Struggle against mining in Xolobeni will continue, promises Nonhle Mbuthuma
29 March 2016
The fight for the soul of the Bakgatla Ba-Kgafela
14 March 2016
The recent flurry of post Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) articles have had their moment of fame until next year, but the discussion is welcomed as it raises at least two valid points – raised by others over the recent past. One persistent criticism is that of the diminished voices at the Alternative Mining Indaba. The mining communities are the centre of work and we note that, as we write, the people of Xolobeni are waging a life and death struggle against the mining-energy–industrial complex. Sadly, this situation has been fuelled by the deliberately inept Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).
By giving corporations a bigger stake, the people affected by mining are being marginalised
18 February 2016
We will die for our land, say angry Xolobeni villagers as dune mining looms
Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Paul Botes (with permission of the Mail & Guardian)
12 February 2016
Four men accused of assaulting residents of the Amadiba coastal area were released on R2,000 bail each yesterday at the Mbizana Magistrates’ Court.
12 January 2016
Representatives of the Amadiba community in the Eastern Cape have accused Australian company Mineral Commodities, part owner of the Tormin mine on the West Coast, of lying to its shareholders.
GroundUp Staff with AmaBhungane
6 November 2015
Four days after the bloodletting that has become known as the Marikana massacre, this column supported the call for a comprehensive and independent inquiry. And it noted, reflecting a widespread view within the labour movement: “The Lonmin tragedy is a wake-up call that South Africa will ignore at its peril.”
20 August 2013