A permit was granted by the Department of Minerals and Energy in South Africa to Maranda Mining Company (Pty) Ltd to start open cast mining in a protected wildlife sanctuary.
The SanWild Wildlife Trust needs your help to ensure the welfare and continued protection of many endangered plants and animals in the sanctuary. Please sign this petition asap so that it can be forwarded to the Department of Minerals and Energy in South Africa.
We the undersigned herewith request that you immediately suspend and cancel permit number 63/2006 (Reference number LP30/5/1/3/2/78MP) issued to Maranda Mining Pty Ltd.
We have been informed that due process was not followed to obtain this permit to do open cast mining in the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to many endangered species of fauna and flora.
We know that a public consultation process was not followed and that Maranda Mining did not consult with the legal occupier of the land.
The information contained in their EMP is misleading and factually incorrect. We therefore urge you to immediately cancel the permit and to follow the due process should Maranda Mining choose to reapply for a mining permit.
We are of the opinion that should you have been presented with the true facts, you would not have issued a permit to mine in a protected wildlife reserve that is home to endangered, orphaned, rescued, traumatised and misplaced wild animals.
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