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5 February 2019 | ARTICLE

Wild Coast community battles SANRAL and Gwede Mantashe

Dispute over future of N2 route takes interesting turn as contractor pulls out

Xolobeni on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast has become well-known for two protracted legal battles. A group of residents from the Umgungundlovu community in the area has opposed mining by an Australian ...

4 December 2018 | ARTICLE

Court hears objections to new N2 highway

New Wild Coast route shortens road by 75km but passes through ancestral land

...Xolobeni community did not share the same sentiment as Zukulu about this “Berlin wall [the highway] that will separate the community and they will never get over it”. “This is an application by one ma...

23 November 2018 | ARTICLE

Xolobeni judgment is vital to land debate

Gwede Mantashe is concerned about mining being halted, but the judgment is an incentive for the industry to change the way it operates

...Xolobeni community, after the name of one of the villages in the area — in the face for more than a decade. The sands of the coastline where they have lived for centuries, is rich in titanium. For yea...

22 November 2018 | ARTICLE

Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court

Government and companies must obtain “full and informed” consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

...Xolobeni, a village in Umgungundlovu on the Wild Coast. “Right now we are so happy, I can’t even explain it,” said Siyabonga Ndovela who has lived in Xolobeni for 26 years. “Xolobeni is our land and o...

29 October 2018 | ARTICLE

Twitter abuse continues in Mabola Coal Mine saga

Atha-Africa senior executive continues to troll Centre for Environmental Rights

...Xolobeni in Pondoland – Fourie asked the council to investigate and take action. In July, the Right2Know Campaign, supported by 92 other organisations and lawyers’ groups, also condemned Tripathi’s so...

26 October 2018 | ARTICLE

Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

...Xolobeni community. Johan Lorenzen of Richard Spoor Attorneys said that the precedent from the court decision set out that no mining could take place until compensation is agreed upon in advance and t...

15 October 2018 | ARTICLE

Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Richard Spoor charged under apartheid era Transkei penal code

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer. Spoor is an attorney for Xolobeni residents opposed to mining in this remote part of the Wi...

8 October 2018 | ARTICLE

Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

At least 16 activists aligned to Abahlali baseMjondolo have been killed since 2013

...Xolobeni] to say no [to mining]. We know the comrades from Xolobeni are also being targeted. It is happening across the country,” said Notywala The march also highlighted the deaths of other activists...

1 October 2018 | ARTICLE

We do not know if my father’s murder will ever be solved, says son of slain activist

...Xolobeni leader Bazooka Rhadebe

“We do not know if my father’s murder will ever be solved,” says Tarzan Rhadebe, the son of murdered Xolobeni activist Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe. Two and a half years after the assassination, there ...

26 September 2018 | ARTICLE

Mantashe: I didn’t give the go-ahead on Xolobeni

Minister distances himself from claims made by Australian company on controversial Eastern Cape mine

...Xolobeni and will be able to take a more informed decision moving forward, on the moratorium as well as on other matters pertaining to Xolobeni.” In a statement on Monday, Amnesty International condem...