People want tourism, not destructive mining - Green Bishop

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Bishop Geoff Davies, patron of Safcei.
Bishop Geoff Davies, patron of Safcei.

Green tourism areas are becoming increasingly valuable, but the massive destruction of open cast mining is threatening this ideal, says Bishop Geoff Davies, known as the Green Bishop ...

Is our belief that South Africa’s wealth lies in extractive industries so great that we are prepared to impoverish our people? Are we so committed to the pursuit of wealth that we kill the goose that lays the golden egg – disregarding the consequences on people and planet earth, our only home? Is it corruption that allows us to jeopardise the future well-being of our people and planet? Have we and our government lost all sense of what is morally right?

In March we saw the assassination of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Radebe, chair of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), which has represented the Pondoland community in opposing titanium mining at Xolobeni between Port Edward and the Mtentu River.

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