Tag: Xolobeni

Amadiba Crisis Committee will honour slain activist by defending the right to say no to extractivism

By Nonhle Mbuthuma and Maxine Bezuidenhout The cause for which murdered Eastern Cape mining activist and chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Bazooka Radebe, gave his life is a global one, since the struggle is against a threat to the sustainability, life and dignity of people everywhere.

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Mantashe uses State of Disaster to escape accountability

As the Covid-19 lockdown came into force, amendments to the Mineral Resources Development Act were quietly pushed through, which effectively strip mining-affected communities of key rights.

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A step backwards for human rights in SA

The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act goes against the international progress made in protecting the rights of rural and indigenous people, particularly when it comes to mining.

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Xolobeni — the mine, the murder and the DG

A voice from the grave accuses Sandile Nogxina, a former director-general and now advisor to the mining minister, of betraying a community.

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Xolobeni community being coerced into giving up land rights

Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe wants to ask unemployed people from surrounding villages whether mining should go ahead.

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