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“As a developing country, the South African government has identified coal as a primary energy source. It grants permission to extract minerals through mining rights. Xstrata recently sold their Highveld coal reserves to Msobo Coal, and Msobo now intends to prospect at Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga.

Chrissiesmeer is a large wetland area. It is home to various frog species, insects, birds, small game and their predators. This includes various endangered species such as cranes and allegedly some newly discovered endemic species of fish and frogs.”

Read more at http://www.ejolt.org/2013/05/choosing-between-coal-or-wetlands-in-chrissiesmeer/CPA Meeting

 

 

More on Exxaro Leeuwpan coming soon!

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