Coast KZN

30 Nov 2023

Green Net to host free movie about turning the tide on oil giants

Shona Aylward (South Coast Herald) Picture: Wild Coast Warriors will be shown this Sunday, December 2

The movie Wild Coast Warriors will be showed at the Seventh Day Adventist Church hall in Advent Road, opposite Anerley Place, this Sunday at 14:00. The Green Net, who is hosting the event, is a group of South Coast residents who promote and teach environmentally sustainable practices.

The movie is free of charge, donations are welcome.

The film features Wild Coast activists Sinegugu Zukulu, Nonhle Mbuthuma and Siyabonga Ndovela. Nonhle will be the special guest on the day. The movie is directed by Nick Chevallier and Leigh Wood. The executive producer is Gary Janks.

Here is short summary about the lead characters:

Nonhle Mbuthuma fights for land and environmental rights in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. In 2007 Nonhle founded the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) to unite community members in five villages of the Amadiba Tribal Authority region to work together in opposition to destructive mining projects. She is now the most visible leader of the campaign against the Australian corporation Mineral Commodities Mineral Ltd. Info:

Sinegugu Zukulu fights environmental crimes by big mining and construction companies through litigating, documenting, and raising awareness. He is the Programmes Manager for Sustaining the Wild Coast, an organisation that works to amplify the voice of indigenous communities in Eastern Mpondoland and to protect that environment from destruction. He spends half his time volunteering for community development work. In 2006, Zukulu narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by supporters of the mining companies he opposed. In spite of this risk, Zukulu maintains he will not be silenced and believes his cause is more powerful and just than the desire for profit. Info:

Siyabonga Ndovela, is one of the founding members of the Pondo Experience, met whilst directing education and community development projects in Mpondoland in 2013. He lives on the Wild Coast, and is against the proposed mining. Info:

“For centuries indigenous people have lived sustainably on South Africa’s Wild Coast.

In a David and Goliath court case struggle against Shell, these coastal communities succeeded in halting oil/gas exploration, achieving ongoing protection of the ocean and their culture.”