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Stellenbosch Vineyards Saved

The application to prospect for tin, silver and other minerals in the Stellenbosch and Cape Town regions has now been officially withdrawn by the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC). Recent weeks had seen a great deal of confusion as government officials said the application would not go through and the AEMFC said it would back down, only to continue with the plans over the following days. The Winelands Action Group, composed of wine producers whose estates such as Jordan, De Grendel and Saxenberg were at risk, has been pressuring the AEMFC and the government to withdraw or reject the application since the news broke last month. The AEMFC could always reapply for the prospecting rights in a year's time, as the courts never rejected them. [...more]

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