the Save Mapungubwe Coalition, which has hitherto been challenging the Vele opencast mine development, in Limpopo, on Thursday agreed to work together. The parties signed a memorandum of...
24th November 2011

NGO coalition to lodge Vele environmental appeal

A nonprofit environmental coalition, which includes the Endangered Wildlife Trust, said on Thursday that it would lodge its appeal against the environmental authorisation of the controversial Vele coal project before the deadline on Monday. The...
21st July 2011
Mining & The Environment

University of Pretoria outfit joins enviro campaigners’ bid to stop mining at CoAL’s planned Vele colliery

South Africa’s Centre for Child Law (CCL), which is run by the University of Pretoria, has now joined nongovernmental organisations and the Save Mapungubwe Coalition Group (SMCG) in seeking an interdict to stop planned mining and to protect the...
14th January 2011

CoAL expects first production at Vele by next quarter

Coal mining and development company Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) said on Wednesday that it expected first production at its Vele coking coal project in South Africa's Limpopo province by the next quarter, followed by the first sales shortly...
28th July 2010

Vele-linked coal-fired power station project placed on hold

The developer of the proposed Mulilo coal-fired power station, which is associated with the development of the controversial Vele coal mine on a property near the Mapungubwe world heritage site in the Limpopo province, has placed the project "on...
2nd July 2010
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