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Thyspunt - No Mining Campaign

Contribute tot protect the coastal cradle of modern human man.  

The Thyspunt Alliance was originally established to oppose the development of a nuclear power station and related infrastructure. The Thyspunt area is now faced with a new threat. A mining prospecting application that, if allowed, will cause massive irreparable damage to the area. 

To oppose any prospecting or mining applications we have establish the Thyspunt Alliance – No Mining campaign

Thyspunt is located along the southern coastal margin of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, between Oyster Bay and Cape St. Francis ~88 km west of Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

The Thyspunt area has an archaeological record spanning a  million years of human history, emplaced in an intact sea- and landscape, Thyspunt is a sacred place that has meaning for all seven billion of us. 

Thyspunt has three features of global importance:

  • a cultural land- and seascape of unblemished integrity that offer witness to a million years of human history, including the transition to human modernity in the Middle Stone Age; 
    • a network of wetlands that are regarded as one-of-a-kind; 

    • and mobile dunefields that are unique globally in their extent and preservation.

    The Thyspunt area needs a future that delivers redress to people of Khoe-San descent, and that will see Thyspunt rightfully recognised as a cultural and natural landscape of global significance. 

     The Thyspunt Alliance is an alliance of civil society groups, NGO’s, industry groups and individual members.  We ensure that we engage with suitably qualified specialists to provide comment and input on the information provided in the various environmental impact assessments documents.

     We have retained Cullinan & Associates as our legal counsel to assist with the required legal responses and possible challenges.

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