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1 April 2021 | ARTICLE

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Unclear if firing will impact on case in which Caruso is suing six South Africans for defamation

...Xolobeni has fired Mark Caruso as its CEO. Caruso is currently suing South African environmental lawyers, community activists and a social worker for defamation. Caruso has been convicted of drunken d...

16 February 2021 | ARTICLE

West Coast mining magnate due in court in March on assault charges

Australian courts drop one charge against Mark Caruso, two still pending

...Xolobeni on Pondoland’s Wild Coast for more than a decade. A criminal charge of aggravated home burglary has been dropped against Mark Caruso, an Australian venture capitalist with strong South Afri...

11 February 2021 | ARTICLE

SLAPPing back: Court checks corporate bullying

Tuesday’s judgment in the mining company case provides key insights into how to recognise a SLAPP suit

...Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, despite strong resistance from the local community there. In a presentation made at a summer school on mining run by the University of Cape Town, Reddell, Davies and Cloe...

10 February 2021 | ARTICLE

SLAPP in the face for Australian mining company

“Victory for activism and free speech” as judge rules in favour of SA lawyers, activists and social worker

...Xolobeni and at the Tormin mineral sands mine on the West Coast, and/or to punish them for speaking out. The plaintiffs’ lawyers denied they were bringing a SLAPP suit, arguing that for legal proceedi...

22 January 2021 | ARTICLE

Trial will shed light on Wild Coast violence

Community is split, even within families, on whether mining should be allowed to take place

...Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project on the Wild Coast in December 2015. He is pictured here with victims and family members. Photo: Fred Kockott A trial related to an outbreak of violence over the Xolobeni...

6 October 2020 | ARTICLE

SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at home

Facing criminal charges, Mark Caruso steps down as chairman of Mineral Commodities

...Xolobeni on Pondoland’s Wild Coast for more than a decade. Caruso is suing South African lawyers and environmentalists for defamation over attempts to expand the West Coast mining operation. Controv...

22 September 2020 | ARTICLE

Groundbreaking court judgment on mining and community rights

...Xolobeni community should have received mining application before the right was granted

...Xolobeni, a remote area in rural Eastern Cape, has been a battleground over mining rights. Archive photo: Thembela Ntongana The Umgungundlovu community, located in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has wo...

11 June 2020 | ARTICLE

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

...Xolobeni in Pondoland for more than a decade, and has also been operating a mineral sands mine, Tormin, on West Coast beaches near Lutzville since 2014 through the subsidiary MSR. Between them, the pl...

10 June 2020 | ARTICLE

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

...Xolobeni and Lutzville

...Xolobeni in Pondoland for more than a decade, and has also been operating a mineral sands mine, Tormin, on West Coast beaches near Lutzville since 2014 through the subsidiary MSR. Between them, the pl...

8 June 2020 | ARTICLE

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

...Xolobeni in Pondoland for more than a decade, and has also been operating a mineral sands mine, Tormin, on West Coast beaches near Lutzville since 2014 through the subsidiary MSR. Between them, the pl...