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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
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Xolobeni: Ministers duck questions on mining

Imbizo yields no information on murder of activist

By Mathieu Dasnois - 20 July 2016
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Australian mining company pulls out of Wild Coast mine

Ongoing violence prompts MRC's decision

By GroundUp Staff - 18 July 2016
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Xolobeni community want answers at meeting

Police to face questions about activist’s death

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 12 July 2016
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No mining in Xolobeni, demand activists

Protests against Australian company in Cape Town and Perth

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 25 May 2016
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From Xolobeni to Marikana we see consequences of impunity

Compromised politicians and corrupt government departments are sacrificing human rights

By Glenn Ashton - 1 April 2016
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Assassinated anti-mining activist knew his life was in danger

Struggle against mining in Xolobeni will continue, promises Nonhle Mbuthuma

By Kimon de Greef - 29 March 2016