05 Nov 2018
by Dr. Aninka Claassens
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Maledu judgment victory for the Constitution over mining evictions

The Constitutional Court ruled unanimously last week that mining and the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) cannot trump the constitutional rights of the 17-million South Africans living in former homeland areas.

11 Jun 2018
by Zenande Booi
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Dispossession without compensation the legacy for poor rural communities

While the nation debates the amendment of the Constitution to provide explicitly for expropriation without compensation, the Constitutional Court is preparing to rule on the rights of poor black communities in mineral-rich former homelands who are routinely dispossessed without consultation, […]

21 Apr 2016
by Sifiso Dladla
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Minister gives priority to mines over communities

Communities that oppose mining on their land have failed to understand the benefits it brings, Mineral and Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said this week, three weeks after a prominent opponent of dune mining, Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, was murdered in the […]