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Constitutional Court Rules Against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area

Thursday, 21 November 2019 12:26
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According the Draft Water and Sanitation Master Plan, high water yield areas constitute only 4% of South Africa’s surface area and are the water factories of the country. Currently only 18% of them have any form of formal protection.  Furthermore, 57% of river ecosystem types and 65% of wetland eco system types are threatened, making wetlands the most threatened of all ecosystems. 

 

In view of the above mentioned threats, the FSE, a member of the Coalition, who defended the protection of the Enkangala-Drakensberg Strategic Water Source Area, where Atha Proposes to mine coal,  salutes the latest decision by the Constitutional Court. 

 

Press statement attached.

 

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