Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville


10 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By and

3 June 2020

“Coronavirus is the last thing to worry about while looking for gold deep inside a mine”

Informal miners say they are continuing operations amid lockdown


30 April 2020

“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision


8 April 2020

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans


1 April 2020

Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court

Mining company opposes application by Amadiba Crisis Committee


11 February 2020

Communities picket against mining bills

Activists criticise short comment period and that it was over the holiday period


31 January 2020

Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, Olifants River estuary to be protected


9 December 2019

Bid to protect West Coast jewel from mining

Controversial Australian company applies for further prospecting rights


3 December 2019

Farrar Park residents blame dumping for spoiling neighbourhood

Mining company refuses to erect new fence


3 December 2019

Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company’s attempt to appeal

High Court judgment blocking proposed mining stands – but the saga isn’t over


20 November 2019

The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

Painstaking work of Baloyi Commission may come to nothing


25 October 2019

Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner

Witness Manono died in April in Mpumalanga


23 September 2019

Former mine workers march to Parliament on Marikana day

Unpaid Benefits Campaign say it can prove workers are owed money


16 August 2019

Supreme Court of Appeal sends coal company packing

No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now


23 July 2019