Groundbreaking court judgment on mining and community rights

Court rules that Xolobeni community should have received mining application before the right was granted

By Geoffrey Allsop - 22 September 2020
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Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km along the Pondoland Marine Protected Area

By Luke Riley - 31 March 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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Wild Coast community battles SANRAL and Gwede Mantashe

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

By Wilmien Wicomb - 5 February 2019
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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

By Wilmien Wicomb - 23 November 2018
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Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court

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

By Zoë Postman - 22 November 2018
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Mantashe: I didn’t give the go-ahead on Xolobeni

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

By Kim Reynolds - 26 September 2018
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Gwede Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

But residents sceptical of his intentions

By Kimberly Reynolds - 21 September 2018
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Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyer

Department of Mineral Resources in court over Xolobeni mine

By Zoë Postman - 25 April 2018
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Community consent needed before granting mining rights, court hears

Not according to the Act says mine company lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 24 April 2018
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Family of murdered Xolobeni activist appeals to NPA to “unblock” investigation

Police inquiry into Sikhosiphi Radebe’s 2016 death is stalled

By Thembela Ntongana - 27 March 2018
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Battle over mining rights in remote Eastern Cape villages

Mgungundlovu residents and government to meet in court in April

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 February 2018
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Two years later, still no arrests for murder of Xolobeni activist

Bazooka Rhadebe was gunned down outside his house in 2016

By Thembela Ntongana - 16 February 2018
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Authorities finally move against Australian mining company

Tormin accused of breaching environmental licence

By Glenn Ashton - 20 October 2016
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Xolobeni goes to court over community rights versus mining

Case will shed light on land ownership and customary law

By Safura Abdool Karim - 28 September 2016
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Man accused of assault in Xolobeni is ANC election candidate

Named in affidavits, Nthethelelo Madikizela denies involvement in attack

By Ashleigh Furlong - 29 July 2016