The Constitutional Court of South Africa has ruled in favour of communities arguing for a bigger say in mining decisions that affects their livelihood and places where they live. This comes after members of the Lesetlheng community in the North West Province were granted an appeal to an eviction notice that was previously approved by the North West High Court in 2017.
Major Precedent Set for Communities Affected By Mining
GroundUp, 26 October 2018
Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to "strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too" Read more »
The Constitutional Court of South Africa
Ruling 'Fundamentally Changes Power Dynamics' As Communities Win Big in Concourt
Daily Maverick, 26 October 2018
A Constitutional Court ruling on Thursday has fundamentally changed the power balance between mining companies and communities. The court upheld the Lesethleng community's land… Read more »
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