Arising from Manzolwandle Investments’ latest application to mine coal in an area of approximately 18000 hectares close to Komatipoort and the Kruger National Park, the agricultural network Saai – representative of family farmers – will again oppose this development to ensure it does not succeed.
The target area mainly comprises irrigation agriculture in export industries, as well as high-intensity farms that have a large number of workers in employ. Acid rain, coal dust, hundreds of trucks destroying roads, an increase in cattle theft, air and water pollution and noise are but a few disadvantages and side effects that mining activities would cause for nearby agricultural production.
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Stop the coal mine in Komatipoort!
Manzolwandle Investments (Pty) Limited has filed a fresh application to establish an open cast coal mine of 87 000 ha (87km2) on the Southern boundary of the Kruger National Park just west of Komatipoort. pic.twitter.com/iVcV1zk2bs
— Richard Spoor (@Richard_Spoor) February 5, 2022