No-Afrimat Furnace Committee: Minutes from meeting held 22 May 2014, 19h00, Highbury House

No-Afrimat Furnace Committee: Minutes from meeting held 22 May 2014, 19h00, Highbury House

Peter Funke PF Jonathan Cronen JC
Dorette Funke DF Mike Fourie MF
Leon Kirchner LK Dewald Maree DM
Maxwell Ganda MG Sean Ashwin SA
Wynand Engelbrecht WE Abbie Carson AC
Stan Wallace SW Marelise Kirchner MK


Alan Dougherty AD    
  Description Action  
  Welcome and Introduction    
  SA welcomed everyone to the meeting    
  Purpose of the meeting    

SA said the purpose of the meeting is to establish a committee representing the greater community (Daleside, Highbury and Henley-on-Klip) with regards to the no-Afrimat furnace campaign.


  Committee members    
  The following committee members and their roles were decided upon:

Committee Member Role
Wynand Engelbrecht Chair
Sean Ashwin Vice Chair
Abbie Carson Treasurer
Dorette Funke Secretary
Peter Funke Website & Communication
Stan Wallace Mining Forum Rep/Technical
Mike Fourie Mining Forum Rep/Technical
Jonathan Cronen Mining Forum Rep/Technical
Alan Dougherty Mining Forum Rep/Technical
Dewald Maree Ground Member
Leon Kirchner Ground Member
Marelise Kirchner Ground Member
Maxwell Ganda Ground Member


A constitution to be drafted and sent on the 26th May to the members.











  Discussion Topics:    
4.1 Mining Forum    
  Representatives of the mining forum; SW, JC, MF; to attend mine forum meetings and represent the community No-Afrimat Furnace Committee in all future dealings with the mine and furnace matters.



4.2 Radio advertising    
  • Vaal Radio: MF offered half of his personal advertising space in an afternoon to broadcast awareness about the Afrimat furnace. WE to assist
  • JC to confirm other radio broadcasting opportunities.



4.3 I&AP Registration handover and Protest    
  • Certified copies of registered I&AP to be handed over to Afrimat mine management on the 30th May 2014 by WE and SW.
  • Peaceful protest is planned for the 31st of May at 14h00 depending on approval by Council and magistrate. If the 31st is too soon it will be held on the 7th of June.

o    Protest to be held in front of the Mine from Skansdam School to Visvanger Street.





4.4 Other public exposure    
  • 4×4 Extreme show

o    Flyers to be handed out by volunteers.

  • Bass lake Dive Expo 7th June – Awareness campaign and registration as a I&AP
  • Art competition – Schools
  • Circus Club – Registration forms to be collected

AC & Volunteers

Volunteers & WE


  All information will be made public via the website.

Email and cell phone distribution lists to be updated from the registration forms.

Newsletter to be sent out.





  All registration and petition forms to be scanned, copied and certified by Wednesday 29th May. PF, DF  
  The chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting    
  Next meeting    


One thought on “No-Afrimat Furnace Committee: Minutes from meeting held 22 May 2014, 19h00, Highbury House”

  1. I have created an online petition in support of the “No Afrimat Furnace” Campaign. The results of the petition should reach you by the 29th of May 2014.

    Thank you

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