eMpembeni mirrors the scourge of mining-related assassinations in KZN

By Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime

Since 2016, there have been at least 38 assassinations and 14 attempted assassinations in mining localities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Mining-related assassinations are even more difficult to track than political killings. Motives can often be multilayered and the rural environment in which most attacks take place can render accurate data collection challenging.

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Stop calling yourself judge, chief justice tells ITB chairperson

By Paddy Harper

Judge not, lest thee be judged thyself” ― this is the message, sort of, from the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) chairperson Jerome Ngwenya.

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Air pollution in the midst of COVID-19

By Velile Khoza

Here in Mfidikoe village, Rustenburg we see communities suffer the consequences of air pollution from tailing dams.

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Where must we get help, ask KwaZulu-Natal residents

Amanda Khoza

Impoverished residents in the province, especially those in rural areas, say they are being neglected, ignored and exploited by the very people who are supposed to protect them.

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Friday Activist: Constance Mogale

Zukiswa Pikoli

‘As a black child, you cannot say you’re not an activist unless you are not conscious of your environment!’

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