GET was established in 2010 by an interested group of people who recognized the need to form a trust to promote and influence the wise use of the natural environment to ensure that biodiversity is maintained. This involves challenging and containing human activities that degrade, debase and/or harm conservation areas and sensitive and/or significant ecosystems, and that contribute to the impoverishment of affected communities rather than to their upliftment.



Saying NO to developments that will have a negative effect on the community and environment

The proposed developments are sited on the boundary of the iMfolozi Wilderness Area, the first declared wilderness in Africa. The Wilderness area lies within the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) home to a vast array of wildlife, including the Big Five.

Gooseberry Grandmother’s Daughter

Today we celebrate Human Rights day in SA and those heroes and sheroes committed to achieving human and environmental rights in our country, even at the cost of their lives.   This sensitive new documentary, made by filmmaker Julie Laurenz, is about Fikile Ntshangase, the 63 year old woman who was shot dead in her home […]

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Warm, Loving and Wise…These three words best describe Gogo Ndlovu according to the GET research team who are interviewing elders in Somkhele to learn what life was like in the area as far back as the 1930s. Sadly, on the afternoon of 16 November, Gogo Ndlovu passed away, a couple of weeks after she had […]

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ZAC’s Devastating Pollution Dam Breach

This is the third 50|50 documentary programme that exposes the dishonesty that characterises Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), not only currently but for much of its existence. When the lies start at the top, it soon becomes the culture of an organisation where everyone defaults to being dishonest, especially when in a corner.

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South African government urged to take bold steps to empower our Constitutional Rights to a healthy environment

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: 25 October 2021On Friday, 22 October, in remembrance and support of environmental activist and campaigner, Fikile Ntshangase, a group consisting of environmental justice activists, NGOs and community members, from the area surrounding a controversial coal mine, marched on the anniversary of her murder. The march was in support of the #DefendTheDefenders and […]

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Unforgettable Fikile’s Golden Dream

By Sheila Berry 2021 was to be the year of jam making in Ophondweni. Not any jam but a very particular jam with the name of Qhomqhom in Zulu. This is the name given to gooseberries that grow in abundance in this part of KwaZulu Natal. Fikile had been very excited when she first saw […]

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