MINING

How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions

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9 September 2021

Platinum mine tense after assassination of unionist

NUMSA’s Malibongwe Mdazo was gunned down outside the CCMA office in Rustenburg

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26 August 2021

Battle to stop 22km long mine on Wild Coast

Xolobeni community deeply divided

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28 July 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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8 July 2021

A thriving trade has sprung up around informal mining in Gauteng

Immigrant traders supply miners with everything from water to socks

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7 July 2021

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

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1 April 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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25 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment

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10 March 2021

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

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

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16 February 2021

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

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10 February 2021

Environmentalists lose bid to close Somkhele coal mine

Judge said applicants had not produced evidence to support their claims

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9 February 2021

Community and mining company clash over vanadium-rich land

Residents of Mononono village in North West take on Ikwezi Vanadium

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28 January 2021

Trial will shed light on Wild Coast violence

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

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22 January 2021

Informal miners claim police demand bribes

Miners in Benoni say police confiscate their gold unless they pay

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15 December 2020

Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast mining dams

Sea is so dark with sediment “we can’t even dive with lights”

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9 December 2020

West Coast mining magnate fails to keep criminal trial secret

Australian court has lifted an interim order barring publication of details of trial of Tormin mines’ Mark Caruso

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16 November 2020