An Australian mining company launched a defamation case against activists and lawyers who criticised it. Here is our coverage of the case.

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

By John Yeld - 11 June 2020

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

By John Yeld - 10 June 2020

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

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

By John Yeld - 8 June 2020
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Aussie company show big profits from South African West Coast mine

Shareholders ask MRC to finance reward for information about murder of activist

By John Yeld - 13 June 2019
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Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

SLAPP suit adversaries to fight it out in Cape High Court

By John Yeld - 29 May 2019
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New charges in Aussie mining “SLAPP” suit

Amadiba activist sued for R7.5 million

By John Yeld - 21 May 2019
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Australian mining manager sued an employee for R200k. The court awarded him R200.

Mineral Commodities responds to GroundUp article

By GroundUp Staff - 20 March 2019
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Australian mining manager drops defamation claims against journalist

“I have always prided myself in writing objective and truthful articles” says Tossie Beukes

By John Yeld - 18 March 2019
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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 February 2019
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“Wake up and smell the coffee!” Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister visits controversial Lutzville mine

By John Yeld - 11 February 2019
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Australian company sues SA environmental lawyers for defamation

Mining company accused of damaging West Coast is claiming over R1 million in damages from activists

By Barbara Maregele - 8 May 2017