Anglo Coal Canyon project consults a poor community and promise employment

Community Alerts/Sandile/ Ekurhuleni /25 May 2017

Anglo Coal has been doing its consultation processes in Springs for Coal Canyon project that will start from Springs to Heidelberg which would cover communities like Endicott, Bakerton, Springs, Kwa-Thema, Tsakane, Duduza, Dunottor, Selcourt, Weldgeducht, Struighbelt, Daggafontein, etc which means that the far East Rand would now be facing double impacts of mining (Gold mining impacts and coal ) interms of the air quality, AMD(acid mine drainage), land degradation, loss of land, evictions, and many more.

The sad part of these consultation processes is only three of these communities have been consulted other communities know nothing about this Anglo Coal Canyon project and its affiliates are planning, strategically the consultation processes were done in Endicott were the community is so poor and know nothing about how the process should go and with promises of creating jobs, the unfortunate part is that the Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation found this information at last minute though we are now working on sending submissions on broad consultation processes to all the communities that would be affected .