"We will never stop fighting against the mining. It will take away our land," said Xolobeni community member Siyabonga Ndovela after the North Gauteng High Court ruled that the Department of Mineral Resources has to obtain consent from communities before granting mining rights to companies.
Why South African Community's Win Against Mining Company Matters
The Conversation Africa, 13 December 2018
A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas without the villagers'… Read more »
Residents of mining communities picketed outside the Pretoria High Court in April in support of the Right To Say No to Mining Campaign (file photo).
Xolobeni Judgment Is Vital to Land Debate
GroundUp, 23 November 2018
Gwede Mantashe is concerned about mining being halted, but the judgment is an incentive for the industry to change the way it operates Read more »
'We Will Never Stop Fighting Against the Mining' - Xolobeni Community After Court Victory
News24Wire, 22 November 2018
The Department of Mineral Resources says it has noted the North Gauteng High Court judgment which ruled that the Xolobeni community, which has been fighting against their land in… Read more »
High Court Rules in Favour of Eastern Cape Community in Historic Mining Rights Case
The minister of mineral resources will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on… Read more »
Ruling Against Mining Company a Victory for Marginalized Communities Across the Country
AI London, 23 November 2018
In response to the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling that the government cannot issue a license for proposed titanium mining in Xolobeni without the consent of indigenous… Read more »
Wild Coast Mine Blocked By Pretoria Court
GroundUp, 22 November 2018
Government and companies must obtain "full and informed" consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge Read more »
Mantashe Meets With Xolobeni Anti-Mining Activists
News24Wire, 18 November 2018
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Sunday confirmed that he had met with a group concerned over mining developments in the Xolobeni region in the Eastern Cape. Read more »
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. ... Read more »
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