Sustaining the Wild Coast has supported the Amadiba community for many years in their resistance to mining along the 25km stretch of coast between Port Edward and Mtentu. The company applying to mine heavy minerals is the Australian company, Mineral Resource Commodities (MRC) which already has a track record of poor environmental performance at their TORMIN mine on the West Coast. The South African Department of Minerals and Energy is presently appealing the court judgement of November 2018 which affirms the right of the Amadiba community to say NO to mining.
SWC works with the Amadiba community to grow tourism and agriculture as sustainable alternatives to mining, and to protect the Pondoland Centre of Endemism and rich cultural heritage of the Amadiba area. As one of the beneficiaries of The Wild Swim, SWC is co-sponsoring the costs of accommodating the Wild Swimmers and safety crew at three home stays along the route.
Funds raised through The Wild Swim will be used to
- to support and grow existing tourism initiatives such as homestays
- develop other eco-tourism ventures in the Amadiba area
SWC’s fundraising drive for The Wild Swim is being championed by social worker and John GI Clarke, the author of The Promise of Justice.
All donors to the SWC fundraising drive will be part of a raffle with the winner getting a copy of The Promise of Justice signed by the author and organisers of The Wild Swim.
For further information about SWC contact Margie Pretorius on 082 873 9053, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website www.swc.org.za.